Live life the way Jesus did. To the extreme.
You’re probably asking yourself a lot of tough questions these days. Like:
• Why is my faith keeping me from the fun everybody else is having?
• Why do I think about sex so much?
• Why should I obey God when nobody else seems to--even grownups?
• Is doing this okay with God?
• What do I really believe about God?
• How far is too far?
• Why does God expect so much of me?
If you want some solid answers to questions like these, Every Young Man, God’s Man will take you straight to the heart of your frustrations and fears. And give you the truth you need to hold on to–truth that will drive you forward and give you hope.
By learning to go to the dark and difficult places in your heart, and standing up in God’s power in all the battles you face, you will find yourself full of spiritual confidence and courage. You’ll see how faith makes sense in the light of who God is and how much He cares about you. And the bottom line: You’ll discover that it doesn’t get any better than living as God’s man–confident, courageous, and completely His.
Get ready for some gut-punching honesty and real-life stories about how to be God’s man. Right now.
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|Title of eBook: Every Young Man, God's Man|
|Release Date: 12-30-2008|
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|Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group|
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Every Young Man, God's Man
the man zone
The summer before my freshman year at UCLA, I came home one time after midnight to a dark house and sleeping parents. While my home was very quiet, my soul churned in chaos. I needed the safety and comfort of my bedroom to relax me. I sat on my bed and ran my right hand through my shoulder-length hair. While I had dismissed many things I didn’t like about my life–going to church topped my list–I had one habit too ingrained to let go of: praying before I fell asleep. I guess this was my way to connect with God on my terms. After all, I was the “spiritual” party guy.
Most of the time, however, I would recite the same old prayers I had known my whole life. My lips would be moving, and I could hear myself speaking the words, but my heart and my soul were definitely checked out. I found these midnight prayers easy, comfortable, and safe. I’m sure to God I sounded more like a robot than a human being, but in my twisted thinking, I figured God wouldn’t call my lack of sincerity on the carpet. Man, was I ever wrong.
That summer evening it was time for my nightly ritual. I got down on my knees at the foot of my bed and looked out at the star-filled Northern California sky. I started with the Lord’s Prayer (“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…”). Suddenly, I heard a voice inside telling me to stop. I thought, What’s up with this? I started over, but I couldn’t get out the memorized words that I had repeated thousands of times before. I didn’t know what was happening, but I did know that my skin felt like it was crawling,