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Play the Man Audiobook

Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

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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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2017 Baker Books (P)2017 Oasis Audio

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    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!!!

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    Andy L. Atlanta, GA 07-25-17
    Andy L. Atlanta, GA 07-25-17

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    so glad I got to listen to this before my boys turn of age. plus a big eye opener for me as well.

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    Stanlin Alexander 07-24-17
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    "love it!!"

    I feel like this book was the successor to Wild at Heart in a lot of ways. I can't believe how great and well thought out this book really is. I hope that many men will find this book and be encouraged by the words of Mark Batterson.

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    Alex 07-24-17
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    "for Real Men"

    the way we were made and intended to be, if you have already celebrated sabbatical it's never too late to listen this stuff. better late than never

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    D. Oldfield St. Marys, WV 07-16-17
    D. Oldfield St. Marys, WV 07-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Finest campion to Scriptures for..."

    Young Dads. Mark's stories knocked it out of the park! I'll be gifting this to other dads.

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    Amazon Customer Tampa, FL 07-15-17
    Amazon Customer Tampa, FL 07-15-17 Member Since 2015

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    "A Spiritual Man Card"

    Play the Man is a must read for all men, especially dads. It challenges us to step out in manly courage, a courage obtained by first stepping out in faith.

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    "Please listen to this book"

    I've read/listened to a decent list of books on becoming a man and this easily ranks towards the top. It's both clear and concise and Mark Batterson knocks it out of the park. His illustrations, examples, and insights are quite impressive. I think what got me was that I immediately wanted to test out and apply his wisdom to my life as soon as I heard it.

    No matter where you are in your masculine journey, this book is a must read. Especially for you men who are looking to initiate your children.

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    Marisol C Rodriguez 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Play the Man is revolutionary!"

    I absolutely loved it! I will recomes it to all my friends. You should too...

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    Gentry 07-06-17
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    "Inspiring!"

    Very inspiring to men whether they are husbands, fathers, or young men just growing into adulthood. Full of historical & biblical examples of what a man should be: not a hard-nosed tyrant, nor a limp-wristed sissy, but a brave follower of Christ!

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    "A must read for both young and older men."

    A great Incorporation of both the buckle and historical accounts. This is a wonderful perspective on what it means to really be a man.

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