Strong Enough to Be a Man
What Does It Mean To Be a Man?In today's society, confusion about male and female roles, identities, and natures bombard us. The media usually portrays men as macho egoists or ignorant simpletons unable to understand women or meet their needs....
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What Does It Mean To Be a Man?In today's society, confusion about male and female roles, identities, and natures bombard us. The media usually portrays men as macho egoists or ignorant simpletons unable to understand women or meet their needs. In a culture that has few role models of healthy masculinity, where can Christian men look to determine the right way to express their manhood?Strong Enough to Be a Man addresses the issue of unhealthy masculinity and offers a model of authentic character and intimacy with God that transcends the world's definition of manhood. Tim Riter looks at the nine dimensions of the fruits of the Spirit and discusses how nurturing these traits will help to imbed essential masculinity into one's core. He believes that strength defines maleness and that by coupling man's innate strength with God's, one can develop into the man God created him to be.Strong Enough to Be a Man coaches men on how to:Allow love to be deeply imbedded in their heartsAlways respond to the trials of life with joyFind inner tranquility despite the pace of lifeNever quit even when life seems terminalDevelop a kindness that infiltrates their entire beingCherish goodnessKeep all of their commitments, regardless of the costDemonstrate strength, but harness it in gentlenessBecome men with the character to do what is right
Riter is a full-time author, conference speaker and adjunct professor of communication at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. He has more than 25 years of experience in local church ministry, in positions ranging from youth worker to senior pastor.