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The Resolution for Men

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,226 ratings  ·  104 reviews
“A man cannot be passive about what Scripture tells him to do for his family and expect to be found faithful to God in the end. He must see with spiritual eyes and realize that future generations are directly impacted by his daily decisions.”
—The Resolution for Men

The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof co
Paperback, 257 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by B Books (first published July 31st 2011)
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Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute MUST READ for any Christian father, father-to-be, husband or husband-to-be -- and for every mother, mother-to-be, wife and wife-to-be. Very rarely do I get this excited about a book - and I have many on my bookshelf!

As families continue to crumble and fall and ex-life partners struggle to figure out why, it is imperative that the Church reinforce the roles of husband and wife that are very clearly laid out in the Bible and that husbands and wives take up the challenge of thos
Lynn Dove
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“A man cannot be passive about what Scripture tells him to do for his family and expect to be found faithful to God in the end. He must see with spiritual eyes and realize that future generations are directly impacted by his daily decisions.” –The Resolution for Men

The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotion
Joshua Jacobson
Sep 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Finally done. This book was terrible. I didn't disagree with anything it said, I just couldn't stand the way it said it. Most often, the authors assumed the worst in their audience and used exaggerated pictures of poor manhood to set up their aruguments. They weren't wrong per se, they just missed their audience. I am glad to be done with this and would not pass it along to anyone.
Josh Wilson
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nothing new, but just what was needed. The introductory chapter is really powerful. This is a good devotional read.
The Resolution for Men is not the kind of book that I would normally read. In fact, I think I've only read one book like it before, John Eldredge's Wild at Heart, and that as a single lad in college. Now, with nearly five years of marriage under my belt, and almost a year of being a father, books like Resolution seem more appropriate. Resolution, written by brothers Stephen & Alex Kendrick, is an accompanying resource book for last year's Courageous, a quasi-companion to Fireproof.

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Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Challenging and encouraging!

The book was full of wisdom and forces men to evaluate their own walk concerning being a man of accountability to God and your family. It makes me want to run out and encourage men to share in the experience that I feel so their lives can be enriched.
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is a mile wide and an inch deep. It hits on a topic or idea for 3-4 sentences and then quickly moves on, making you feel like you've covered a ton but very little of the details really stick. It rattles off random verses throughout the book instead of diving into a verse or chapter of a pick. It is basically an entire book of existential preaching which is kind of like candy: fine in small doses but unhealthy in large doses.

It started off poorly to me because it took 100 pages of a 300
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was an excellent book that is challenging me to be more courageous as a father. I wish I would have read the discussion questions on page 251 first before I read each chapter. I read through the entire book wanting to lead my family as the spiritual leader. Thank you Stephen Kendrick for sharing this book and teaching us to be a courageous father.
Joel Laos
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
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May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clear, direct, challenging, and encouraging. It's not “high literature”, so it won't fascinate you, tickle your imagination, or surprise you with its fantasy — nor does it aim to. Instead, it will ask, beg, plead with you to walk purposefully and responsibly as a son, husband, father, servant, master, before the loving eyes of the God who created you.

In fact, you probably already know what you're supposed to do. This book will remind you, and supply with powerful warnings and promises from the W
Pavel Hrdlicka
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life resolution

This is a serious resolution for men, married, single, parents, old, young, every single one. It is full of wisdom and example to follow. This is like having a father, a father sharing his wisdom and experience with us to teach us to be successful, blessed and happy in life, and primarily to have peace and be men of God.
Emanuel Ford
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when I was going through a tough time in my life. fortunately..., but unfortunately I was able to pinpoint the exact cause of my problem. All signs pointed back to me and the Resolution reminded me that there was no one to be held accountable for my previous state but me. I read the book...., applied the lessons and changed my life.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written. Scripture provided throughout

Helpful thoughts on tangibly living a godly life. Works to realign perceptions of masculinity away from the misconceptions of masculinity that are contrary to Christ's example
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A life-changing book that puts everything into perspective and clearly lays out what an honorable man must do, why he should be doing it, and how to do it in order to glorify God and live according to His will.
Martin Marquez
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has some great lessons in it to teach you how to be a better man and better father. This book is wonderful and after doing a lesson with a church on this and rewarding it I signed the resolution myself.
John Conn
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must for Father's and husband's

This book sets the reality of our role in the family and how to be a spiritual leader of the home.
Javier Lopez
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All men, from young adults to elders, should read this book. Very eye opening useful tool. So far so good. Using it as a weekly group study.
Jonathan Orso
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very inspirational!

