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The Resolution For Men

“A man cannot be passive about what Scripture tells him to do for his family and expect to be found faithful to God in the end. He must see with spiritual eyes and realize that future generations are directly impacted by his daily decisions.” —The Resolution for MenThe Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Men follows to challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.Written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, screenwriters of Courageous and authors of New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare (five million copies sold), The Resolution for Men strategically inspires men to reconcile with their past, re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and then move forward with a bold and clear resolution for the future. Written in partnership with the movie and Priscilla Shirer’s new book, The Resolution for Women, it is designed to inspire a revolution.

Paperback: 257 pages

Publisher: B&H Books; Original edition (September 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1433671220

ISBN-13: 978-1433671227

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #11,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #16 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living > Men's Issues #2585 in Books > Religion & Spirituality

After watching the trailer for Courageous, I knew I had to read The Resolution for Men. And, speaking as an author myself, after reading the first couple of sentences, I was hooked:* "Weak men will not be able to handle the contents of this book ... You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, work through hidden issues from your past, and make strategic sacrifices for the sake of your family and your faith. But those who step up to the challenge will find that living out the resolution will radically impact their priorities and assist them in becoming strong men who are found faithful. It will take courage. But it will be worth it."My wife and I have been married for three years but we do not have children yet. That said, this book speaks to me. It's not just for big families--but every family of two or more. In fact, I wish I'd read this book as a single man.Just as Fireproof and The Love Dare hit their mark, I believe Courageous and The Resolution for Men will help change lives in amazing ways.

The Resolution for Men is not the kind of book that I would normally read. In fact, I think I've only read one book like it before, John Eldredge's Wild at Heart, and that as a single lad in college. Now, with nearly five years of marriage under my belt, and almost a year of being a father, books like Resolution seem more appropriate. Resolution, written by brothers Stephen & Alex Kendrick, is an accompanying resource book for last year's Courageous, a quasi-companion to Fireproof.Point blank, I've seen neither of these movies, though from what I hear, they're "wonderful." Personally, I just don't see the appeal. I get that Christian movies are clean and wholesome and powerful and filled with a message, but generally the acting and budgets are not comparable to a Hollywood powerhouse. Now I'm not knocking these movies, and I'm glad that they exist. No, what I have problems with is the fact that the movie is labeled as a "Christian" movie, relegating it into a genre that's typically laughed at and ignored. Anyone who's read this blog very long knows that I dislike labels and genres, whether it's for film or books or music or whatever. If you want to reach a larger audience then remove the genre classification. Until then, we'll remain a splintered people, separated by race, religion, and many other things.With that said, Resolution is a non-fictional book about what it means to be a Man. To be a good husband. To be a good dad. Or, from the Introduction,This book is an unapologetic call for men to live courageously for their faith and their families. It is designed to strategically challenge you to become the man God created you to be. (page1)Continuing my confession, I would very likely never have read Resolution on my own. It's just not my norm.

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