Book Of The Month For February 2017: Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity
Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity
By Jeff Hemmer
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-cultural—and 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 perspective—whether you're searching for footing in this crazy culture, seeking a godly relationship with your wife, or looking for guidance on raising children.
He’s a self-proclaimed curmudgeon. He lives on a farm. He has a huge beard. And he wrote a book on manliness.
So, naturally, we asked Jeffrey some manly questions about stuff like dirt, beer, and fatherhood. Check out his unexpected responses on the CPH blog.