The American Psychological Association asserts that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.” Many agree that “forcing men to behave in accordance with the worst stereotypes of manliness harms them, and it harms others.” But is the answer then to marginalize and feminize men? Despite culture’s determination to redefine masculinity, the great heart cry of our day is for men to rise up and take back their rightful place. It’s a cry that echoes deep in the soul and from all ends of our society, and particularly from the women who love their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. Most women want their men to be honored and to stand up and be men.
Men have faltered and lost a lot of influence and territory. The good news is that for many who struggle there is often a daily yearning to make it right. The reality is, masculinity is not and never was “toxic.”
Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman, and Tim Tebow, Take It Back empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence.
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Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
For too long men have believed the lies of the enemy! Take It Back is packed full of help, hope, and encouragement for men to take back their God-given responsibilities to impact the church, the home, and the culture for Christ.
There is simply no more-important subject than the subject of my friend Tim Clinton’s book. The battle for biblical manhood is a battle to which we are all called. I thank God for Tim Clinton and this important book.
This book has the power to change a generation! Take It Back encourages and emboldens men in a way that calls them to rise to the challenge of biblical manhood and lead their families and communities like Jesus.
This book doesn’t miss a trick or a deception of the enemy that is common to the life of every man while arming you with the tools to overcome the temptations we all face. You really can become the man God is calling you to be, and each chapter is filled with very practical tools to help you find your way. This is a must-read for every man who seeks to follow Jesus with his whole heart.
It’s been said, “If you preach to hurting people, you will never lack for an audience.” Dr. Tim Clinton has that heart and reaches thousands every year through his writings and events. I am confident that Dr. Clinton and Max Davis’ new book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture, will help so many at this critical time in our nation’s history. It’s time for men to rise up and take their rightful place for the sake of marriage, family, and righteousness in the culture. Take It Back is sure to encourage, challenge, and inspire men for such a time as this.
Tim Clinton gets it. He is a man who knows what it takes to live, love, and lead well and impact the family God’s way. He is both a prophet and a counselor, which is a great combination if you want to influence men and those who love them. Take It Back is a manifesto for men who want to change the world.
In Take It Back, Clinton and Davis clearly explain the biblical definition of masculinity, offer men practical advice on how they can follow God’s call, and share encouraging stories of godly men who have influenced their cultures throughout history. This book is a must-read for every man in America.
Any man who writes about traditional masculinity today is bold. Tim Clinton and Max Davis have stepped up to the plate, and I believe every man who reads this book will be challenged—and changed. “The great need of our culture today,” the authors write, “is not for more men of talent…but for more men of character with hearts that follow hard after God.” Amen. May God use this message to help men take back their lives and then reclaim the culture, fulfilling God’s kingdom purpose.
The message in Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis’ book, Take It Back, is backed up with solid biblical truth of how God wants men to be men. As you read, my hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired to claim your true identity as a man.