The Transformation of a Man s Heart

Author: Stephen W. Smith
Publisher: IVP Books
ISBN: 9780830821457
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Life is many things, but it is definitely not a flow chart. We prove it every day. We deeply long for change, but formulas and seminars don't get it done. The good news is, God is at work across the life span, encouraging us and empowering us to overcome the hurdles of our past, the challenges of our present and the fears of our future. The Transformation of a Man's Heart is a book of stories: twelve men write from their hearts about their own journey toward transformation. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, shares his journey toward experiencing a transformed marriage with his wife. Ross Campbell, Christian psychiatrist and author of How to Really Love Your Child, discusses his heart's transformation in growing as a father with his children. Gordon Dalbey pioneered the men's movement in his Healing the Masculine Soul. Here he shares how our past must be transformed in order to experience all God has for us as men. James Houston, mentor and friend to many Christian leaders throughout the world, considers how his own journey toward transformation reflects the call God places on every man's heart. These and other leading men in their fields come alongside you in The Transformation of a Man's Heart, telling you their stories and pointing you toward the God who in the beginning wrote every man a happy ending. "This book is full of stories. Some will make you think. Others will make you cry. Still others will make you kneel. All will make you want to be a better man." (From the foreword by Ken Gire, author of The Divine Embrace.)

Transformation

Author: Stephen W. Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830863525
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Life is not a flow chart. We weren't meant to master it on our own. We weren't meant to be mastered by it either. The discussion guides in the Transformation of a Man's Heart series put us in conversation with God and with one another to see how God shapes and transforms us in the ordinary experiences of our lives. Am I every going to change? he asks. If we're honest with ourselves, we'll admit that we're not the men we wish we were. Not only our dreams but our values are vulnerable to external forces and internal chaos: the wounds inflicted on us as well as the compromises we've allowed ourselves to make. In this discussion guide, inspired by essays in The Transformation of a Man's Heart, men will be reminded that wherever they find themselves, God is there with them, inviting them forward onto a new and better path. This study accompanies the book, The Transformation of a Man's Heart, compiled and edited by Stephen W. Smith.

Breaking the Rules

Author: Fil Anderson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830879250
Format: PDF
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After years of living with a set of religious demands that he could never live up to, Fil Anderson found himself spiritually bankrupt and emotionally drained. Following a crash-and-burn in professional ministry, he experienced relief in learning to be with God rather than doing for God. Instead of desperation, he found healing, and a rich new life with God. In Breaking the Rules, Fil invites us to explore what happens when good religion turns bad. At such times we are weighed down with expectations of what it takes to be "right with God"--whether it is the expectations of others, holding up under pressure, fixing what's wrong or accomplishing big things for God. When we set aside this false agenda, we find the courage to confess our fears and insecurities. We taste the depths of God's love for us. Here is an opportunity to quit trusting in your own ability to live for God, and simply trust in God instead.

Marriage

Author: Gary D. Chapman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830821471
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Life is not a flow chart. We weren't meant to master it on our own. The discussion guides in the Transformation of a Man's Heart series put us in conversation with God and with one another to see how God shapes and transforms us in the ordinary experiences of our lives.This guide by Stephen W. Smith and Gary Chapman demystifies marriage for men.

The True Heart of a Man

Author: Hanalei Vierra Ph.D.
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504346521
Format: PDF, ePub
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MEN: Keep Your Balls, and Open Your Heart to the Woman You Love! Finally, a resource to learn how to strengthen your emotional connection with a woman in a way that can make sense to both of you. The True Heart of a Man takes you on an adventure into healthy masculinity that will rewire your knowledge of your emotional world, shatter cultural myths about what feels manly, and cultivate a deeper appreciation of your self-worth and personal integrity. With over 27 years of clinical experience working with men, Dr. Hanalei Vierras down-to-earth approach to 21st century masculine identity also offers unique insight about the emotional honesty necessary to create a healthy intimate relationship, and how a True Heart connection with a woman is truly not possible if a man compromises his authenticity and self-respect. This book will guide you to: Identify your personal belief system about what masculinity means and evaluate all the ways it has shaped your identity both positively and negatively. Explore how your survival instinct shuts down your ability to create emotional intimacy with others. Learn the importance of self-care which is different than being self-centered and all the ways youve been trained as a man to take care of everyone but yourself. Learn how to think and act more like a we than a me. Uncover the courage necessary to live a life of authenticity, personal integrity, and self-respect. The True Heart of a Man is a guided expedition toward personal transformation as you learn to explore and appreciate the value of your own True Heart.

Transformed Into His Image

Author: David Kyle Foster
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0964500043
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is designed to help us look deeply into the sanctification process, particularly for those who have been in bondage to substances and behaviors that have shadowed them for many years. It will unveil what are often hidden causes for an inability to find freedom from chronic sin patterns. While perfect holiness in our thoughts and actions may be unobtainable in this life, it is most certainly more obtainable than we can even imagine. This book is for those who want to go all the way with God, who truly want to be His disciple.

Why Guys Need God

Author: Mike Erre
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736921265
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is the Christian community doing a good job of presenting the message of Jesus in a compelling way to men? Women greatly outnumber men in attendance and active participation in American churches. Pastor Mike Erre offers a solution for this imbalance: a thoroughly biblical and engaging theology of manhood that is missing in many churches today. This call to move past cultural definitions of masculinity goes straight to the heart of the issue: Creation--men and women bear the image of God in unique and surprising ways. The fall--men cannot experience significance on their own, so their lives often feel meaningless and empty. Redemption--God redeems a man's work, his sexuality, and his relationships. Unmasking unhelpful stereotypes of masculinity, this presentation of godly manhood inspires men to more effectively grow in Christ's image and empowers women to understand and encourage the men in their lives.

Man Maker Project

Author: Chris Bruno
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498206166
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"Father" is a verb, and fathering is the highest calling of God on men. Man Maker Project is a guide for fathers to intentionally usher their sons into godly manhood. Now more than ever, the reality of unfinished men confronts us at every turn. Without intentional fathering, a boy's core question--Am I a man?--forever echoes in his soul. Every boy needs to hear his father's clear "yes" in response. While many fathers know they should do something for their maturing sons, they have little idea how to create such an initiatory process. Man Maker Project offers a practical roadmap that equips fathers to create a unique, modern-day masculine initiation experience for their sons. Rather than a single event or ceremony, fathers can guide their boys through a yearlong process, with the support of a cadre of hand-selected men. This book also challenges fathers to investigate their own stories, as God's mutually redemptive design is for us to be fathered ourselves as we father our sons. Through this modern-day rites of passage process, fathers fulfill their calling, sons find their footing, and society receives solid men ready to strongly and kindly restore the world.

Fairy Tale and Film

Author: S. Short
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137020172
Format: PDF
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Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres – including rom coms, crime films and horror – and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring.