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Kingdom Man: Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream

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When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. Kingdom Man challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Christ while carrying out resp ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Focus on the Family (first published January 1st 2012)
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Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Dr. Tony Evans’ “Kingdom Man” is a book I did not want to like. Don’t get me wrong, I like Dr. Evans, he is a wonderful preacher and man of God. To be honest I was skeptical of this genre of book. I feared it would be chuck full of bumper sticker slogans and great spiritual platitudes. Like having a coach who walks into the locker room for the thousandth time to yell at you, I was doubtful of the long-term impact of the emotional appeal.

Dr. Evans separates the 15 chapters of this 200 page book i
James M. Bellanca
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a very good read, but sadly what he was saying I couldn't relate to. Yes, a man of God is supposed to take care of himself and family following the word of God, but this book actually made me feel even worse than what I was feeling.

I would not rule this out of any man trying to find purpose in life. I'm just going through things that I didn't feel this book could help me with, such as finding my foundation for who I. I hope he has another book for that.
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: theology
We Do Need Kingdom Men

We need a focus on charging men to take their Biblical responsibility as such seriously. Tony Evans takes this seriously and for that I’m glad. He begins by setting the stage,

The impact of lowered standards leaves its scars no matter what race, income bracket, or community a person is in. The outcomes may be different depending on the location, but they are just as devastating. Promiscuity, emptiness, depression, chronic irresponsibility, family breakup, misuse of finances
Donald Owens II
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed. The first 9 chapters were challenge and invigorating, and then things went sideways and with his version of "name it and claim it" wonkiness. Apparently if you get a spooky feeling that God wants you to have something, as long as it's for kingdom use, you just have to name it as yours and God will give it to you. There are better books on courageous manhood; don't waste your time on this one. ...more
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
transformational read

I enjoyed this book immensely. The presentation was clear and concise, and the substance or message of the book was impactful. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult or those who yearn for a new and improved perspective to equip them to face the challenges in life.
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual, favorites
After loving reading Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities, I had to read also the Kingdom Man ! Well my reason was not because I totally love how Tony Evans's way of being blunt but also because I wanted to what to expect from a man that truly follows God and a second reason of why I bought this book is that maybe I will persuade my little brother to read it (and with the Lord's help maybe my father)

There are so many lessons you can learn from this book even if is a
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had always been in impressed by the ministry and message Pastor Tony Evan's has show in his multi decade ministry. This was the first book I read by him and I am even more impressed to appreciate the calling, commitment,  focus he has in life to advance the Kindgom of God. In this book he calls out the greatest need we have in America...kingdom men. Written with the foundational focus of being a personal believer in Christ, faithful leader in your family, church, and community at large. Experi ...more
Tim Gunther
Jun 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Very male centric and places women a step below.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
3.5 Stars

I rounded this one up to 4 stars because while it got repetitive as the book went on, there was still some good information that was for the most part well presented. I read it as part of a guys group at church and it helped facilitate some good discussions so in that aspect the book achieved its goal.

This book took a look at Biblical manhood, a topic that can be controversial due to misunderstandings or at times intentional twisting of certain scriptures in order to justify a certain
Jadrick Morrison
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All men
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As the subtitle shouts, "Every man's destiny, every woman's dream," men in Lifeway stores, and surfing Amazon across the nation share a simultaneous thought bubble, "Yeah right, if a book provided that everyone would be reading it." News flash.  There is a book, and it's been around for centuries.  It's called the bible, which holds biblical principles that we overlook, and need a relative expository idea for application. Enter Dr. Tony
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I got this book 5 years ago. I was a freshman in high school and my guys Bible study at school decided we would read it and have discussions about it. I never developed a habit, however, and stopped after the first chapter. Every other year since then I've read bits and pieces of it.
I have to say, this is a very hard book to read. The subject matter is not a struggle for me, and I agreed with most of the points that Evans makes. It just was written like a 200+ page sermon. It was extremely repe
Rev Reads
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The one thing our nation, and every nation needs, is more Kingdom men. We need men who aligns their lives under the principles of the Kingdom of God. Tony does a great job pointing men toward their calling to rule under the authority of God. His only miss was not emphasizing the highest motivation for Kingdom living today - we practice Christ-like authority in light of the return of Christ and His rewards and judgments.
Lisa Johnson
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Kingdom Man
Author: Tony Evans
Pages: 240
Year: 2012
Publisher: Focus on the Family
Note: I received a complimentary copy for review from Tyndale Publishers Blogger Network.

Some might wonder why a book written for men by a man is being read and reviewed by a woman. Others might think there is no problem, and I am sure some just want to know about the book regardless of who read and wrote the review. I have one son who wants to read books written by men for men; he isn’t particularly wild for
Brandon Carter
Had I read this book before “Kingdom Men Rising” I probably would have given it 4 stars. But I think I also liked the second book better because the years in between the two books had offered Tony Evans a chance to look back in retrospect.

In fact it was kind of depressing because so many of the things he warned about 10 years or so ago have come to pass. Our country is more divided than ever and as far away from the grace of God as it has ever been.

