"The world cries for men who are strong—strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer. I pray that you will be that kind of man."
These words, written by Elisabeth Elliot to her nephew Pete, set forth an uncompromising challenge for men to accept their divinely ordained role of manliness. But what does masculinity really mean in a time when we are careful to emphasize the equality of men and women?
In this book, Elisabeth examines the many characteristics of manhood that were exemplified in the life of Christ. Jesus' life demonstrated the distinctive traits of responsibility, sacrifice, courage, obedience, initiative, forgiveness, and endurance. Men who seek to follow Him must walk the same path.
The author's sharp focus on true masculinity stands in clear contrast to today's confusion concerning sexual identity. The Mark of a Man will help every Christian man understand himself and women, and allow him to shape a bold and transforming pattern for manhood.
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