The Bible has always been and still remains one of the best resources to build principled men. But with such a wide variety of modern diversions, pornography, embezzling, mental, physical and drug abuse being glamorized in the media, a guy could use a little more help to combat these non-Christian images and encourage them to be Christian fathers, husbands and servant-leaders in their community.
Not all men will feel a need to consult a self-improvement book or one for coaching their life. What offers the most hope to get through to a wider audience are the new Christian fiction, sci-fi and fantasy genres.
A Writer Discusses His Christian Father As A Role Model
PETE ABEL posted in the Moderate Voice about how his father endeared himself to Pete, by modeling a Christian character and by being genuine. He noted "my father ignored his disease to make sure that before he died, his wife, our mother, was taken care of: that the finances were in order; that she knew where to find the things she’d need when he was no longer around. He did the same for us, his children, our spouses, and his grandchildren."
He explained "He gave us a way to move beyond statements to actions".
Cary McMullen discussed several father and son pastors in a article in The Ledger, and even though the sons had followed their dads foot-steps into ministry, they were able to maintain their own sense of self-identity. Included in her article were snippets of an interview with Rev. Robert Anthony Schuller son of Rev. Robert Harold Schuller, who recently published a book "Walking in Your Own Shoes," .
Christian Husbands A Modern Topic Of Popular Authors
The role of a husband is another of the duties that many fathers assume during their life time with or without the proper preparation. I don't know why they schools don't or that they even should prepare boys to become husbands.
For sure, it's fathers who lay the ground work for young men to follow as a husband. Girls usually choose a guy whose a similar to her father for a husband. Young boys look to fathers when gathering the know-how they need to head a household, but more of them are consulting books that discuss the character men need as a husband.
Preparing Men To Be Servant-leaders
Whether a Christian or not every father should aspire to be a servant-leader in the community. This is the kind guidance, directions and leadership principles that Christ extolled. It's a attitude of caring, giving and sharing that the world needs more of today.
Rick Warren, T D Jakes and other authors have written Christian books for today's men. Jakes book, He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle can be effective tools to inspire encourage and instruct men how to whole-heatedly embrace the Christian lifestyle and live a sermon instead of preaching one.
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