Evans lays this squarely at the feet of men, an
Apr 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Men
"A kingdom man is a man who visibly demonstrates the comprehensive rule of God underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of his life." Tony Evans' book is outstanding and refreshing! It is a great reminder of the tremendous calling we, as men in the Kingdom of God, have on our lives and the great responsibility we are to carry. There is a large overlap with James Byron Adam's book, "Good and Beautiful God." It boils down to how you think about yourself, where you find your identity, ...more
Lance Lumley
I like Tony Evans' preaching and have read several of his books. This one starts off well, and then goes into a different direction in my opinion. It starts off by discussing how there is a lack of strong men and leaders in the church and communities, and gives advice on how to change it (mostly starting with the person in the home before working on others outside of the home). Then the last few chapters go in another direction, including something called "naming", where he states that you can n ...more
Trent J
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liberating. Convicting. Empowering. Reassuring. These are the words that come to mind as I reflect on the many lessons taught by Rev Evans in this book. As a native of Dallas, I'm well aware of his work as a pastor, and author, but never to the level of detail this book was full of. Each and every word has been carefully selected and used with impactful imagery to bring out the message.

Evans spends numerous chapters identifying what a Kingdom man is, how the lack of one hurts the church, family
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This could very well be the best book I have ever read. Highly informative and certainly timely, Tony Evans is also very entertaining as an author having spent years perfecting his craft. As a husband and a father, Evans throws down the challenge. I can see a number of mistakes I have made and some that I am making now. This is the time to move. Evans leaves us with a clear and Biblical path to what a man should be. For you women out there, this is not a book filled with a bunch of chauvinistic ...more
Roy Draa
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another phenomenal book from Dr. Evans. Despite spending billions of dollars on social welfare in this country there are one average 1 million school dropouts, 750 k teenage pregnancies, 1 million dropouts in prison and 1 million divorces per year. Dr. Evans states that men need to step up their game on behalf of God’s kingdom. While socially conservative, Dr. Evans expresses that secular society calls social justice is biblical justice and the church vice the government should be implementing t ...more
James Swanson
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biblical-manhood
Great book that gives a good picture of biblical manhood. It's not what you might think. One of the best quotes is from the chapter on God's blessing.

"In fact, when you go to God in prayer concerning something that you need Him to do to, with, or for you, make it a point to let God know how what you are asking for will also flow through you to others. Let Him know that you recognize that the benefit coming to you will also be beneficial to someone else. ... Whatever you want God to do for you, m
Gary B
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read_2019
A call for Christian men to fulfill their destiny by aligning themselves more fully with God and his purposes. The four areas Tony speaks of are our personal lives, families, church and communities.

The book contains a bit of hype, and I couldn't always see the Biblical or theological imperative for some of Tony's writing. I do find the focus or continuum from the individual to family to church to community helpful. Tony also made many references to 'alignment' - ensuring we are lining up with Go
Alwyn Foster
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book on biblical manhood. I have read it 2 times, this was my third. Tony encourages men to step up to plate like only a man can do. I love how he motivates men toward biblical manhood. Many people just beat the fellas up, beat that is always counter productive. Tony is a kingdom men each chapters cover an area that must be addressed in the life of kingdom men young and old. I think that this will be my new graduation gift for young men graduating from high school or college. ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book by Dr. Tony Evans. He's always had a way to put things into perspective that was easy for me to understand or relate to and this book fell right in line. There were some things in this book that I had been feeling previous to reading it and it just helps confirm a lot of things I was feeling in my mind and heart. I cannot recommend this book enough to any of you men out there looking for a bit of guidance and push in the right direction, God's direction and calling f ...more
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Truly Life Changing!! I wish I (and every other man/guy I knew and know today) would’ve read this book when I was younger!! Learning and Understanding what Biblical Manhood is and what it means to be a Kingdom Man aligned with God, Your Family, Your Church, and Community is God’s plan for us as men. I continue to recommend this book to every man I know. I will never look at life and what it means to be a man of God the same ever again. Thank you Tony Evans!!
J Michael
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read especially for men who have not answered the question of who they are.

Who are you? What is your vision? What mission statement will take you toward that vision? What are your values and beliefs? If you have not answered these questions, this book will help you on that quest.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kingdom men ! Are you ready.?

This was truly an awesome read. After seeing the movie kingdom men rising I picked up this book. I’ve been inspired to continue on the journey of being a kingdom man. I’v been a fatherless man my entire life. Today I boldly confess my Heavenly Father has given me more then I could have asked for.
Shane Gieskieng
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Must read for all Men committed to leading and loving their families, friends, and communities according to God's Divine Design and Instruction. Anyone who has the desire to grow and live more like their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ should study and apply the principles laid out in this powerful book written by one of the most celebrated and influential followers of our Lord. ...more
Gilbert Ross
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, it made rethink my place in this world as a man. Being a worldly man and a kingdom man is distinctively different. This book will make a man look at himself and it will give women the right idea about what they should look for in a man. Great Read
Joe DeGraaf
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a powerful book on what it means to be a true Christian man in our present age. Evans encourages, explains, and describes the role of a kingdom man and how to live out God’s calling for men to change the world.
Bill Davis
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!

Fantastic book by Tony Evans! Would highly recommend it. Dr. Evans challenges men to lead themselves, their families, their churches, their community, their nation, and the world.
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DR. TONY EVANS is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, bestselling author, and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for nearly 4 decades, witnessing its growt

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