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Publisher's Summary

Play the man. Make the man.

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, and relationships and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no-man's-land" that New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: Play the man.

In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man". Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men who will put God first, family second, and career third.

This is more than an audiobook; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the men and the fathers God has destined them to be.

©2017 Baker Books (P)2017 Oasis Audio

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For all fathers & husbands out there

Mark delivers many practical tips combined with historical examples of “real men” & what that means in today’s society. Also a step by step for those dealing with teens. Great addition for any father and husband looking to become a better man

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excellent read, I recommend every man read it!

excellent read, I recommend to every man read it especially if you were bringing up children, this book will relight the fire of being a man, man of the house, man of your family and community.
#playtheman

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Good book

I like the book, very much like wild at heart. Definitely gave some good challenges and goals for dads with kids, especially boys.

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Want Man Guidelines?

If you are a young man who wants to know how to be a man and a father, or a man and a father who wants to know how to do your job as a man and father better, this is the book for you. Mark Batterson is a very good example of what it means to recognize you're not doing what you should and then beginning to do it. he doesn't claim to be perfect, but he does have some amazing examples and sets an amazing example himself. This book is highly recommended.

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Must read for father's!

Just what our culture is missing...a book about raising/building up MEN of God for our future!

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Inspiration at it’s best!

When I was listening to the book Mr Batterson was making so many awesome quotes, I wanted to highlight or write them down. So I ordered the hardcover.

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If there is book for all God Fearing And Loving Men this it!

To be able to put into word how I feel about my boys and put into a guidepost to play all in with them and their walk with Christ is amazing.

Can’t want to plan and experience my boys walk of passage into manhood!

God is good!!

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Solid read for any father.

Solid read, I couldn't agree more that we are not making men in Western culture but cultivating a generation, as Pastor Matt Chandler would say, of boys who can shave.

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soooo gooood

I flew through this book!! Batterson gently and confidently urges men to Play The Man!

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Excellent

After reading and listening to this book, I am confident in saying this is a MUST have. To God be the glory! Play the man!!!