Discover the path to true masculinity—to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.
Didn't we used to understand manhood? Wasn't there a time once when it was clear and straightforward? Are we lost?
In The Dude's Guide to Manhood, pastor, author and dude Darrin Patrick charts a course back toward real manliness, mapping out a vision to help men find significance and influence in today's broken, mixed-message culture. Revealing his own frailties and missteps, Patrick doesn't preach at you but walks with you on a journey toward healing and wholeness.
Filled with timeless wisdom, accessible insights and practical guidance, The Dude's Guide to Manhood issues an encouraging and doable call to all men, whatever your age or stage. We need not settle for wandering aimlessly through our days, wounded, weak, and passive. Instead, we can get back on the trail, embrace our gifts while facing our imperfections, and trust the God of new beginnings to lead us into all that we are destined to become: forgiven, connected, determined, teachable, content, heroic, and so much more.
Includes Forewords by Willie Robertson and Steven Jackson
About the Author
Darrin Patrick serves as the chaplain of the St. Louis Cardinals. He is pastor of the Journey, where dudes feel at home in St. Louis, Missouri. Darrin is vice president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. He has written two books, Church Planter and For the City, and has a doctorate degree from Covenant Seminary.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc
Publication Date: January 2014
ISBN 10: 1400205476
ISBN 13: 9781400205479
“Men want to be strong and successful, respected and revered. But so many walk in defeat and discouragement, living without a plan. If you want to be the man God created you to be, I highly recommend you read The Dude’s Guide to Manhood.”
- Craig Groeschel, Pastor, LifeChurch.tv; author, Fight, Altar Ego, The Christian Atheist, and Soul Detox
“Men need help. They need practical guidance on how to be the men they were created to be. Many men have no map for growing up, lov- ing their wives, fathering their children, and excelling at their jobs. They are doing the best they can, but are falling short. The Dude’s Guide to Manhood helps men living in the real world access the wisdom they need to live the life they’ve always wanted.”
- Rick Warren, Saddleback Church
“This book is worth the price for the table of contents. Seriously, God did something quite personal for me before I got any further. But if you try to hand out photocopies of the...contents, guys are just going to ask for the rest of it. So buy a bundle, read one, and give the rest to believing and unbelieving guys you know.”
- John Piper, Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org; author, Don’t Waste Your Life and This Momentary Marriage
“Nothing is more dangerous than a bored man who isn’t sure of who he is, what he should be doing, or how he should be doing it. I am encouraged that you have picked this book up. Darrin Patrick leans heavily on the scriptures as he guides us into a healthy view of manhood. This book doesn’t beat you down with all the ways we have failed as men but rather lays out a compelling call to walk in God’s good design for us.”
- Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of Teaching, Village Church; author, The Explicit Gospel, Creature of the Word, and To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
&dquo;I love Darrin Patrick and I appreciate his masculine expression of Christlikeness. We have tough men and tender men, but hardly any who are truly like Jesus. Let this new resource from Darrin Patrick accelerate your progress in biblical manhood.”
- Dr. James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel; author, Vertical Church and Authentic; jamesmacdonald.com
“What does it mean to grow up and actually be a man? Many of us are now physically grown but still have an underdeveloped understanding of manhood. We need an older brother or a father figure—someone a little wiser and more experienced than us—who can pull us aside and give us some practical coaching with down-to-earth language. We need someone who gets how guys think, who can motivate us without guilting us, who can show us a better way. . . . My encouragement is simply that you start reading it. I predict you’ll have a hard time putting it down. And when you come to the final chapter, you’ll want to read the whole thing again.”
- Justin Taylor, blogger, Between Two Worlds; coauthor, The Final Days of Jesus