Men's Spirituality

10 LIFE CHARGED WORDS

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Men, if you ever have thought church is boring or feel like you're just going through the motions in your spiritual life, Derek Maul has good news for you. God wants your life to be more completely charged!

Church was meant to be so much more than just one more social club. Toss aside your preconceived ideas about Christianity and learn how to live a purpose-filled, exciting life in Christ.

Ideal for a men's study or for individual use.

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9780835811163
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2012-07-31
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365 MEDITATIONS FOR MEN

$14.00
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9780687076802
Publication Date: 
1998-08-31
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365 MEDITATIONS FOR MEN BY MEN

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Introduction

Man s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life.

Viktor Frankl, Man s Search for Meaning

There is a longing deep within every man s heart to discover meaning and purpose in life; to lead a life of significance as opposed to a life of success; to live a life of adventure, conquest, and victory; to make a difference and leave a positive, enduring mark on the world. Yet, as Henry David Thoreau observed, The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Although Thoreau penned these words more than a century ago, they still ring true today. So many men including devoted Christian men wake up one day and realize they are leading lives of quiet desperation, silently losing themselves as they strive to meet unrealistic expectations, overcome mounting work and family pressures, and battle unrelenting temptations. These challenges can easily sidetrack men, causing them to lose their spiritual focus.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, many men subsequently spend their time and energy and resources searching for significance in pursuits and people and things that can never fully satisfy. Some simply give up on ever finding lasting meaning and purpose in this world. Others find themselves somewhere in between. In any case, the result is often the same: a pervading sense of exhaustion, futility, or hopelessness.

Yet there is a remedy to this cultural epidemic, and it is found in reclaiming and living out every man s true purpose, which is found in God alone. As Saint Augustine wrote, Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee. The apostle Paul expressed it this way: Everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible . . . everything got started in [Christ] and finds its purpose in him (Colossians 1:16 The Message).

365 Meditations for Men by Men is intended to help men focus on their relationship with God and, consequently, find real meaning and purpose in life. Twelve different Christian men share their reflections on what it means to be a man who seeks to follow Christ each and every day. Drawing upon the lives of men in the Bible as well as their own personal experiences, the writers present timeless truths and valuable life lessons that will speak to men of every age and experience. In addition to offering inspiration and encouragement, they provide counsel on practical matters such as how to

- know God;

- get your priorities in order;

- become spiritually fit;

- be holy and righteous;

- make a difference;

- be equipped;

- step up;

- take risks;

- stand firm;

- serve God wholeheartedly.

As you make your way through the year (whether you start in January or June), you will be undergirded by a sense of brotherhood an assurance that you are not alone on this journey. With this confidence, may you boldly and courageously pursue a full and abundant life in Christ!

S. D. Sharpe, editor

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9780687651986
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2008-08-31
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ADAMS RETURN

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Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance of male initiation rights in both culture and the church.

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9780824522803
Publication Date: 
2004-10-31

BE A MAN: BEING THE MAN GOD MEANT YOU TO BE

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Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults. Although a celibate priest, he minces no words when it comes to the place of sexuality--for the unmarried man as well as for the married man. He shows that true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be--men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most.

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9781586174033
Publication Date: 
2009-09-30
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BECOMING A MAN OF PRAYER

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Based on Jesus' instructions, this topical Bible study for men on prayer provides a strategy for developing a lasting prayer life. Using a prayer journal based on the Lord's Prayer, the 8 sessions teach how to start becoming a man of consistent and passionate prayer. If using with a group, personal study is needed between meetings.

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9780891099819
Publication Date: 
1996-09-14
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BEHOLD THE MAN A CATHOLIC VISION OF MALE SPIRITUALITY

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Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality.

What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book.

Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man s experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately.

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9781586178871
Publication Date: 
2015-09-21
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BEING A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

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A spiritual guidebook for men highlighting the lives of biblical and contemporary figures as models for those seeking to live extraordinary lives.
We are challenged to live our faith in a world driven by never-ending activity and the attainment of career success. In the midst of all this it is easy for us to lose sight of what we are called to be persons of faith attentive to the voice of God.
While spiritual writing abounds for women seeking to integrate faith into their lives, few books offer men models for faith-filled living. Yet the Scriptures are replete with examples: Abraham, David, Daniel, Nicodemus and Zacchaeus to name a few. Even in modern times we encounter men who embrace their faith in their daily life, such as Pier Giorgio Frassati, C.S. Lewis and Fr. Michael McGivney. Their stories are examples of men seeking to be faithful to God's call while wrestling with the many challenges of life.
Through gripping accounts and stimulating reflection questions, Being a Man After God's Own Heart challenges men to consider the lives of biblical and historic figures to see how they answered God s call to do extraordinary things. Whether on their own or in small groups, this book will help men discover real ways to integrate faith with everyday life.

