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60388: Why Men Hate Going to Church Why Men Hate Going to Church
By David Murrow / Thomas Nelson

"Church is . . . boring, full of hypocrites, greedy, etc." You've heard the excuses, now read the reasons why institutional Christianity leaves countless men cold. Arguing that many churches create a man-hostile environment, Murrow offers detailed explanations of resulting male/female imbalances. Discover how to meet the real needs of men---and close your congregational gender gap!

75499: No Man Left Behind: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Men"s Ministry in Your Church No Man Left Behind: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Men's Ministry in Your Church
By Patrick Morley, David Delk & Brett Clemmer / Moody Publishers

Prevent pew-complacency with this great discipling guide for guys! Offering a tried-and-true blueprint for a thriving men's ministry, it features true stories about real people and churches, covering topics such as leadership; connecting with your pastor; capturing and keeping momentum; and much more. Includes discussion questions, sample vision statements, and helpful appendixes. 224 pages, hardcover from Moody.

18115: How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry
By Steve Sonderman / Bethany House Publishers

Help the men in your congregation become what God wants them to be by mobilizing a powerful men's ministry. Sonderman shows you how! A full-time men's pastor, he gives you the nuts and bolts for assembling an on-fire program. Learn to plan strategically, build effective leadership, develop healthy small groups, and expand missions and outreach. 240 pages, softcover from Bethany.

36360: Effective Men's Ministry: The Indispensable Toolkit for Your Church Effective Men's Ministry: The Indispensable Toolkit for Your Church
By Phil Downer, ed. / Zondervan Corp.

The National Coalition of Men's Ministries is a partnership of over 75 ministries from over 30 denominations that represent more than half the churches in North America. Members of the coalition - experienced national leaders and pastors - have written this hands-on resource guide to assist local churches and denominations as they seek to both initiate and implement healthy ministries for men. This is a comprehensive and practical ministry resource with 26 chapters that show how to plan, organize, and lead an effective ministry with men. Chapters include worksheets, charts, and checklists that can be photocopied.

56316: As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a  Mentoring Relationship As Iron Sharpens Iron: Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship
By Howard Hendricks / Moody Publishers

In As Iron Sharpens Iron, respected authors Howard and Bill Hendricks show that the most dramatic spiritual and personal growth often happens through the influence of a mentor. Rooted in biblical principles, this book is both a profound and practical guide to mentoring relationships for men.

218955: Wild at Heart Wild at Heart
By John Eldredge / Thomas Nelson / W

Dare to be the man God created you to be---passionate, adventurous, and free! In this provocative look at Christian manhood, Eldredge challenges you to actively pursue the dreams God has given you. Encouragement for every man who wants to walk the road least taken---and important insights for the woman who loves him! 224 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

200865: Wild at Heart Multimedia Facilitator's Kit with DVDs Wild at Heart Multimedia Facilitator's Kit with DVDs
By John Eldredge / Thomas Nelson / W

Dare to be the man God created you to be! In eight provocative lessons on authentic masculinity, John Eldredge challenges you to abandon passivity and actively pursue your God-given dreams. Encouragement for men to walk the road least taken---and important insights for the women who love them! Includes one copy of the book, facilitator's guide, field manual workbook, media kit, and three DVDs.

A Christian Man and His Family

29468X: They Call Me Dad: The Practical Art of Effective  Fathering They Call Me Dad: The Practical Art of Effective Fathering
By Ken Canfield / Howard Books

Developed after years of research, Canfield explores parental role-modeling from a biblical worldview. Encouraging dads to teach their children to "out think, out life and out love the rest of the world," Dr. Canfield shares invaluable spiritual insight from his extensive ministry.

17884: His Needs, Her Needs--15th Anniversary Edition His Needs, Her Needs--15th Anniversary Edition
By Willard F. Harley, Jr. / Baker

It's no surprise - men and women have radically different priorities. Describing the ten most important needs of men and women, Dr. Harley teaches you how to "affair-proof" your marriage. Learn how to sustain romance, increase intimacy, and deepen your awareness year after year. This 15th anniversary edition features a new preface, plus personal questionnaires and inventories.

2378960: What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew about  Women What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew about Women
By Dr. James Dobson / Tyndale House

Dr. Dobson discusses the unique emotional needs of women and the breakdown that occurs when their husbands do not understand those needs. The book offers ways to break the shackles of emotional isoloation, gain greater fulfillment in motherhood, and understand the sources of depression in women. The topics covered include: sources of depression, low self-esteem, fatigue and time pressure, loneliness, isolation, boredom, finances, sexual problems, and child raising.

