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The Way of the Dragon Slayer

The Way of the Dragon Slayer is a road map for men to find their brothers in arms so they can face and conquer the fears that have always stood between them taking their place as providers, protectors, and connectors. These fears are the seven “dragons” that every man must slay in their primary relationships and realms of responsibility:

  • Man with God: The fear of punishment, judgment, and unworthiness
  • Man with Himself: The fear of inadequacy, self-hatred, and disqualification
  • Man with Women: The fear of rejection, disconnection, and betrayal
  • Man with Men: The fear of competition, covenant, and sacrifice
  • Man with Nature: The fear of insignificance, vulnerability, and eternity
  • Man with Machine: The fear of failure, being out of control, and death
  • Man with Provision: The fear of lack, limitation, and comparison

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Wild at Heart

God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

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Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man

Journey with Morgan Snyder as he walks alongside men (and the women who love and encourage them) to rediscover the path of inner transformation. Becoming a King is an invitation into a radical reconstruction of much of what we've come to believe about God, masculinity, and the meaning of life.

Curated and distilled over more than two decades and drawn from the lives of more than seventy-five men, Morgan shares his discovery of an ancient and reliable path to restoring and becoming the kind of man who can wield power for good. With examples from the lives of the great heroes of faith as well as wise men from Morgan's own life, break through doubt and discover the power of restoration.

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Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You

In an age when fathers are more important than ever, how do you embark on your journey to manhood and know how to steer clear of the dangers along the way? In Fathered by God, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge reminds us that there's a path to masculinity and, best of all, there's a loving Father ready to help us follow it.

Through personal stories and practical guidance, Eldredge provides a map through the six stages of a man's journey and answers some of the most common questions about manhood that he's received over the years.

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Uprising: The Epic Battle for the Most Fatherless Generation in History

The role of a father is one of the most influential roles in a person's life. Yet an unprecedented number of men are abandoning this noble calling. As a result, we see violence and poverty on the rise, families broken and a lost generation immersed in immorality and corruption.

In this dynamic, powerful book, bestselling author Kris Vallotton reveals that the war for culture starts with the battle for men's hearts. With passion and insight, he gives men the tools they need to unlock the full potential of their souls, eradicate the orphan spirit and fully step into their God-given destinies. It's time for men to become mighty again, restoring fractured families and unleashing life in a culture of death.

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The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides readers to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world! In the style of a battle-wizened teacher, McManus delivers wisdom, instills passion, and provides the sacred movements needed to become the warrior you were meant to be.

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Men on Fire: Restoring the Forces That Forge Noble Manhood

Men are in crisis. From every direction, they are presented with a deformed masculinity. One that sees women as conquests rather than partners. One that values success at work over success at home. Men were made for more than this. It's time to rekindle the fire living inside of them and awaken them to the value of valiant, righteous manhood.

Through inspiring stories and hard-hitting biblical truths, Stephen Mansfield uncovers the seven fires that ought to burn in a man's soul--the fires of destiny, heritage, friendship, love, battle, legacy, and God. This raw guide to the restoration of a noble, honorable manhood will challenge men of every generation to live well, invest in others, and leave a powerful legacy.

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Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

In a world filled with danger, adventure, and wonder, we have at our disposal prayers that can transform the events and issues that matter most to us and to God. Moving Mountains shows you how to experience the power of daily prayer, learn the major types of prayers—including those of intervention, consecration, warfare, and healing—and to discover the intimacy of the cry of the heart prayer, listening prayer, and praying Scripture.

Things can be different, and you personally have a role to play with God in bringing about that change through prayer. It may sound too good to be true, but this is your invitation to engage in the kind of prayers that can move God's heart as well as the mountains before you.

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Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Are you struggling to accept God’s love? God longs for us to deeply believe and know that He loves us and accepts us as we are. He calls for us to remove our mask and establish an honest and deep relationship with Him. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as His own―Abba’s child.

Let go of the pressure of an impostor lifestyle and lean into the life-changing wonder of a truly loving relationship with God. Abba’s Child will light the way to freely accepting your belovedness and being renewed by the reassurance of our Father’s deep care for you―regardless of how perfect your life isn’t.

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Healing The Masculine Soul: God's Restoration of Men to Real Manhood

In his groundbreaking book fifteen years ago, Gordon Dalbey identified the fact that men's souls have been torn between strength and sensitivity. Today, the situation is even worse. The politically correct crowd cries out for men to be more sensitive, to tame their masculine nature. On the opposing side, the media bombards men with "macho" images of violence and lust. Is it any wonder men are left bewildered about who they should be?

In this newly revised and updated edition of Healing the Masculine Soul, Dalbey claims that there's hope for restoration, hope for healing-because Christ has come to heal us. God is calling men out to a relationship with Himself and calling them out to authentic manhood. "Our task is not to curse our manhood, but to redeem it," he writes.

Gordon Dalbey's refreshing, comprehensive picture of God's design for the masculine soul dares men to be as God created them to be-not as society demands. Dalbey tackles the tough issues, including work, sexuality, marriage, and fatherhood.

Book includes Study Guide.

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Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance of male initiation rights in both culture and the church.

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The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character

Self-initiation is killing our young men. Without strong mentors, boys are walking alone into a wilderness of conflicting messages about who they should be as men. It's no wonder that our sons are confused about what the world expects from them and what they should expect of themselves.

The Intentional Father is the antidote. This concise book is filled with practical steps to help men raise sons of consequence--young men who know what they believe, know who they are, and will stand up against the negative cultural trends of our day. Jon Tyson lays out a clear path for fathers and sons that includes specific activities, rites of passage, and significant "marking moments" that can be customized to fit any family.

It's not enough to hope our sons will become good men. We need them to be good at being men. This book shows how fathers, grandfathers, and other male mentors can lead the way.

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Deeper Still Collection

Up till this point the library has contained a focused foundation of books for the masculine heart. Here you'll find further resources for the formation of the whole person. This list is updated periodically.  

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Topic: Rhythms, Rest, Sabbath, Silence

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer 

Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition with Study Guide: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann 

The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel (This book is dense but some one liners will be worth it)

The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence by Henri Nouwen 

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster 

Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms by Justin Whitmel Earley 

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault 

Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating 

Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence by Ruth Haley Barton 

Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad by John Eldredge 

Topic: Spiritual Formation

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God by Dallas Willard 

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ by Dallas Willard 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Pete Scazzero 

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jean Guyon 

Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best by Eugene Peterson 

Basic Training for Spiritual Intelligence: Develop the Art of Thinking Like God by Kris Vallotton 

Wandering and Wondering: The Process That Brings Purpose

Topic: Healthy Deconstruction

When Everything's on Fire: Faith Forged from the Ashes by Brian Zahnd 

IN: Incarnation & Inclusion, Abba & Lamb by Brad Jersak 

Out of the Embers: Faith After the Great Deconstruction by Brad Jersak 

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence by Greg Boyd

Asking Better Questions of the Bible: A Guide for the Wounded, Wary, and Longing for More by Marty Solomon 

Searching for Enough: The High-Wire Walk Between Doubt and Faith by Tyler Staton 

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr 

Topic: Sex and the Body

Our Bodies Tell God's Story: Discovering the Divine Plan for Love, Sex, and Gender by Christopher West 

Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van Der Kolk 

Topic: Eldering

Our world needs elders more than ever, who often have made their career the most important thing and when that career is over, they retire or become disoriented to what their purpose really is. These three books can light the path to how you can show up to truly be the elder you are to be. The world is literally waiting.

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks 

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks 

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr 

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