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9782896464890
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2013-08-31
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BEING A MAN OF GOD

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PrefaceThis book is a proposal and a protest. It protests all the books that reduce the life of a Christian man to a string of techniques and how-to lists. It proposes instead that the course of the Christian man is the course of his God. It protests all the lists of four steps for building lasting friendships, five techniques for raising obedient children, and seven methods of loving your wife. To avoid man-made lists, we will spend more time exploring Bible texts than typical men's books do. It also proposes that we focus on character over technique and law. God has renewed His sons and is remaking us in His image. Therefore, it is our heritage, our destiny, to become more like the Father and the Son. Men are most true to themselves when most like Christ.That conviction shapes this book. Instead of starting with laws and guidelines for godly living, we will consider the nature of God first. For example: - Godly husbands follow the pattern of sacrificial love set by Jesus, whose love for His bride, the church, shows husbands how to love their wives.
- Good fathers are like God, their heavenly Father. His love, justice, faithfulness, and loving discipline are the pattern for godly fathers.
- Godly friends imitate God's friendship with Abraham and Moses and the friendship of Jesus and His disciples. Self-disclosure and helpful presence are the marks of friendship.
- Godly workers love to create because God, who delights in creation, made us in His image. We like to finish tasks because we resemble Jesus who exulted, It is finished. His completed mission surpasses all others. But because of Him, we delight in completing our work.
-Even in our play, we imitate the playfulness of God evident throughout creation. His pattern of work and rest liberates us to rest and play as well.
There is more to godly masculinity than this, but nothing is more foundational. God created us in His image. By His grace, He restores us to that image day by day. For that reason I accent character over technique, being over doing.This approach simply agrees with Jesus. He said, Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit (Matt. 7:17-18). Jesus says, I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5). Talk of inability offends men who have a high estimate of their strength and resolve. So be it. Progress cannot begin until we know ourselves, weaknesses included. We must know that love, sacrifice, and service are alien to our relentlessly lazy and self-seeking souls. Left to ourselves, we have little desire to sacrifice. But Jesus renews His people.In the language of Scripture, He gives us a new heart. We have a spiritual sensitivity, even passion. As much as Christian men care about their honor, they care for God's honor yet more. As much as they love their families, they yearn to love their heavenly Father even more. We each become, to borrow another phrase from Scripture, a man after God's heart. The phrase a man after God's heart was a potential title of this book because it captures the way a changed life radiates out from a renewed spirit. First Samuel 13 used that phrase, long beforeDavid became king, to describe him, and it suits him well. He longed for nothing more than God's presence (see Ps. 27). Zeal for God's house consumed him (Ps. 69). This passion of the heart transformed all David did. When a Philistine giant taunted God's people, David could not bear the insult to God's honor and fought him in the Lord's strength (1 Sam. 17). When David became king, his first act was to bring God's tabernacle, the sign of God's presence, into his capital city (2 Sam. 6). As king he showed mercy and protected the weak, such as Mephibosheth (2 Sam. 9), because he knew that God has regard for the weak [and] delivers him in times of trouble (Ps. 41:1-2). In the course of his explosive affair with beautiful, reckless Bathsheba, David learned that he was weak too, a man who needed to receive mercy and deliverance, not just give it (2 Sam. 11). But as a man after God's heart, he eventually confessed his sin to God. Making no excuses, he threw himself on God's mercy, and received it (2 Sam. 12).The life of David shows that, by themselves, techniques and to-do lists cannot lead anyone to become a man of God. Unless we have a heart for God, techniques only help us manage our lives a little better. Further, if we take our sin, inability, and resistance to repentance seriously, we must conclude that to-do lists will never suffice.Why then do we act as if we can hand out rules and methods and expect any Joe to follow them? Why do Christian lessons and books sound as if we can solve every problem by following the right techniques? Do they think we can manage every sphere of life if we just have the proper instructions? If so, why are there so many self-help books?Wouldn't three or four be enough to cover most fields of Christian living? Cultures shape people more than the people living in those cultures realize. So I wonder: Do teachers focus on techniques because science, technology, and business dominate our culture? Has our fascination with technology seeped into our theological bones? Have management models led us to think we can govern our relationships by following a few easy steps?Jesus appears fairly often in some Christian books for men. But He appears as our example more than our Savior. He illustrates the principles of the particular book--the how-to of whatever the current chapter requires. But those books say little about Jesus' grace. If they do mention it, it is probably the grace that forgives sins, not the deeper grace that transforms sinners. These books often speak of our sins, but rarely of our sinfulness or our inability to reform ourselves.Of course, my book will make suggestions about marriage, fatherhood, money, work, friendship, and play. And I will not ground all of them in the character of God. Some explore the life of faith. Some address Christian discernment, the ability to see things God's way day by day. But the interest in God's character will remain. We become like that which we behold. Technique lists neither motivate nor transform, but the love and grace of God do. When that grace remakes our character into His likeness, it changes all our relationships.A Word to the WivesIt is no secret that women like to read men's books on occasion. This is very much a man's book, but I welcome all female readers. After all, women read more than men, who need their beloved to nudge them out of thenewspaper into something a bit deeper sometimes. I especially hope husbands and wives will jointly read chapters 3-5, on marriage and parenting. I wrote those chapters for the mouth and the ear, with alliteration and plays on words, so a couple might take pleasure in reading them aloud to each other (making this a read-aloud book?).

