Hollywood paints a vast landscape. On one hand, you have the wuss, the mama’s boy, the passive nerd who is the target of bullies and jocks and anyone that might feel the least bit intimidated by their knowledge.
On the other hand, you have the Expendables, Rocky, James Bond, the Avengers, Batman. Tough guys who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. If there is a crisis situation, these guys will come in, guns blazing, taking out as many bad guys as possible until the crisis is averted.
Is there a middle ground. Is it possible that a man can be both tough and tender?
Enter: The Dude’s Guide To Manhood. I
n Dude’s Guide, Darrin Patrick wants to point men to Jesus as the ultimate example of what a man is to be like. It is time to put aside excuses. Your past does not define you. Jesus does.
You can be a godly, gospel centered man. You can be the husband and daddy that God has called you to be. You no longer have to be a slave to porn. You can love your wife and kids the way that Jesus has called you to because you are increasingly becoming obedient to what Jesus has called you to.
Men have to take responsibility for their actions, own up to their mistakes, learn when to fight for something they believe in, learn to be strong and not foolish, wise and not stupid.
A Christian man is a forgiven man. A forgiven man lives his life in light of the death and resurrection of Jesus. A forgiven man understands that confession and repentance is necessary. A forgiven man knows his identity as a man is found in Jesus. This book is a wonderful tool to get men back on track to becoming the man that God wants them to be.
This book helps define manliness from a biblical perspective not a worldly one. There is one condition. The reader has to be coachable. If you are already stubborn and pig-headed and act like you don’t need advice or help, then you will not read this book. You do not have it all together. To think so is foolish. You will always be learning, you will always be changing, you will always be in a constant state of progressing in sanctification. You will constantly be conforming to the image of Jesus. Dude’s Guide is a manual to help walk you through this journey of becoming the gospel-centered man that hates what Jesus hates and loves what Jesus loves.
Beards are optional.
You can buy The Dude’s Guide To Manhood here.