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10 Lies Men Believe is a compassionate but confrontational look at the reasons why so many Christian men today are in serious crisis. The author, who has spent eight years confronting the abuse of women in more than twenty countries, believes men are failing in marriage, fatherhood, friendships, and careers because of ten wrong mind-sets inherited from culture. With gut-level honesty, the author offers practical answers for men who struggle with a variety of issues, including addiction, abusive tendencies, ...
10 Lies Men Believe is a compassionate but confrontational look at the reasons why so many Christian men today are in serious crisis. The author, who has spent eight years confronting the abuse of women in more than twenty countries, believes men are failing in marriage, fatherhood, friendships, and careers because of ten wrong mind-sets inherited from culture. With gut-level honesty, the author offers practical answers for men who struggle with a variety of issues, including addiction, abusive tendencies, pornography, controlling behavior, and emotional problems rooted in a lack of proper fathering. The book is also an excellent resource for women who are suffering because of mistreatment by the men in their lives.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Have You Been Brainwashed?
1. God made men superior to women.
Genesis 1 account / Man and woman created equal / What ezer means / Ephesians 5 principles of equality
/ Your wife is not your maid / God’s heart for daughters / Why fathers must value children equally,
regardless of gender
2. A man cannot be close to his father.
How sons are affected by abandonment, abuse, cruelty, or neglect / Fathers as bad examples / Why we
need the love of the heavenly Father
3. A real man is defined by financial and professional success.
Pressure of culture / The spirit of competition / Putting the kingdom of God first in your life / Vanity of
pursuing riches / Qualities of real heroes in history: courage, sacrifice, and generosity
4. A man is the “boss” of his family.
Meaning of “headship” in Ephesians 5 / Concept of oneness and intimacy / Sharing money in marriage /
Sharing duties and serving your wife / Becoming your wife’s encourager
5. Sex is primarily for the man’s enjoyment, not the woman’s.
1 Corinthians 7:3 – 4 principle / Understanding a woman’s sexual response / How men exploit women /
The roots of adultery / Sexual maturity vs. immaturity
6. It’s OK for a man to hit or abuse a woman to teach her a lesson.
Examples and types of domestic abuse / How to break the cycle / What God really meant in the Malachi
3 divorce passage / 1 Peter 3:7 principle / How Jesus opposed abuse of women
7. Real men don’t need close male friendships.
Why men close their hearts / Fear of exposure / How every man needs a Paul, a Barnabas and a Timothy
/ Jonathan and David principle
8. A man should never admit his weaknesses.
James 5:18 principle of confessing sins to a brother / Why men keep secrets / Dealing with addictions to
drugs, alcohol, pornography, etc. / Dealing with sexual temptation / How men respond to depression
9. Real men don’t cry.
Stereotypes of “strong” men / Biblical examples of men who wept / Why spirituality is not a weakness /
The power of compassion in a man / The stony heart vs. the heart of flesh
10. A man should never receive spiritual ministry from a woman.
Why the church needs both spiritual fathers and mothers / Old and New Testament examples of women
leaders / Misunderstanding of Paul’s words to Timothy about women / The power of a godly wife
Posted November 11, 2011
I got this book because I like reading Lee Grady¿s blog on the Charisma site. I like his take on different topics and wanted to see what he had to say on the topics covered in this book. This book presents Grady¿s passionate Biblical approach to the real issues that 21st century men face. What comes through to the reader is a call to genuine masculinity that is not machismo or chauvinistic. When I first looked at the chapters titles of the 10 Lies listed in the book I thought to myself, ¿I already know this stuff.¿ Yet, I found that each topic is so well covered that even people who-already-know-this-stuff will find helpful insights. If you are getting this book as a gift or for a men¿s group keep in mind that some of the chapters are really really deep. It¿s a great book, but if you are sharing it with others be prepared then also to have serious conversations about abuse, addiction, brokenness, and sin. Grady writes in a way so that he zealously gets to the root of the issues so that men in their brokenness can apply Biblical truths for healing and restoration. Grady is unapologetically Pentecostal, but Christians of various faith expressions and denominations can benefit from this book (I am not at a Pentecostal church and I got a lot out of this book). This book is also great for seekers of faith.
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