Men's Tool Box
We Are Driven, by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth, Dr. Paul Meier, Thomas Nelson Publ., 1991.
The compulsive behaviors America applauds. Discover freedom from the need to DO more and BE more. When drivenness becomes harmful the authors refer to it as compulsivity- the mistaken notion that the mastery of your body, performance, and/or physical environment is the only source of personal satisfaction and the only answser to your deepest emotional hungers. Learn how to prevent positive behaviors from becoming addicitons.
The New Male Sexuality, by Bernie Zilbergeld, PhD., Bantam Books, 1992,
Written simply, clearly, and with humor. The author of Male Sexuality has updated his classic work and the subtitle reveals the premise: "The truth about men, sex, and pleasure." Readers should be aware that this book is not written from a Christian perspective. It is written in a straightforward manner and pulls no punches. If you are easily offended by opinions not reflected in the Christian community--this book is not for you.
Temptations Men Face, Tom L. Eisenman, InterVarsity Press, 1990.
Straight forward talk on money, affairs, perfectionism and insensitivity. How do men experience common temptations and what can be done about them? Insights into a man's perspective on these and other tough issues. Eisenman discusses the difficulties he and others have had in avoiding common stumbling blocks in the Christian walk.
The Sexual Man, Dr. Archibald D. Hart, Word Publ., 1994.
Based on nationwide research, this groundbreaking report refuts the current myths surrounding male sexuality and offers a sane view of what it means to be male, sexual and normal. Covers such topics as love and lust; pornography; fantasy and masturbation; sex and religion; sex and the workplace; etc.
Then Men Think Private Thoughts, Gordon McDonald, Thomas Nelson, $20.
If you have ever questioned your personal value, wondered how God can use you better, tried to evaluate your success as father or husband, this book will encourage you. McDonald, with almost painful honesty, shows how to peel away your selfishness and see what God is eager to do in you.
600 Minutes With God, Dick Duerksen/Ray Dabrowski, eds, AdvenTalk Media, $10.
200 (3-minute) devotionals written by Christian men FOR Christian men. Personal, direct, humorous and pointed. Each page will challenge you in your personal Christian growth.
The Message, Eugene Peterson, NavPress, $12-50.
You have never heard the Bible sound so meaningful. In Peterson's translation the "old" words take on a whole new life. You will especially love Psalm 51, Romans 12, Romans 5, Luke 15, and more.
Leap Over A Wall, Eugene Peterson, Harper San Francisco.
Through the story of David, Peterson suggests new and powerful possibilities for how you can live as God's best friend today.
Web Sites worth a look:
Ed Cole is a prolific speaker and author for Christian men. His website features a newsletter, COURAGE, information on the ministry and opportunities to donate. This week he includes 10 excellent Habits for Daily Living.
The Maximum Man Conference is a non-denominational lay led/sponsored man's conference held across the country since 1982. These two-day conferences equip and encourage men in four areas: A Man and His Master, A Man and His Family, A man and His Country and A Man and His Career. You can order the free newsletter through this website.
This site is an excellent example of how to read a magazine on your computer. It's all here. The stories, articles, even the ads!
By the way, there are now 11,020 sites selected when you type "Adventist" into the EXCITE search box. These include the Seventh-day Adventist Mission of Sarawak, all Adventist colleges and universities in North America, dozens of congregations, the publishing houses, most unions, conferences, the NAD and the GC. Here are four interesting Adventist sites:
Three clicks will take you to Sarawak where you'll find a great devotional article entitled: Sex Can Be Good.
A Canadian vegan invites you to church.
ADRA International's official home page. Order the videos.
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A magazine worth considering:
DISCIPLESHIP is a magazine that will take you an entire month to read. The current issue (May/June) features the Psalms, but also has articles on guilt, confession and finding REST in God's presence. Each article is so thoughtful that it may take you several days to read it, research the Scriptures it leads you to and then implement your learning and decisions. Subscribe through NavPress, 1-800 877-1811. $22/Year.