The Five Marks of a Man: Finding Your Path to Courageous Manhood

The Five Marks of a Man: Finding Your Path to Courageous Manhood

by Brian Tome

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A boy doesn't automatically become a man at age 18. What differentiates a man from a boy is the way he lives. A man has a vision for his life while a boy lives day to day. A man is a team player while a boy wants to be MVP. A man works while a boy plays. A man has the courage to take a minority position while a boy wants the reassurance of the crowd. A man is a protector while a boy is a predator. These are the five marks of a man. It's not enough to just know them. A real man aggressively pursues them on a daily basis.

Drawing from his own experience and the lives of others, pastor Brian Tome calls on men to examine themselves and take steps in the direction of a fully realized manhood that honors God, respects women, elevates others, and works purposefully for an end greater than their own satisfaction or pleasure. It's time for men to step into their honorable place in the world and lean into a new reality--one defined by strength, purpose, and honor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493415373
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 326,178
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Brian Tome is senior pastor of Crossroads, the fastest growing church in America (Outreach Magazine, 2017), which is actively engaged in combating poverty, building homes for girls rescued from sex slavery, and bringing together entrepreneurs to start the first faith-based business accelerator. An avid motorcyclist, Tome rides tens of thousands of miles and camps more than 30 nights every year.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

How to Read This Book 11

Introduction: Boys to Men 13

Mark I Men Have a Vision

1 Boys Are Shortsighted. Men Play the Long Game 23

2 Boys Live for Today. Men Think Long Term 30

3 Boys Drift. Men Focus 37

4 Boys Look for Open Doors. Men Break through Barriers 42

Mark II Men Take a Minority Position

5 Boys Want to Go with the Flow. Men Are Willing to Stand against the Tide 53

6 Boys Want to Fit In. Men Aren't Afraid to Stand Out 58

7 Boys Are Fractions. Men Are Whole 65

8 Boys Crave Independence. Men Embrace Interdependence 72

Mark III Men Are Team Players

9 Boys Are Lone Wolves. Men Run in Packs 81

10 Boys Are Passive. Men Are Active 86

11 Boys Reject Authority. Men Respect Authority 92

12 Boys Hold Back Emotional Expression. Men Are Affectionate 102

13 Boys Make Each Other Comfortable. Men Make Each Other Better 107

14 Boys Tear Each Other Down. Men Build Each Other Up 111

15 Boys Live to Play. Men Play to Live 118

Mark IV Men Work

16 Boys Don't Want to Work. Men Work 131

17 Boys Work to Stake Claims. Men Work to Experience God 135

18 Boys Act to Serve Themselves. Men Work to Serve Others 142

19 Boys Consume. Men Produce 148

Mark V Men Are Protectors

20 Boys Are Predators. Men Are Protectors 155

21 Boys Want Their Pleasure Today. Men Think about a Woman's Tomorrow 161

22 Boys Coast. Men Keep Pushing Themselves 168

23 Boys Spend to Zero on Themselves. Men Achieve Financial Health So They Can Give 174

24 Boys Passively Watch Others' Spirituality. Men Proactively Lead Others to True Spirituality 181

Conclusion: Get On It 187

Epdogue: Man Camp 189

Notes 195

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