January 7, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Resolution For Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

The Resolution For Men
Page Count: 272
Binding: Trade Paper
Publication Date: September 2011

The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Menfollows to challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.

Written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, screenwriters of Courageous and authors of New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare (five million copies sold), The Resolution for Men strategically inspires men to reconcile with their past, re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and then move forward with a bold and clear resolution for the future. Written in partnership with the movie and Priscilla Shirer’s new book, The Resolution for Women, it is designed to inspire a revolution.

Stephen Kendrick is senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He is also a screenwriter and movie producer and co-wrote the New York Times No. 1 best seller, The Love Dare, with his brother, Alex. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have four children.

Alex Kendrick is associate media pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and coauthor of The Love Dare. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has directed and co-written each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof, playing the lead male role in those first two productions. Alex has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX News, American Family Radio, The Glenn Beck Show, Janet Parshall's America, and many other national programs to discuss his award-winning work and ministry. He lives in Albany with his wife and five children.

Randy Alcorn is founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and a best-selling author whose books include Heaven and Safely Home.

Official Courageous Resources

This was a wonderful book to read and I would express men grab themselves a copy and not only read the pages but apply them to their life situations.  There are many lessons to be learned from within and each are backed with well versed topics in order to keep the reader on the correct enlightenment.

The book warns at the beginning that it is not for the weak, that many of the topics will make your hackles rise as you try to deny the truths you already realize and that is, your life is in serious need of adjustments.

Many men will find it hard to read the truth about themselves and their gender and how the onus has been placed on them for not being good enough role models in life.

The author speaks of how men have changed over the years, cowering away behind their business desks and not standing up for their loved ones.  Without any real encouraging men to stand behind, other males tend to fall off their path in life by directing themselves away from responsibility and commitments.

I thought it was a well delivered book fill with many insights and thought provoking phrases and scriptures that are sure to get your life back in order and on the right path.  I would give The Resolution of Men a four out of five stars, it was wonderfully written with many exercises to apply to your life and your surroundings.  I think this would make an excellent addition to bible groups and/or couples retreats.

I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.

1 comment:

  1. interesting...as a christian i find it hard to deal with people talking about 'roles' in marriage- even though i'm a christian! i'd like to give this book a chance,however. i do think some men 'lord it over' their wives/women and expect us to just be submissive mousey things.

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