I learned a lot and identified many things I need to change. I want to be like James and Timothy in the second version of what their lives could have been like!
Todd Carter
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very insightful book. Enjoyed the format and it has a lot useful content for any Christian, husband, and father to ponder on.
Jamar St.Clair
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read book for all men; I cannot stress that enough.

It is time for all men to become men of courage, for if not, the devil will take your family and your life!
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A must read for all men. Married or not! It was all the tools necessary for guiding your family according to the will of God!
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, leadership
This was a great book for me as a Christian, husband, father, and man. I love the approach of this book to all men, calling us to be men of resolution who will stand firm as followers of Christ. It explores the implications of doing so in all areas of life, and shares insights into what this looks like for men willing to take this stand. It is hard and challenging and often uncomfortable. This is not a book to take lightly or to gloss over and then stick on the shelf. This book hit me between th ...more
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Christian men
Shelves: manliness
This is hands-down the best men's devotional I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I love the authors' writing styles. Topics discussed include responsibility, honor, integrity, marriage and family. Though the whole book is excellent, the chapters that most stood out to me were "Chapter 2: A Lifelong Vision of Fatherhood," and "Chapter 15: Resolve to Leave a Legacy."

Chapter 2 lays out two starkly different timelines. One is of a boy raised by an incredibly irresponsible and dysfunctional fathe
Mark Soone
Our men's group just completed this study, with mixed reviews among our group and I am divided myself so 3 stars seems the way to go. We began by watching "Courageous" and then on to this study. Now most of our group are fathers (with the majority of the fathers still having children/teens @ home), and this book is very much geared towards that target audience. Those who do not have children and/or have adult children felt a disconnect from this book....we had to get creative in designing questi ...more
David Lovell
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book has had a tremendous impact on my life and the way I view being a son, husband and father. Next to the Bible, this is a great road map for a man. It explains in a very specific way the impact we can have- the good and the bad. We also lean that dealing with the past in a healthy manner is critical to the life we will lead as we grow older. It tells us we NEED to choose what type of life we will lead and what type of legacy we will lay down. I was so moved by reading this that I am lead ...more
Tim Chavel
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that is a resource from the movie, "Courageous." If you have not seen the movie I would highly recommend it! The book goes through each part of the "Resolution." The "Resolution" was written for man to take a stand to be man of God. The "Resolution" covers a man in relationship to his wife, children, authority, church, others. It speaks about honor, love, forgiveness, reconciliation, kindness, respect, and compassion. This book is a must read for all men. I plan to put several quo ...more
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it
If you've seen "Courageous", then you were likely challenged by the closing scene where the main character challenges men to embrace the God-given role of responsibility and leadership He has called men to. This book takes the "Resolution" presented in the movie and fleshes it out in practical ways. While this book is not as deep as Piper's "What's the Difference" or "Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood", men are challenged to embrace the role of leadership that God designed them for and a ...more
Mike Corley
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Reading it again. It is an "as real as it gets" approach to leading your family.

" often feel permission to be irresponsible, immature, and carelessly negligent in their roles as husbands and fathers."

"Society is guiding boys to remain boys as long as possible— extending childhood into their thirties— while forcing girls to become women long before they are ready."

Kendrick, Stephen; Alcorn, Randy; Kendrick, Alex (2011-07-31). The Resolution for Men (p. 15). B&H Publishing G
Joshua Mitchell
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book came at a great time in my life when I needed a strong dose of spiritual perspective on leading my family and resolving to discover the will of God in my life. It was a great reminder that we have a God of love mercy and forgiveness and that a man of resolve is to hold these values high and seek God's wisdom in every decision in our lives. God has His best picked out for us and we have to be willing to lay everything down at His feet and let Him lead. Read this book and challenge yours ...more
Kevin Hammond
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a book for guys who want to take it to the next level in being a husband, father, grandfather or mentor to others. It is a natural answer to "where do I go from here" after seeing the movie "Courageous" that came out in 2011. The movie doesn't HAVE to be a prerequisite, but you'll definitely gain perspective from having seen it as you work your way through this guide. And it's perfect for a mens group study, which is how I came to read it.

If you're a husband or father, I can't recommend
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