Revealing what the Bible says about a man’s position in Christ, his priorities, and his practices, Living as a Man of Valor is designed to give men worldwide the truth of biblical manhood. It is a radical truth, told first to a biblical nobody ‒ Gideon ‒ and applicable to all men who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior: the Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!
When men build from this position of strength in the Lord, and hear, believe, and act on these truths, men, women, children, community leaders, and pastors report changed lives, revived marriages and families, and growing churches.
The following is an excerpt from Patrick Morley’s book, Pastoring Men (pages 19-20).
“A lot of money gets spent to treat symptoms of (the Men Problem): we open teenage pregnancy centers (and abortion clinics), establish substance abuse centers, increase budgets for social services, build homes for battered women, authorize more jail space, put extra beds in our homeless shelters, increase the number of law enforcement officers, and fit our schools with metal detectors to deal with it.
“Everyone is concerned about it. Many address the consequences of it. Yet very few people are doing anything that will change the root of it. It is among the most pervasive social, economic, political, and spiritual problems of all time. Men have become one of our largest neglected people groups.”
You can read in God’s own words how He views you – not as the world views you, but as the Creator who made you to be His man of valor.
Step by step, Brad Smith and other writers walk you through what God says about you and how you can build a foundation for your life.
Once you know your POSITION as a man of valor, Smith walks you through your PRIORITIES.
- You’ll see that you cannot know the power of God without knowing the Word of God.
- You’ll realize you need prayer as a way to partner with God to affect change.
- You’ll learn about the five roles of a husband of valor.
- You’ll understand how to prepare your children for Jesus’ work in their lives.
- You’ll be convinced that a father of valor acts like a man.
- You’ll grasp how a man of valor conducts himself at work.
It can seem daunting to be told who you are and how you are to act, but the third section of the book takes you through the PRACTICES that will get you there: a man of valor lives with purpose in the daily choices he makes.
A bonus section helps pastors and church leaders understand what the church must do differently to secure its future. Without men living for God and doing His work, marriages crumble, families disintegrate, and communities decay.
God appointed His Church to teach men how to live as men of valor, so if your church is struggling to get men engaged or even to show up, this section is for you. First it identifies what we are doing wrong—things that push men away. Then it shares three things every man wants and needs. And it gives you ideas on how to engage men.
This book also includes questions at the end of each chapter to prompt both personal reflection and group discussion. Read and study Living as Man of Valor with a group of men!
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