What does it mean to be a man? Sacrifice.
Man Up! doesn't tell you to take down the feminists or reclaim your God-given role and rights. Real masculinity starts with giving of yourself for the good of those around you and in your care. It's counter-culturaland it's exactly how God designed biblical manhood.
This book is a call to fix your eyes and your hope on the Man up on the cross and to find in His selfless sacrifice the perfect example for manliness in our self-indulgent, self-centered society. That's where Man Up! really stands out in the crowd. Don't pick up these pages expecting to find an ideal man you should strive to be. This book is anchored in a different ideal. In the person of Jesus Christ, God became man. What Adam lost in his rebellion, Jesus restored in His Incarnation. Jesus is the perfect man. His example sets the paradigm for perfect masculinity. But more importantly, His sacrifice obtains forgiveness and mercy for the rest of us men who are bound to fail in this God-given task to be good men.
Men in all stages of life will appreciate this refreshing perspectivewhether you're searching for footing in this crazy culture, seeking a godly relationship with your wife, or looking for guidance on raising children.
|Publisher:||Concordia Publishing House|
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Table of Contents
Preface: What Are We Doing Here? xi
Part 1 Nuts and Bolts: The Basics 1
Chapter 1 What Is Man? 3
Chapter 2 Not So from the Beginning 17
Chapter 3 Man Down 47
Chapter 4 The Descent of Man 69
Chapter 5 Ecce Homo: Behold, the Man! 103
Chapter 6 God Down. Man Up 125
Part 2 MANifesto: Reclaiming a Biblical Portrait of a Man 163
Chapter 7 A Portrait of Man: Adam 165
Chapter 8 A Portrait of Man: Christ 187
Chapter 9 The Portrait of Fatherhood: God the Father 223
Chapter 10 A Paradoxical Portrait 239
Chapter 11 What Does a Man Do? 251
Chapter 12 Grow as a Man 281
Epilogue: The Perfect Man 313