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Every Man's Challenge: How Far Are You Willing to Go for God?by Fred Stoeker
Synopses & Reviews
Are you ready to face life’s tests?
God tests a man. Into the flow of everyday life He sends “pop quizzes”–those unexpected trials that show us what we’re made of; that reveal the true quality of our faith and character; that show our willingness to obey Him.
Every Man’s Challenge, part of the best-selling Every Man series, will prepare you to obey. It does take guts to stand firm in facing what life throws our way. We need courage to acknowledge our own weaknesses and to change. We need understanding in handling moral dilemmas and family crises. Thankfully, God has given us the strength we need. By His power we can “participate in the divine nature” and triumph over our sins and the temptations and corruption of the world.
The forty “exams” in this book, comprised of Scripture, stories, and reflective questions, will give you the necessary tools to draw closer to God and win life’s battles. Used in your devotional times or for personal reflection or group study, you’ll find strength to overcome sexual temptation, learn how to love your wife better, and gain increasing confidence to live as Christ did.
In the defining moments of your life, you can obey God and pass the tests that challenge every man.
A collection of memorable insights designed specifically for men of faith on the path to maturity offers advice on committing fully to God and understanding what the commitment means to modern life and spiritual growth. Original.
About the Author
\Stephen Arterburn is coauthor of the best-selling Every Man series. He is founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, the host of New Life Live!, a national radio program, and the creator of Women of Faith Conferences. Arterburn is a nationally known speaker and the author of more than forty books.
Fred Stoeker is coauthor of the best-selling Every Man series. He is founder and chairman of Living True Ministries, a lay minister, conference speaker, and a highly regarded counselor who has helped hundreds of men and married couples. Fred and his wife, Brenda, have four children.
Mike Yorkey is the author, coauthor, or general editor of several books for men, including Daddy’s Home, The Christian Dad Answer Book and all the books in the Every Man series. He and his wife, Nicole, have two college-age children.
Table of Contents
Part I: Life on the other side of sexual purity — Friend of the seeker — Red flags — Being normal — Onboard terrorist — Part II: Choosing obedience and transformation — The spiritual front and the fleshly front — Go ahead and knock it off — Kevin's battle — Heavy metal — The death of temptation — The birth of His trust — A man of the word — He obeyed — Part III: A fresh view of sin — Calling sin, sin — Calling faux, faux — Personal convictions — Contextual sin — Painting pictures — Part IV: Sophistication vs. sanctification — Sophistication I — Sophistication II — Trampling her bed — Desires and appetites — Sex with the tent — Part V: Spiritual intimacy blooms — Anchoring our victory — Prayer's starting gun — The ten prayer chillers I — The ten prayer chillers II — When prayer became good — A band of brothers going AWOL — You own the field — Part VI: A fresh view of marriage — Are you listening? — Nagging is her job — It's not about you — Storm warning — Plank in the eye — Part VII: Intimate parenthood — You are a proverb — There will be a day — How far will you go for God? — Daring devos — Dad on parade — Loving God.
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