Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Resolution for Men

12-15-2011 1-23-15 PMThe Resolution for Men
By Stephen and Alex Kendrick
Published at B&H

About the book

“A man cannot be passive about what Scripture tells him to do for his family and expect to be found faithful to God in the end. He must see with spiritual eyes and realize that future generations are directly impacted by his daily decisions.”
—The Resolution for Men

The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming 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.

Who are Stephen and Alex Kendrick?

Stephen Kendrick

Stephen Kendrick is senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He is also a screenwriter and movie producer and co-wrote the New York Times No. 1 best seller, The Love Dare, with his brother, Alex. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have four children.

Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick is associate media pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and coauthor of The Love Dare. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has directed and co-written each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof, playing the lead male role in those first two productions. Alex has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX News, American Family Radio, The Glenn Beck Show, Janet Parshall's America, and many other national programs to discuss his award-winning work and ministry. He lives in Albany with his wife and five children.

My Thoughts

I originally asked my husband to read some of the chapters and give me his opinion on this book.  Unfortunately he is relatively busy with other things to have the time to do it.   So I decided to read some of this book myself to give me an idea of what the book is all about.

Now before I start giving you my opinion I must tell the ladies out there, that if you find this review interesting and you would like your husband to consider the book, please do let him read the review and consider it himself.  I recently learned that buying a book that will strengthen the marriage or a book that is suggesting how to be a better man/husband should not be considered for women.   Consequently, I would strongly suggest that you watch the Courageous movie together and let him decide if he wants to go forward in reading/applying the concepts in The Resolution for Men.

Now I have previously reviewed the women version of this book – The Resolution for Women.   This review is for the book geared for men.

The Resolution for Men will challenge the man in your life to step up to the leadership role he was originally designed for.  The book has two parts and a series of appendices that will  guide your man into becoming the husband/father God intended him to be.

Part one of the book is call to decide to become a man of resolution, to be a strong father as well as chain breaker.   The chain breaker itself is a jewel in the book as it explains the importance of breaking away from whatever is holding the guy off from becoming who is is suppose to be.   Part two of the book will guide him through each resolution – be a man of responsibility, lead your family, love your wife, live with honor, fight for justice, demonstrate love, provide for your family, reconcile with your past, live with integrity, be found faithful and leave a legacy.  The appendices will also provide more information on specific subjects like:

  • How can I find peace with God?
  • Six powerful influences you must guard in your children’s lives
  • Ten potential consequences of a man who commits adultery
  • Seven steps to better sex
  • Resolution groups – accountability for men
  • Scriptures to memorize with your children
  • How to pray for your family
  • Avoiding pornography
  • Final speech from Courageous

Now I find myself blessed to have a man who is not the typical kind.   By that I mean that my husband is quite involved in the family and he leads us as God is guiding him to do it.   But as I read through this book, I realized that not all men are like him and that he is an exception to the rule.    I know that I am not alone in raising the children and that I can count on him to chip in with household chores if needed be.    Though he is not the man who won’t stand up I am sure that this book will also highlight things that he can grab and apply in his life.

So if you are a men reading this review and you feel like you want to become a better leader for your family, please seriously consider purchasing this book in 2012 and let God transform you in the man/husband/father He intended you to be.   You won’t regret it!

This is definitively a book I would recommend for a majority of men.  I pray that my boys will become strong leaders in their own family.   I will definitively make them read this book when they are older.

The Resolution for Men is available at your favourite bookseller from B&H Publishing Group, even

Disclaimer: Book has been provided courtesy of David C Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent book that is a perfect read after having seen the movie Courageous. Challenges men to be better fathers and really makes you think more about what kind of father you have been. The country is in despair because we have lost sight of the lord and principles like these. A must read for those who want to be a real man.