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Disciplines of a Godly Young Man by R. Kent Hughes and W. Carey Hughes

on May 28, 2012

 

About the Book from Crossway:

 

Point blank, this is a punchy, no-holds-barred book for young men. Laying out the challenge to be disciplined, godly, and sold-out for Jesus, the authors talk about purity in your thought-life, cultural pressure, and perseverance as a Christian. Let father and son Kent and Carey Hughes help you live a life of integrity and become the man God is calling you to be.

 

My Opinion:

 

If you have a son and you want to find that book that speaks to him without making him feel feminized or beating around the bush, then look no further than Disciplines of a Godly Young Man.  The authors take the reader through what discipline is and why it’s needed for a godly life then into five areas covering relationships, soul, character, ministry, and discipline.  You won’t find a pat on the back, easy answer, go ahead and do it your way as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else in this book – you’re going to have Biblical, godly answers to the hard questions in life.

 

I didn’t want to think that one day my little 5 year old boy is going to need this book – he is going to need answers to certain life questions – and I want them to be Biblical answers so when he enters that time in his life where he is noticing girls, I’ll hand him this book and tell him to spend the day reading!  If you’re a Christian man who stands for Biblical Christianity in today’s world you’re often going to be mocked and shunned by the world – most men will decide to keep one foot in the world and cuss, watch T.V. non-stop while others will do the God honoring thing and refuse to back out on their convictions.  In order to do this our boys are going to need to have certain disciplines such as purity, prayer, tongue, witness and much, much more.

 

I can’t say this is just for young men, I know adult men in today’s churches that could use the advise in this book.  The authors advocate ridding yourself of the television if it’s making you sin or even tempting you to sin.  As I said they aren’t going to beat around the bush or make you feel good about your sin – and if you haven’t well it’ll hopefully cement your convictions.  It’s not every day you find authors who are willing to take a stand for Biblical manhood, because most will have scathing reviews written about them and their books, but these authors hit the nail on the head and I appreciate what some would consider ‘old fashioned’ manhood being written about un-apologetically.

 

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for posting my own opinion, no other compensation was given.

 

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