66827: Being God's Man in Leading a Family - the Every Man Series, Bible Studies

Being God's Man in Leading a Family - the Every Man Series, Bible Studies
By Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck & Todd Wendorff / Random House, Inc

Where are you leading your family spiritually? More than ever, families are desperate for spiritual leadership. And that starts with you, the husband and father. Are you equipped and ready to assume the role and responsibility God has for you? Being God's Man...in Leading a Family will help you accept your calling and experience God's blessing as the spiritual leader to your wife and children. In this study you'll discover the six keys to true spiritual leadership in the home. Eight sessions of Bible study questions, "real life" case studies, and group discussion questions facilitate personal encounters with God and other men in this practical study. A leader's section is included.


18247P: If Only He Knew: Understanding Your Wife If Only He Knew: Understanding Your Wife
By Gary Smalley / Zondervan Corp.

Gary Smalley explains a woman's deepest needs, shows a man how to meet those needs, and gives ten simple steps to strengthen any marriage. He helps men to understand not only how to respond to a woman's feelings, but also how to make her feel important. Using humorous and touching illustrations from his own life, as well as case histories and biblical examples, Gary Smalley maps a blueprint to a better marriage.

21265: Point Man, Revised & Expanded Point Man, Revised & Expanded
By Steve Farrar / Multnomah Publishers Inc.

War has been declared on the American family-learn to lead your loved ones through the "enemy occupied" territory of the world. Revising his phenomenal bestseller, Farrar helps men avoid such home-harming ambushes as divorce, promiscuity, suicide and addiction-and points to practical ways of dying to self and living for others.

65220: Every Man's Marriage (previously released as <C2>Every Woman's Desire<C2>) Every Man's Marriage (previously released as Every Woman's Desire)
By Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey / Random House, Inc

Men, discover the real desires of your wife's heart and learn how to faithfully fulfill them! Through candid reflections on their own marriages, the authors apply solid, time-tested biblical wisdom and down-to-earth applications to dispel misconceptions that can lead to strife in relationships---including exercising "authority" and being "submissive." Includes discussion guide. 240 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

11665: A Husband After God's Own Heart: 12 Things That Really Matter in Your Marriage A Husband After God's Own Heart: 12 Things That Really Matter in Your Marriage
By Jim George / Harvest House Publishers

The closer a husband is to God, the closer he will grow to his wife. That's why it's so vital for husbands to pursue God's heart. Husbands will find their marriages growing richer and deeper as they discover how to: win a wife's heart through loving leadership; enjoy better communication through careful listening; build a happier home through wise guidance; encourage the family's spiritual growth by example; excel at a career without sacrificing family priorities. Jim George addresses 12 areas of a husband's life, providing men with powerful and practical applications for becoming husbands after God's own heart. Includes a helpful study guide.

General Books for Christian Men

77658: Identity Theft: Reclaiming Who God Created You to Be Identity Theft: Reclaiming Who God Created You to Be
By Mike Breaux / Zondervan

Tired of living like a chameleon, constantly changing to gain love and acceptance? Maybe what you're missing is you! Whether you've been robbed by relationships, mugged by the mirror, stolen by success, or pickpocketed by the past, learn to recover what's been taken from you. Reclaim the joyful purpose of living out your God-given identity! 192 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

2176X: The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face
By Patrick M. Morley / Zondervan Corp.

Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful book invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood.

43076: Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror
By Patrick Morley / Zondervan Corp.

In Man in the Mirror, best-selling author Patrick Morley tackled the everyday struggles you face. Now addressing every man's deep longing for direction and purpose, he takes a wide-angle look at the Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror. Learn to navigate the life stages all men experience, and identify where you are, where you're headed, and the wisest way to get there. Leader's guide included. 336 pages, softcover, Zondervan.

15740: Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper, Revised Edition Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper, Revised Edition
By M. Lucado, G. Smalley, B. Bright et al. / Thomas Nelson / W

This revised version of Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper brings you new author insights and stories on each of the Promise Keeper's seven promises. Men will find practical ways to deepen their Christian walk with encouraging chapters from Bill Bright, James Dobson, Gary Smalley, Luis Palau and many others.

21459: The Man God Uses The Man God Uses
By Henry Blackaby / Broadman / Holman

Anyone who has ever been called by the voice of God or touched by His hand is eager to know and understand His will for their life. The Man God Uses is a daily study guide, encouraging Christian men to examine personal encounters with the Father, and to follow His will in all areas of life.

97651: Daily Disciplines for the Christian Man, Promise Keepers Study Guides Daily Disciplines for the Christian Man, Promise Keepers Study Guides
By Bob Beltz / Nav Press

Empower your spiritual life in only seven steps! This simple and practical tool is designed to help men grow in their daily walk with Christ. Once you master the seven basic steps---acknowledging your need, affirming God's power, appropriating his power, maintaining his lordship, and more---you'll begin to live the abundant life Jesus promised. Try it for personal or group study! 125 pages, softcover from NavPress.

