Be a Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Be a Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

by Larry Richards
     
 

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Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Fr. Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men.

In Be a Man, he recounts his own struggles to learn true manhood, as

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Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Fr. Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men.

In Be a Man, he recounts his own struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not in a preachy but in a direct way, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.

Although a celibate priest, Fr. Larry minces no words when it comes to sexuality-as to what the proper attitude toward it should be for the unmarried man, as well as its role in the life of the married man. He shows how true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be-men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000719053
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
145,868
File size:
226 KB

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