The Bible. It means “the Book” and it is the one Book that every man needs to read. Here are three reasons why.
1. Positive Role Models:
The influence of a role model-positive or negative-cannot be denied. As our world becomes saturated by young boys without a true father-figure to inspire them, society has become gripped in a vicious circle of lost boys-turned-confused men; men who, in many cases, cannot inspire their sons to follow in their footsteps because their own road has led them places no one desires to walk. The Bible offers boys and men a litany of positive male role models who can fill that gap.
2. Leadership Strategies:
Following up on the idea of role models is the need for male leadership. Our culture has become dominated by female assertion and, while that can have certain positive impacts, men have been lost in the shuffle of political correctness. This lack of balance has created a generation of men who have neither the desire or the knowledge on how to lead. When faced with challenges both within and without the home, the modern man is often incapable of “manning up” to the responsibility and the effects are devastating on both a personal and societal level. The Bible gives us delineated examples of men who have stepped up to the challenge of their day as well as great advice on how to make, cultivate and sustain a variety of relationships. (See the Book of Proverbs for more on that).
After reading much study on non-Judaeo-Christian religions, I remain convinced that the
Bible is the only Book that offers a clear, purposeful focus for humanity. While it is definitely true that the Bible offers both men and women direction, as this article is dedicated to the male gender I will go further to say that it offers a clear focus for a boy/man’s life.
Relationships, sex, finances, health and the myriad of other factors that comprise a man’s life come into sharp focus when viewed through the lens of the Bible. Without this lens we actually lose sight of what a man’s life should look like.
This week read, or get the boy/man in your life to read, a chapter of the Bible twice per day with an open heart. The results will amaze you.
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