GRACE-CENTERED MEN’S MINISTRY
- Holiness by Grace by Bryan Chapell
In this challenging yet heart-warming work, Bryan Chapell illustrates the principles of grace, the practices of faith, and the motives of love in living a life of holiness. Free study guide available at www.bryanchapell.com.
- The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
Tim Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus’ parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. The Prodigal God challenges the devout and the skeptic alike to see Christianity in a whole new way.
- The Gospel Centered Life by World Harvest Mission
This is a nine-lesson small group study intended to help participants understand how the gospel shapes every aspect of life. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from scripture, and requires no extra work outside of the group setting.
GENERAL MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES
- Man Alive by Pat Morley
Most men know that Jesus promised “a rich and satisfying life” but too many are confused about what that looks like. In this book and DVD series Morley shows men how to channel their seven primal needs into a powerful, transformed life.
- How God Makes Men by Pat Morley
In this book, Morley takes you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with ten epic stories of the Bible’s most talked-about men, and ten proven principles—based on their failures and successes—that show how God works in a man’s life, and how you can cooperate with Him in yours.
- Men’s Fraternity by Robert Lewis
Men’s Fraternity is a three year DVD series that encourages and teaches men how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Men’s Fraternity Classic is the original video series consisting of 3 volumes: The Quest for Authentic Manhood (24 sessions) Winning at Work and Home (16 sessions)The Great Adventure (20 sessions). 33 The Series is their new DVD series curriculum.
- The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard Phillips
This book addresses a growing void within the church: the lack of male leadership. Proposing the foundation that it is man’s chief concern to bring glory to God through the means of keeping and guarding, the author effectively and systematically addresses the main elements of a man’s biblical calling.
- The Quest for Biblical Manhood: Year 1 of Men’s Fraternity
The first year of this popular DVD series focuses on masculinity and the wounds that take place to the masculine heart. The more recent production is 33 The Series, focuses on A Man and His Design, A Man and His Story, and A Man and His Traps.
- Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey
This new book and 10 week DVD series approaches men’s discipleship from the perspective of 5 steps towards being a man: boyhood, an age of discovery, adolescence, an age of pushing and pulling, manhood, an age of stepping up again and again, mentoring, an age of impact, and patriarch, an age of influence.
VERTICAL HEART ALIGNMENT
- Desiring God by John Piper
In this captivating book and 10-session DVD study, Piper reveals how delighting in God can motivate us to glorify him through worship, stewardship, loving our neighbor, suffering, and other “duties.” This book strengthens men’s relationship with God simply by helping them enjoy Him and His creation more.
- Counterfeit Gods by Tim KellerDaily, men hear the voices of false gods like success, status, prestige, power, pleasure, control that claim to be the key to happiness. But the truth is that these good things can’t give us what they promise. This book helps men realize that intimacy with God is the answer to their deepest longings.
- Addictions: A Banquet In the Grave by Ed Welch
Welch’s thesis is this: “The true nature of all addictions is that we have chosen to go outside the boundaries of the kingdom of God and look for blessing in the land of idols. In turning to idols, we are saying that we desire something in creation more than we desire the Creator.” Men need to hear that satisfying our souls in God is foundational to keeping our hearts from being captured by idols.
- The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Christian men’s surveys reveal that their top request for help is with their marriages. Keller’s clear-eyed understanding of the Bible and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage, make The Meaning of Marriage essential reading for men who want to love their wives well.
- The Marriage Prayer by David Delk and Pat Morley
This book identifies five crucial areas of marriage to focus on together: Faithfulness, Priorities, Purpose, Unity and Attitude by providing case studies, individual and group quizzes, as well as questions for reflection and discussion. It is a great tool for a husband to invite his wife to go through together.
- Intimacy: God’s Design for Marriage by Sandy and Gary Yagel
83% of Christian wives believe their husbands do not understand their need for emotional intimacy and in another study 83% of husbands said their wives do not understand their need physical intimacy. Using the format of three conversational dates, this booklet is designed to help husbands and wives better love each other by discussing and understanding their differences with regards to intimacy.
- Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp
With compassion, wit and wisdom, Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often chaotic adolescent years. Gain assurance of God’s provision for parenting success and discover ways to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with your teens. Also available in DVD format.
- Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Tripp’s book provides a biblical vision for the parenting task and specific objectives for each age group. The centrality of the Gospel and the focus on heart attitude rather than external conformity set this book apart from other parenting resources.
- Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, author-pastor Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a cause–Christianity–in which to invest his life. Also available as a 6 session DVD series.
CALLED TO THE WORKPLACE
- How Then Should We Work? by PCA Ruling Elder Hugh Whelchel
Recovering the Biblical doctrine of work is central to men’s discipleship. Businessman Hugh Whelchel provides a thorough and deeply-satisfying biblical answer to the question he’d asked himself for 25 years, “Does my work matter to God?” His thorough investigation reveals the eternal significance of work within the grand, Biblical story of God’s mission for man throughout history.
- Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller
With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work that we work to serve others, not ourselves can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship not just of self-interest.
- A Man’s Guide to Work by Pat Morley
Half a man’s life is bound up in his work, but few men ever learn a biblical framework, to help think correctly about all those hours, weeks and years they invest in their job. No matter what the color of their collar, men are introduced to principles which provide a better understanding of themselves and how to be most effective and valuable to the Lord in their vocation.
BECOMING A BAND OF BROTHERS
- Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin
Larkin spells out his own story of sexual brokenness in Samson with stark honesty. But his story of sexual addiction is really only the surface issue. The underlying story is of isolation in the church culture in which Nate grew up, a culture that is sadly still prevalent in our churches today and is a breeding ground for secret sin. This is a story about men who are helping one another to take off their pious masks and bear their souls. The subtitle really captures the book’s purpose: “Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood.”
- Forging Bonds of Brotherhood by Gary Yagel
How do you get a man to understand his need to be connected to other brothers in Christ and equip him to build a friendship with a few men for encouragement and accountability? Give him a copy of this booklet. It is short enough for him to read on a Sunday afternoon (60 pages) and practical enough for him to know what steps to take to take to connect with a few brothers. The discussion questions at the end of each of the 9 chapters also make it a great book for a men’s bible study.
- INsourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church by Randy Pope
More than 25 years ago, the leadership team of Perimeter Church, a rapidly growing church founded by Randy Pope, realized that personal life-on-life missional discipleship was accounting for a unique and unmatched depth of spiritual growth and heart for outreach within the individuals involved. This book tells the story of how they learned to bring discipleship back from the margins of church life to the mainstream.