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9781581343083
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2001-10-14
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BEST LITTLE BOY IN THE WORLD G

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Twenty-five years ago, the bestselling financial advisor Andrew Tobias wrote a classic coming-of-age memoir called "The Best Little Boy in the World." He had to write it under a pseudonym, John Reid, because the book was about a cultural taboo -- homosexuality -- and Tobias was not ready to discuss the subject even with his parents.

That book has entertained and educated over a million readers and has never gone out of print. Now Tobias has returned to tell the next part of his personal story, and the story of a civil rights movement, in this witty and affirming memoir, "The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up."

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9780613212045
Publication Date: 
1999-12-06
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BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS ON MALE

$9.95

The topic of male spirituality has grown in popularity in recent years, as men have sought to move beyond the macho stereotypes. Exploring their fuller human potential has led many men (as it has led women) to consider the biblical basis of their spiritual selves. This volume examines the biblical dimensions of spirituality by probing the spirituality of 31 men in the Bible, revealing each one's relationship with God, and by providing exercises to enrich men's - and women's - relationship with God.

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9780814623237
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1996-11-30
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BOOM THEN YOUR LIFE IS HALF OVER

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In their straightforward, no-nonsense style, Arterburn and Shore examine five roles that define men's identity--he-man, son, husband, provider, and father--to help males discover new vision and purpose in a God-honoring, significant life.

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9780764204234
Publication Date: 
2008-01-31
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BOYS TO MEN

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Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train today's men for the virtuous life. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for individual or group study. This Bible study is intended for the growing number of men who are taking seriously their call to Christian discipleship. Steve Wood, founder of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers, a leading Catholic men's apostolate, says that "every father needs a few essential books in his father's 'tool box.' Boys to Men is one of them."

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9781931018029
Publication Date: 
2001-02-28
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BROTHERS CALLING CATHOLIC MEN INTO VITAL

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9781576833377

BUILT UP IN JESUS: DEVOTIONS FOR MEN

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9780758627193

CHISELED

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"Chiseled" encourages, inspires and challenges young men to integrate into their lives the components of what it means to become a real man. Those components comprise a code that all men need to learn, which includes chivalry, integrity and honor, self-control, financial stewardship, a strong work ethic, and more. This book is filled with practical wisdom for young men who want to live meaningful lives. Readers will discover the balance between liberty and responsibility, and will learn the durable truths that will impact them for a lifetime. Blakeney and Brotherton invite young men to take a step forward to maturity and then continue to step forward for a lifetime of purpose and direction that will positively impact all around them. This is a respectful and direct call for male maturity.

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9780830746682
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2008-08-31
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CROSSING THE GOAL: PLAYBOOK ON OUR FATHER

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Crossing the Goal: Playbook on Our Father lays out a game plan for men to become godly through studying the Lord s Prayer. Coach Danny Abramowicz, Peter Herbeck, Curtis Martin, and Brian Patrick tackle the Our Father, word for word, and reveal how its astonishing wisdom can change your life.

  • What kind of Father do you have in heaven? The reality is far beyond anything you can imagine.

  • What is the difference between God and you? The answer will have you weed out the bad habit of taking God s name in vain.

  • Which flag are you flying? You re locked in a battle between two kingdoms; you choose, He wins.

  • What are the four hardest words you ll ever pray? Thy Will Be Done if you really mean them.

  • Who provides your bread? The manager works hard, but he s not the owner.

  • How often are you to forgive? Your friend betrays you seven times; you betray God seventy times seven.

  • Is temptation sin? Be clear about what sin is, and set your heart, soul, and mind against it.

