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Four Pillars of a Man's Heart: Bringing Strength into Balance

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Building upon the "Four Pillars of Manhood" model set forth in his bestseller Tender Warrior, author Stu Weber leads readers in an expanded, in-depth biblical exploration of what it means to be a king, warrior, mentor, and friend. Addressing key circumstances faced by men of all ages and backgrounds, Four Pillars of a Man's Heart focuses on areas of struggle and opportunit ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 29th 1999 by Multnomah (first published 1997)
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Robert Vincent
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All men who desire to lead in their family, church, company, and country
October 10, 2014 update upon completing reading the book (third time but first review):

Here is a book that would have been immensely profitable for me if I had read it as a young man beginning to raise my family. Now having been married over 50 years, with three children and seven grandchildren I can say that I can still apply the principles learned. And more, I can disciple younger men in this book to give them the start that I had wished I could have had. This is recommended reading for every
Jason Fletcher
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
M A N H O O D. Weber does a great job at encouraging men to simply be men. He argues that true biblical men have four pillars in their hearts that must be established. This book is filled with scripture and was very encouraging. It is a little dated, and is more geared towards men who already have families and are looking how to lead. However, it is powerful and has encouraged me in this college season in looking towards the future!
Jonathan Bullington
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely essential read for any Man that is in pursuit of character development and practical applications in matters of the heart.
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Four Pillars of a Man's Heart" was a great read. It puts into perspective what a great man must do to keep his pillars-the servant king, the tender warrior, the wise mentor, and the faithful friend upright and strong. We not only must lean on God and His word, but establish long lasting healthy relationships. Reading this book was rough because it made me come to terms with a lot of my own unhealthy practices in my marriage and fatherhood; as well as the realities of where I learned those habit ...more
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
King.Warrior.Mentor.Friend. Four Pillars forged by the hand of God and set into the heart of every man. Out of balance they bring chaos and destruction in that man's life and in the lives of those around him. In balance and aimed towards the amazing God who designed them they create an environment of love, support, guidence, and safety for those who need it most. This book changed my life and helped me to a greater understanding of my God and why He created me the way that he did. A tattoo on my ...more
Ben Azadi
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Essentially, this book talks about Four Pillars:

a King - to provide.
a Warrior - to protect.
a Mentor - to teach.
a Friend - to connect.

Stu goes into depth on each of these four pillars; making his case on how God created us to fulfill these four pillars. One thing that really stood out for me was that our title at work (ceo, manager, owner..etc) is not our true title; our true worth and title is who we are inside of our homes. How are we treating our families? Are we spending quality time with t
Dec 21, 2008 rated it liked it
Some good advice on getting your life together, if you can get past all the religious propaganda. It helped me rearrange the priorities in my life and made me think better of myself, which is always a great thing. Teaches you more about emotionally stability and self-confidence.
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
I have read Locking Arms, Tender Warrior, and this book. I enjoyed each of Stu Weber's books. I think this Four Pillars book is a good book for men (for themselves) and for women (for perspectives on good qualities for a Christian man) to read and apply to their lives. ...more
Sean Watkins
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Easily the best book on men I have ever read. His concept of pillars, their leaning and the need and definition of what a real man looks like is dead on. Finally, someone who says, "we need men" and then gives a compass and a map on how to become the men we need to be. ...more
Dec 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great book for men who want to balance their christian life and private life.
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a great foundation for any man. It is full of valuable and clear advice for men. Highly recommend it. It is motivational and inspirational.
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May 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
I knew it was mostly Christian stuff but I thought I could salvage a few legitimate psychological ideas from it.

I was wrong.
Jul 25, 2011 added it
Recommended for young men especially. Repetitive in parts, but good solid concepts. I noticed the particular pillars that need strengthening in my own life.
Matthew Melville
Feb 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual-growth
Reading through this with some guys from church
Bo Kuality
Jun 09, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: MEN
Recommended to Bo by: Brian Sussman
I am just starting and i like it so far.
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