Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

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Play the man. Make the man.

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's in this "no-man's-land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man.

In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men who will put God first, family second, and career third.

This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Play the Man: The Seven Virtues

1. Tough as Nails
2. A Gentleman and a Scholar
3. Unbroken
4. The Three-Headed Dragon
5. Sockdolager
6. Born for the Storm
7. Call of Duty

Part 2 Make the Man: The Rite of Passage

8. No Man's Land
9. The Discipleship Covenant
10. The Rite of Passage