  • Can little you do something? God doesn t usually look for His servants among the powerful and the respected; he looks among the weak and the humble.


The Playbook is ideal for group and independent study. Its Spiritual Fitness Workouts are designed for groups of 15 to 20 men that meet once a week for 90 minutes. The Crossing the Goal Playbooks and DVDs help men grow spiritually, strengthen men inwardly, and equip men to be strong, vibrant, and active in the pews.

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9781931018661
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2010-11-08
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CROSSING THE SOULS RIVER

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A recent study at Harvard University concluded that the proverbial midlife crisis is largely a myth. The proponents of the study acknowledged, however, that the time of midlife is a period rich with possibility for growth. In Crossing The Soul's River, William Roberts not only suggests but outlines a rite of passage for men who find themselves at this threshold of both danger and opportunity.More than a few calls have been issued for a male rite of passage. For example, James Hollis has noted, As Mircea Eliade, Joseph Campbell, and other observers ... have suggested, our culture has lost the mythic road map which helps locate a person in a larger context. Intertwining theology, psychology, and his own harrowing journey through midlife, Roberts addresses the importance of traversing the soul's river in search of personal growth and the need for guidance through this passage. He then constructs a series of soul tasks to facilitate the rite of passage toward reconciliation with the self.

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9780829812596
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2005-12-02
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DAD-SIZED CHALLENGE

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Dispensing with simplistic formulas and maxims common in other fathering books, seasoned author Jeff Kinley gives fathers the tools they need to have an amazing relationship with their sons. Written by a father of three teenage boys, A Dad-Sized Challenge is a practical, humorous, and motivating book that helps dads celebrate and nurture the god-given masculinity of their boys.

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9780825429491
Publication Date: 
2009-03-31
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DISCIPLINES OF A GODLY MAN

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Using engaging illustrations, scriptural wisdom, practical suggestions for daily living and personal study questions, this revised edition offers frank, biblical discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: marriage, fatherhood, godliness, purity, friendship, devotion, prayer, integrity, leadership, ministry, and more.

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9781581342864
Publication Date: 
2001-09-17
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FAMILYS MAN

$10.99

Find Scripture that will help men discover God's will for them as a husband, father, leader, and servant of God.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780570052661
Publication Date: 
2001-11-30
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FINISHING STRONG

$12.99

Bestselling author Steve Farrar has good news for the average man: it doesn't matter if you've had a great start in the Christian life, or a rough one. It doesn't matter if you've stumbled time and again, or even fallen flat on your face. What matters most in this all-important race of life is how you finish. According to Farrar, the man who hangs in there for the long haul with his wife, his kids, and his Lord is an exception these days. Finishing Strong, now in trade paperback, offers lively use of Scripture, contemporary illustrations, and study questions to equip every reader to be that exception. For the man who wants to climb the character ladder more than the corporate one, this is an essential tool.

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9781576737262
Publication Date: 
2000-10-08
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FIRE IN THE BELLY

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How does one become a "real man"? By joining a fraternity? Getting a letter in football? Conquering a lot of women? Making a lot of money?

With traditional notions of manhood under attack, today's men (and women) are looking for a new vision of masculinity. In this ground-breaking book, Sam Keen offers an inspiring guide for men seeking new personal ideals of strength, potency, and warriorship in their lives.

What does it really mean to be a man? "Fire in the Belly" answers that question by daringly confronting outdated models of manhood that impoverish, injure, and alienate men. It shows instead how men can find their own path to understanding the unique mysteries of being male and in the process rediscover a new vitality and virility that will energize every aspect of their lives. Here is a look at men at work, at play, at war, and in love, moving from brokenness to wholeness and building nurturing, satisfyiung relationships with one another, their mates and their families.

At no time in history have there been so many men looking for new roles, new attitudes, and new ways of being. In this powerful and empowering book, author Sam Keen retells for modern times the ancient story of the search for what it means to be a man - a man with fire in his belly and passion in his heart.

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9780553351378
Publication Date: 
1992-02-29
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FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES FOR MEN

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A new edition of the best seller The Five Love Languages offers men specific ideas and suggestions on how to express one's love for one's wife, fianc e, or girlfriend in a meaningful and special way and how to enhance a couple's overall communication. Original.

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9781881273103
Publication Date: 
2004-04-30
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FOR MEN ONLY: STRATEGIES FOR L

$11.95

Recognizing that being a Catholic man today requires more conscientiousness and cultural awareness than ever before, Mitch Finley explores the unchanging ways of finding God amidst all the current changes in cultural perception.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780764802287
Publication Date: 
1998-05-06
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