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Are You Ready to Do Something Extraordinary?

Vance Brown believes most men are discouraged. They're worn out and wondering if their best days are behind them. Vance knows the feeling. There was a time he felt more dead than alive, but his friends still believed in him. "Have courage," they urged. "God needs you, here, now . . . this day."

That's what this book is about, men who stand up for each other and fight for things that matter. It's about men who fail but get back up and try again. Far from platitudes and pat answers, these are gritty pages that bleed, stories about ordinary men who are doing something extraordinary—choosing to live fully, no matter the cost. Answering this noble call is not easy, but you will never regret it.

"We were absolutely the overwhelming feeling that God is using these pages to awaken something in millions of men who instinctively know they are called to be part of a larger story."—from the foreword by Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn, bestselling authors of For Men Only and For Women Only

Excellent for Men's Groups—Includes a Six-Week Study Guide

"This is a powerful and passionate book, brutally honest and wonderfully humble. This is going to help a lot of men recover hope and courage. It will draw us together as brothers. And most important, this book will help you find a deeper life in Jesus."—John Eldredge, author of Wild at Heart and Beautiful Outlaw

"You may desire to be a great businessman, which is a noble goal. But there is an even higher calling—to be a good man for the kingdom of God. No Matter the Cost should be required reading for anyone who is fighting to be such a good man."—Tommy Spaulding, business consultant and New York Times bestselling author of It's Not Just Who You Know

"This is a book filled not with bravado but with stories of men 'limping home, barely brave.' Vance's storytelling and John's golden pen result in a feast of all that is possible when men are willing to admit their need to live honestly before other men. Then men I respect the most desire and live this."—Jan Meyers Proett, counselor, speaker, author of The Allure of Hope and Listening to Love

"Vance Brown has given us the spiritual weapons we need to become better fathers, husbands, and ministry leaders. His writing is heartfelt and his message is clear: God is calling all men to engage in a battle—the fight of our lives, the struggle we were created for. No Matter the Cost is a battle cry for authentic manhood."—Arnie Cole, CEO of Back to the Bible and coauthor of Unstuck

"This book is a uniquely authentic call to the deepest part of a man's soul. Anyone in whom God's Spirit is moving will respond. The results can be dramatic."—Dr. Larry Crabb, founder of NewWay Ministries
"No Matter the Cost issues a radical challenge to men of all ages: Become the Christ-built warriors we were created to be—unbending faith, unselfish in attitude, always honorable, and humble in word and deed. Every man must hear Vance Brown's powerful message and then pass it on to the next generation."—Michael Ross, bestselling author of What Your Son Isn't Telling You

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764209994
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 884,846
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vance Brown is chairman and CEO of Band of Brothers ministry, which helps men "fight the good fight." The ministry offers church conferences, small-group materials, and online community forums for men. A licensed attorney, Vance has extensive business and entrepreneurial experience. He is married to Betsy, and they have three children. They make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

John Blase is an experienced editor and writer. His work includes coauthored books and the Living the Questions and Living the Letters Bible study series. John, his wife, Meredith, and their three children live in Monument, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Acknowledgments 14

Prologue 17

The Beginning-It's About You

1 What If? 25

2 Don't Go It Alone 31

3 You're So Close 36

The Middle-It's About Us

4 Courage for the Battle 43

5 The F-Word 54

6 Brothers 63

7 Hallowed? Really? 70

8 God's Will and Won't 77

9 Unity of the Brotherhood 81


10 Give Us This Day 95

11 Forgive Us Our Trespasses 105

12 Go the Distance 122

13 Humility in the Mission 130

14 Deliver Us 143

15 All on the Field 153

The End-It's About Him

16 Great to Good 163

17 Dangerous Men 170

18 We Happy Few 176

Epilogue 183

Six-Week Study Guide and Commitment 187

Notes 201

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