MAN UP! Becoming a Godly Man in an Ungodly World was written by pastor, author, and speaker Jody Burkeen. His god given vision to challenge men to stop being spiritual sissies, MAN UP and accept God's challenge to be "the light of the world" inspired him to put this vision in an audiobook to share with others. Jody's self-described "Damascus Road Transformation" led him on a journey to search the scripture to find what he had been missing his whole life, Jesus Christ. In this journey, the Word if God took over in a way he never expected. Searching for men in the church to help in him in his walk, he found very little help and in the process found men that needed the same kind of help. "Church had become a religion, not a relationship" says Jody in his audiobook. The relationship he is talking about is the relationship with Jesus Christ and it seemed as if men in the church had become complacent and not living up to the challenge to live a separated life.
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Good book for young Christian Men.
Not really, -
Good personal testimony of author's life.
The delivery does not work for me, the repeated word "Sissy" gets old, through it usage in this auidio book.
Again, this is a really good book for young men under 40 years of age, IMHO.
Fan of Star Wars, Doctor Who, H. P. Lovecraft and C. S. Lewis, fantasy, science-fiction, horror and the spiritual/religious.
There are some really helpful metaphors in this book so that alone is worth the price however most of it is directed at men who are already married with kids and in a stable church and job situation. I wouldn't recommend this for men who are single, unemployed or dealing with the more gritty aspects of life such as addiction, anxiety, depression and the fear of man. That said, if you're married with the kids and the white picket fence and go to church every Sunday, this book could well be of help.
Started out promising but drifted off into areas that don't apply to many men, especially those outside the church or new to Christianity. I came to this book hoping for help dealing with fear, finding courage and rising from the pit of addiction and depression. He starts to discuss alcohol, drugs and pornography but then moves on to other things. I think there should have been whole chapters on these.
Well-read, good emphasis where needed.
Yes, one for new Christians who haven't yet found a good church or those who are single, unemployed or struggling with things like alcohol and pornography.
Despite my criticisms there are still some worthwhile gems of wisdom in this book, mainly in the introduction.
as Christian men we need to wake up, and biblically man up. and my friend jody does a awesome job of showing all of us just how to man up Gods way
its the truth
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