Who CARES about getting a rock-hard body? Instead resolve to get THIS: My review of "The Resolution for Men"

So it's New Years Day.

While I'm sure my wife would appreciate me having a resolution to achieve a power-builder's sculpted, rock hard body, I'm equally certain that she'd much rather if I focused on becoming the man God has called me to be. Read on to learn about a book that can help get you (me!) there.

Publisher: B&H Books (July 31, 2011)

Book Synopsis as provided by publisher:

The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof that came to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Men follows to challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.

Written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, screenwriters of Courageous and authors of New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare (five million copies sold), The Resolution for Men strategically inspires men to reconcile with their past, re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and then move forward with a bold and clear resolution for the future. Written in partnership with the movie and Priscilla Shirer’s new book, The Resolution for Women, it is designed to inspire a revolution.


In a culture where men aren't even sure what it means to be a "real man" anymore, The Resolution for Men provides a timely call for men to rise up to the call God has placed on their lives to fight for "their marriages, their children, and the next generation". The book reminds men of the impact growing up fatherless or without a strong spiritual leader is having on children today, and challenges men to be faithful to their wives, to love on their children, to pray, to join forces with other men to hold us accountable in our daily walks. I found the book to be an enjoyable read, to provide wisdom based on clear Biblical guidance. I especially liked some of the extra features of the book, such as the "Courageous Challenge" at the end of each chapter that gives practical steps to start carrying out the message of the book. I also appreciated the appendices, including the list of verses to memorize with our children, the dangers of pornography, and how to pray for our children and wives.

Reading this book may cause you to feel uncomfortable about decisions you've made in your life, but rather than beat you down, the book is written in a way designed to lift you up and encourage you to be what God knows you can be and indeed designed you to be! The blessingsI highly recommend this book for all men, whether they are single, married, fathers or grandfathers, and award it 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of David C Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from B&H Publishing Group.


  1. I would very strongly recommend that both husbands and wives read both the Resolution for Men and the Resolution for Women so that each can hold the other partner accountable for actions, inactions and ways of thinking that are not in keeping with God's ways and teachings.


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