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Every Man, God's Man

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Spiritually, men are frustrated today because they feel they are repeatedly coming up short or are in other ways unfulfilled. Like football players in the “red zone,” they are struggling to complete the drive toward integrity and intimacy with God.

That drive toward spiritual maturity requires both a shift of heart and a re-examination of the spiritual habits. What men lack today is, first, clear understanding of what God is really after in the relationship, and second, a clear plan connected to their goals that make sense practically and biblically. That’s what makes this book It specifically reveals God’s heart for men in the spiritual “red zone,” and sets forth the choices they must make to take the relationship with God all the way.

Like other books in the “Every Man” Series, Every Man, God’s Man boldly gets into men’s heads and gives hope. It helps them persevere in their pursuit of God. Provides new insight into God’s objectives for them. And brings them to the new place God is calling them–a place of completion in the faith.

336 pages, Paperback

First published April 15, 2003

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Stephen Arterburn

288 books140 followers
Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries—the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry—and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program aired on over 180 radio stations nationwide, Sirius XM radio, and on television. Steve is also the founder of the Women of Faith conferences, attended by over 4 million women, and of HisMatchforMe.com.
Steve is a nationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, the New York Times, USA Today, and US News & World Report.
In August 2000, Steve was inducted into the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame. A bestselling author, Steve has written more than one hundred books, including the popular Every Man's series and his most recent book, Healing Is a Choice. He is a Gold Medallion–winning author and has been nominated for numerous other writing awards.
Steve has degrees from Baylor University and the University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees. Steve is a teaching pastor at Northview Church in suburban Indianapolis and resides with his family in Indiana.

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33 reviews6 followers
July 29, 2008
This is a good book about Christian manhood but it lacks Biblical authority. I still enjoyed it, but mainly because of the stories it told that I could relate to.
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6 reviews2 followers
July 4, 2011
This book of faith, directed to men, doesn't pull any punches. So much so, there were plenty of places that actually made me uncomfortable. One reason is summed up in a line of the book that read, "For nine out of ten guys, lust, porn, or sexual fantasy are their main sources of disconnection from God." I guess I'm one one in ten (*not to toot my own horn; a combination of bring a paramedic and trauma nurse followed by an absolute revulsion of any porn post salvation keeps me from dabbling into anything other than enjoying my wife) so every time Arterburn & Luck mentioned certain porn issues or, let's say self satisfaction, I cringed at their bluntness. It seems to be their way though, as this is part of The Every Man Series. These men, under the tutelage of Pastor Rick Warren of The Purpose Driven Life fame, have undertaken to show men what it takes to be a true Christian man in a modern world.

There are some great words of wisdom in this book, as well as the premise of openness between God's men. I too have seen a trend that sin lurks in concealment, and these authors believe in every man having their own confessor with whom they can be honest and share accountability.

The book is broken down into nineteen small sections of teachings, but I can't say they are progressive. At the end of the book, there is a Workbook broken into an eight week program. Although I read through, I did not work through the workbook section. Although part of a series, one does not need to read the other books first to move through these pages. They also advertise a Every Man's Bible within the first few pages, if you're in the market for a new Bible. Okay, that was snarky, but I've got issues with Christian and commercialism sharing the spotlight.

Some of the anecdotes were good, like the obsession with football which I am okay with. Then there was one that was not so good. In order to show determination, there was a whole story of one of the authors trying to water ski on one ski. Maybe it's different growing up on the coast, but for many of their readers that one analogy may seem rather pompous. There are men who may read this book and are either poor, or disabled, or don't have the opportunity to water ski. I'm sure I'm quibbling, but water skiing is far different from trying to walk again.

All in all, I found that the book was honest in its approach, practical in its advise, and truthful to the Gospel at its core. I do believe that all men, young and old, will be able to glean good nuggets of advice and help in their walk with Christ by reading Every Man, God's Man
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8 reviews
May 12, 2016
I'm not sure you you have a book about faith without Scriptures

This book uses sparse few Scriptures. Instead of using God's Hold Word, it substitutes anecdotes and man's wisdom. I can't say that the words are off-base. What I can say is that I just didn't relate to anecdotal stories and the assumptions the book makes about the reader. Bluntly, I felt the book was either talking past me, or to someone else. I expected at the very least for the anecdotal stories to be related back to some passage in Scripture. Generally, they weren't. To this end, I felt the content was so shallow that I just couldn't finish it.
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382 reviews35 followers
June 24, 2011
Every Man, God’s Man is refreshingly honest and incredibly relevant. The authors use real-life examples of men struggling mightily against the temptations of this world to be godly men. They offer real support and solutions straight out of scripture and their own experience. I was inspired to have more compassion for my husband and to pray for him on a daily basis as he aspires to be a godly man.
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1,215 reviews111 followers
June 7, 2013
I thought this was a good well written book about living after God standards. I read a previous book about sexual temptation that really transformed me and this one was a great book as well. The lessons that were taught in this book can be applied to almost any situation. I thought it was consistent, helpful and encouraging. It took me less than a day to finish it, I loved the practical steps that was included.
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255 reviews5 followers
April 17, 2008
I got excited after reading "Every Man's Battle" that I wanted to read all of them in the series; however, this one seemed to me that the author was just trying to make some more money. I think I need to read it again now that I am older and actually am willing to learn out of it.
3 reviews4 followers
December 29, 2009
While it's a rarity that I take the time to read through a book more than once, this has been one of those few books. Cover to cover it is just as applicable now to me as it was a year ago when I first read it.
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12 reviews
May 24, 2011
Yet another very good book in the "Every Man" series. A few of the chapters are short and seemed to replay what some or their other books say, but all in all a "must read" for Every Man! They back it up and line up with Scripture and that is a Plus in my book!!!
Profile Image for Nathan.
53 reviews1 follower
June 19, 2014
It was okay, but clearly there were some things in there that disagree what I've been taught straight from the Bible, and so I had to disregard them in favour of what I learned from the Bible.
Profile Image for Pierre Quinn.
20 reviews4 followers
January 21, 2016
Candid look at the call to biblical manhood. I was both challenged and relieved by reading it.
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