Take It Back

Reclaiming Biblical Masculinity—The Heart and Strength of Being a Man

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  • Our culture is determined to redefine masculinity as something it was never meant to be.

    Be encouraged and affirmed that you matter as a man, that you can be a difference-maker in your circle of influence and have a positive impact on the culture. Find grace to overcome the shame of past mistakes and move forward.

    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.

    Find encouragement and affirmation that you matter as a man, that you can be a difference-maker in your circle of influence and can have a positive impact on the culture. Find grace for your shame over past mistakes and find the ability to move forward.

    Study and discussion questions are included after each chapter. Churches and organizations can use this book for men’s Bible study. Women will also be interested in it for the men in their lives.
              • Tim Clinton, EdD, LPC, LMFT, is the President of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Dr. Clinton also serves as the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and spends much of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited nearly 30 books. He has been married 39 years to his wife, Julie, and together they have two children, Megan (married to Ben) and Zach, and a new granddaughter, who has stolen their hearts, Olivia.

                Max Davis is the author of over thirty books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s WeeklyBible Gateway, and on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of collaboration projects with highly notable leaders.

                • Retail: US $22.99
                • Hardcover: 224 pages
                • Publisher: Charisma House (April 6, 2021)
                • Language: English
                • ISBN-10: 1629998753
                • ISBN-13: 9781629998756
                • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
                • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

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