No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women, and Children

No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women, and Children

by Paul Coughlin

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Overview

No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women, and Children by Paul Coughlin

Revised and Expanded Edition of a Life-Changing Book

Recovering nice guy Paul Coughlin points the way for all men who yearn to live a life of boldness and conviction—like Jesus. Using anecdotes from his own life, powerful and poignant stories, and vivid examples from our culture, Coughlin shows how men can say no to the "nice guy" syndrome and yes to a life of purpose, passion, and vitality.

In this revised and expanded edition, Coughlin adds vital insights on the changes he's seen in churches and the greater culture in the decade since No More Christian Nice Guy was first published. This radical and hopeful message elevates the true biblical model of manhood and now includes testimonials from men and women whose lives have been altered by this book. Coughlin also looks at the shifting expectations men face in relationships and in the workplace, and how younger Christians, in particular, are subject to harmful views about masculinity.

Part inspiration, part instruction, and part manifesto, this book gives men the courage to move from passivity to assertiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764212680
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 509,232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Coughlin (theprotectors.org) is an international speaker, teacher, and author who has been interviewed by Good Morning America and the New York Times, among other media outlets. He is the founder of The Protectors, an anti-bullying organization that helps schools and churches throughout North America, as well as internationally. A former Christian Nice Guy, Paul is a happily married father of three. The Coughlin family lives in Oregon.

Table of Contents

The Good Guy Rebellion: Phase Two 9

1 Christian Nice Guys Aren't So Nice 29

2 He's No Angel 49

3 Other Earnest but Damaging Messages to Men 71

4 Childhood: Where Many Learn to Live Small 89

5 How Being "Nice" Ruins Love and Marriage 117

6 To Be a Man 139

7 Nice Guy, Naive Guy: How Being Nice Hurts Men at Work 167

8 The Journey From Nice Guy to Good Guy 189

9 Searching One's Soul and Facing One's Fears 207

10 Help Along the Good Guy Highway 233

11 God: Lion or Cocker Spaniel? 251

Notes 259

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