Fighting Shadows

Overcoming 7 Lies That Keep Men From Becoming Fully Alive

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Pub Date 21 May 2024 | Archive Date Not set
Nelson Books | Thomas Nelson

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Description

In a world that’s grown increasingly confused about--and hostile toward--the very notion of masculinity, authors Jefferson Bethke and Jon Tyson send a powerful call to men everywhere: it's time to step into the light of Jesus' vision for you as a man.

There's a shadow that's settled over the hearts of men today. Masculinity is in crisis. Critiques about the dangers of toxic masculinity and the abuses of patriarchal systems have grown louder than ever. The very notions of masculinity and manhood are under attack. In response to cultural shifts, some have doubled down on old stereotypes in ways that just add to the conflict and confusion.

The result? Many men simply feel paralyzed--worried about saying the wrong thing, unsure what to do with their ambitions or strengths, simultaneously tempted and shamed by a hypersexualized and pornified culture. Our models and mentors have failed us. Based on their years of working in men's ministry, Bethke and Tyson have good news for men looking for clarity and courage in this age of quiet desperation. In Fighting Shadows, they help men

  • overcome the temptations of escapism, passivity, or overcompensation;
  • combat the most harmful shadows that men battle today, including loneliness, apathy, distraction, lust, and shame; and
  • embrace masculinity as a God-given gift, not a curse to be avoided, suppressed, or battled.

 

An entire generation of men is being told they should abdicate the responsibility and joy of living into God's calling on their lives—don't be one of them. If you're a man who's wondering what to do with your strength, your longings, and your gifts, it's time to step out of the shadows. Jesus has a vision for you.

In a world that’s grown increasingly confused about--and hostile toward--the very notion of masculinity, authors Jefferson Bethke and Jon Tyson send a powerful call to men everywhere: it's time to...


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  • Supported through conferences, workshops, and speaking events targeting Christian men.
  • Advertising and exclusive offers planned the authors' podcast: The Intentional Family.
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ISBN 9781400243303
PRICE $28.99 (USD)
PAGES 256

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First, thank you Jeff and Jon for not only writing such an inspiring book but also modeling the principles in print. When I finished 'Fighting Shadows,' adrenalin was pumping through my body. I'm 73 and my family makeup includes many young men who I am anxious to give copies of this important book. We can all benefit from the clear, concise call to the Manhood we are created to embody. With God's Grace, pages 174-177 (Gentle Jesus Meek and Violent) will serve as my guide until I take my last breath. Thank you.

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Wow! I will continue to reflect on so many of the ideas in this book. I've already preordered a copy and will probably add a few more preorders to give to friends. This book has the potential to catalyze a generation of men to serve the kingdom with power, grace, and love. I'm sure different chapters will stick out to different people but the few pages on the shadow of ambition and the call to a life of holy ambition was worth the price of the whole book. Thank you for your willingness to dive into this topic especially amidst a challenging season of masculinity in culture.

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