Power of a Man, The: Using Your Influence as a Man of Character

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Stand Up and Be the Man You Were Created to Be

Rick Johnson tried to fake authentic manhood until he learned an important lesson: A man armed only with a fork in a land of soup doesn't fare very well.

God gave men incredible power in their masculinity. With humor and honesty, The Power of a Man shows men how to live a life of great significance and healthy masculinity in a world afraid of real men. Johnson ...

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Overview

Stand Up and Be the Man You Were Created to Be

Rick Johnson tried to fake authentic manhood until he learned an important lesson: A man armed only with a fork in a land of soup doesn't fare very well.

God gave men incredible power in their masculinity. With humor and honesty, The Power of a Man shows men how to live a life of great significance and healthy masculinity in a world afraid of real men. Johnson demonstrates that

•Real men aren't passive—they wield positive influence to change the world.
•Real men don't quit, no matter how tough things get.
•Real men love, protect, and provide for their wives and children.
•Real men defy cultural expectations and live by a code of honor.
•Real men recognize that only masculinity bestows masculinity.

The Power of a Man is about being calm but confident, relaxed but prepared, kind but authentic, and bold but compassionate. It's about becoming the man you've always wanted to be—the man your world needs.

Rick Johnson is the founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program designed to equip men to be more engaged in the lives of their children. Rick develops and leads inspirational training workshops for businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations across the country. He is the author of That's My Son; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and The Man Whisperer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800732493
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 642,676
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Johnson is the founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program designed to equip men to be more engaged in the lives of their children. Rick develops and delivers father training workshops for businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations nationally and internationally. He is the author of That's My Son; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and The Man Whisperer. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their two children live in Gresham, Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

1 Raging Bull: First Words 11

2 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Masculine Power 21

3 Gladiator: Defining Masculinity 35

4 Braveheart: Honor Codes 57

5 Secondhand Lions: Coaching 69

6 Kelly's Heroes: A Life of Significance 89

7 The Magnificent Seven (Plus One): Traits 107

8 The Lord of the Rings: The Journey 129

9 The Dirty (Half) Dozen: Quicksand and Other Traps 149

10 The Godfather: Roles 167

11 The Adventures of Indiana Jones: Adventure 189

Notes 203

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  • Posted September 23, 2013

    very good book easy read love the way the book is set up must re

    very good book easy read love the way the book is set up must read for men

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    FYI - - - For Real Men Only

    This book was given to me by my brother. I had no particular desire to read it, sensing a religious self help lesson that I was in no mood for. I struggle with ADD, so I expected to be bored to tears while I pretended to care about someone else's rantings on how to be a man. But I knew full well that he would continue to ask me my opinion of the book til death, so I decided to suffer through it.
    I am not a big reader, nor much of a critic, but I was quite shocked at the simple, honest and straight forward approach to a subject that I'm sure has occupied the private thoughts and feelings of countless good men that walk this planet. In a world where we have become accustomed to judging men so openly on their looks, physical prowess and monetary success, the writer does not negate those qualities, but rather opens our eyes to all the numerous and equally valuable treasures that exist in the hearts and souls of real men.
    As I see it, the writer reaches out to all the noble men who question their own worth. Those who push on through life, driven by genuine instinct to serve and protect, wondering if they will ever measure up to the standards that society has set for us all. He adds just enough details of his own intimate feelings without asserting that he is any better than so many of his peers.
    The book is a fairly easy read, with only two ares where I had some trouble. One is that at times, it takes on a religious tone, not really needed. I will admit that those areas of the book are short and to the point. Another slight annoyance I found was the length of the story. It seemed toward the end, that the writer was trying to stretch the topic, as if the number of total words was important. I felt it became a little repetitious at that point.
    I wound up coming away from this book with a better feeling of my life's accomplishments and my overall make up, which was really the point. I felt compelled to buy extra copies, and gave them to a couple guys who I deemed "deserving" of this long overdue recognition of the many special men out there who don't quite fit the accepted description of the perfect man. I highly recommend it for all those men who lack a hairy chest, the deep "cut" muscle structure, a hot career, virility, or a host of other superficial qualities. And it's a "must read" for anyone who has wondered just what a "man's man" really is.

    Thanks for your time - - - and for caring - - - we need that....

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