February 16, 2018 Matthew

The Measure of a Man by Gene Getz ★★★★★

This is one of the top books out there on Christian manhood. It is the only book I’ve come across that uses Greek exegesis to support our understanding of the New Testament man. It’s well balanced, and tactful. Gene also brings to the table a wealth of experience and powerful stories that are sure to rock your boat.

This, like other books on Christian manhood are written under the assumption that Paul got his revelations from the Holy Spirit in that he didn’t learn them from the Old Testament. Old Testament manhood, or what I call “Hebrew manhood” is largely missing from Christian books for men. Even though the Apostles and even Jesus himself consistently pointed back to the Old Testament, especially Genesis for direction on the masculine and feminine, the Church has so far fallen way short of everything that can be learned if we will simply take the time to study. The Old Testament is a huge collection of texts of course which essentially means if you really want to know the Word of God on manhood (and womanhood) in its fullness, you’ll have to do some leg work. So, how bad do you want it?

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