523100: A Life of Integrity A Life of Integrity
By Howard Hendricks / Multnomah Publishers Inc.

Twelve of the most inspirational Promise Keepers speeches---together in one life-changing book! Chuck Colson, Gary Smalley, Jack Hayford, Ravi Zacharias, and more outstanding Christian leaders energize your commitment to Christ through messages that have caused men across the nation to rise and cheer . . . then kneel and weep before the Lord. Approx. 180 pages, softcover from Multnomah.

34953: The Measure of a Man, Revised and Expanded Edition The Measure of a Man, Revised and Expanded Edition
By Gene A. Getz / Gospel Light

True masculinity isn't measured by strength but by these 20 biblical guidelines drawn from the apostle Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. With ideas for real-life applications and words of inspiration, this updated edition speaks in practical terms to men from every generation. Includes a foreword from Max Lucado.

Dealing with Sin Issues

0220200: At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry
By Steve Gallagher / Faithworks / Stl

This book is a thorough and penetrating examination of sexual addiction. It draws back the curtain and exposes the inner workings of sexual sin in the heart, which the author understands, having lived in the bondage of it himself for over twelve years. What is presented in this book is firmly rooted in Scripture and always points the man to Jesus Christ as the ultimate answer to his problem.

0220219: At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry Workbook At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry Workbook
By Steve Gallagher / Faithworks / Stl

The purpose of this workbook is to help the reader of At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry to focus on the major themes presented in each chapter. In doing so, the reader can expect to gain a better understanding of the issues and truths discussed throughout the book. While reading alone is helpful, having to search for the answers to questions and then write them down will enhance one's retention of the important steps provided for overcoming sexual sin.

27107X: The Dirty Little Secret: Uncovering the Truth Behind Porn The Dirty Little Secret: Uncovering the Truth Behind Porn
By Craig Gross & Carter Krummrich / Zondervan

The Dirty Little Secret follows Pastor Craig Gross as he breaks the silence and begins a ministry devoted to fighting pornography. As he meets people in the industry and those addicted to porn, Craig exposes the very real, human face of pornography and the destructive physical, emotional, and spiritual toll it takes. The Dirty Little Secret plainly reveals the addictive lure of pornography, explores the pain and brokenness it causes, and challenges us as individuals and as the church to talk about and openly fight pornography. Don't be tempted to keep this secret any longer.


220286: The Walk of Repentance The Walk of Repentance
By Steve Gallagher / Faithworks / Stl

The Walk Of Repentance is a 24 week study about repentance: what it is, what it brings about and what kind of behavior and attitudes we must repent of. This study has not been formulated to give a person more "head knowledge", the idea of it is to help the Word of God take root in your heart so that you can experience that true repentance. Each week of this curriculum has a theme, with a different Bible study each day. Each day you will have different types of studies on the same theme. Your walk of faith will be deeply affected as you encounter the level of devotion of others and what Christianity is really all about.

63682: Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Purity One Victory at a Time Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Purity One Victory at a Time
By Stephen Arterburn / Random House, Inc

A practical, detailed plan for beating sexual immorality, Every Man's Battle will help you find freedom from your past, embody purity today, and overcome temptation in the future.

65529: Every Man's Battle Workbook Every Man's Battle Workbook
By Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker / Random House, Inc

This is the companion workbook to the book, Every Man's Battle. The workbook will help you examine your own life through serious Bible study and application of biblical truth. The workbook can be used by either individuals or in a group setting and can be completed in either 8 or 12 weeks, depending upon the track you choose.

47075: Out of the Depths of Sexual Sin Out of the Depths of Sexual Sin
By Steve Gallagher / Faithworks / Stl

This book is the riveting story of a man who courageously battled his way out of deep darkness to pioneer Pure Life Ministries--the first ministry in the world to help men find freedom from sexual addiction.

66819: Being God's Man in the Face of Temptation - the Every Man Series, Bible Studies Being God's Man in the Face of Temptation - the Every Man Series, Bible Studies
By Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck & Todd Wendorff / Random House, Inc

This study of the book of James will equip you to think clearly and choose wisely when dealing with temptations. Being God's Man...in the Face of Temptation will help you confront this pervasive problem in God's wisdom and strength...and begin to live the undivided life. Eight sessions of Bible study questions, "real life" case studies, and group discussion questions facilitate personal encounters with God and other men in this practical study. A leader's section is included.

21566: When Good Men Are Tempted When Good Men Are Tempted
By Bill Perkins / Zondervan Corp.

Bill Perkins details a plan that shows men how to achieve a sexual purity that will preserve the sanctity of their marriages, the security of their families, the vitality of their walks with God, and the strength of their relationships with their brothers in Christ. A three-part game plan that can lead men to victory.


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