No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice-Instead of Good-Hurts Men, Women and Children - eBook  -     By: Paul Coughlin
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No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice-Instead of Good-Hurts Men, Women and Children - eBook

Bethany House / 2007 / ePub

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If you find yourself constantly trying to please others to gain approval and not rock the boat, you could have the opposite effect and actually begin to hurt those around you. Author Paul Coughlin lays out a helpful map for men to begin to understand who they are so they can become a self confident and assertive person while also fulfilling God's loving, biblical ideal.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781585588381
ISBN-13: 9781585588381
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Living Bold as a Christ-like Man

"Recovering nice guy" Paul Coughlin points the way for al men who yearn to live a life of boldness and conviction--like Jesus. Using humorous examples from his own life, powerful and poignant stories, and vivid examples from contemporary culture, Coughlin shows how he learned to say no to the "nice guy" syndrome.

After all, Christian nice guys aren't always so nice. In the name of appearing Christian by being agreeable, they can lie, keep secrets, manipulate, duck responsibility, and much more. Using the biblical model of Christ as his example of a real man, Coughlin shows men how to become both gentle and bold.

A powerful challenge and a hopeful message that elevates the true biblical model of manhood above prevailing views in the church and contemporary culture, this important book helps men discover who they are in Christ and how to live for Him.

Author Bio

Paul Coughlin is an international speaker and hosts a radio talk show in southern Oregon. He is the author of No More Christian Nice Guy, Married But Not Engaged, and No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps. Paul has been interviewed by Newsweek, Good Morning America, Nightline, C-SPAN, The New York Times, and The LA Times, among other media. His articles have appeared in many publications, including New Man, Faithworks, Today's Christian, Today's Christian Woman, and Ministries Today. He has also been editor of a weekly newspaper and a radio station program director. Paul is a happily married father, and is a contributor and blogger for Crosswalk.com. The Coughlin family lives in Medford, Oregon. Visit Paul's website at PaulCoughlin.net.

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  1. Christian Turner
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    May 27, 2009
    Christian Turner
    This review was written for No More Christian Nice Guy.
    Fantastic, powerful insight into the problems presented when Christian men are taught and ultimately live as nice men rather than good men who are able to embrace all that God meant for a man to be. Great book
  2. Josh
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 31, 2009
    Josh
    This review was written for No More Christian Nice Guy.
    This book is helping me be the man that God created me to be. I accidentally stumbled upon this book while listening to some focus on the family podcasts and am so thankful I did. I had long been suffering from being a nice guy and this book showed me that there is hope and that we were not meant to live small. I had chocked my relationship with God and others and was living a very unsatisfying and sinful passive life. I am now on a journey to discovering the full rich and beautiful life God has for me, and without this book I do not know if I would have ever made it on this journey. Thank you Paul. I highly recommend that everyone reads this book.
  3. San Chang
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    November 13, 2008
    San Chang
    This review was written for No More Christian Nice Guy.
    I wrote a very positive review for this book years ago. For me, this book hit a lot of good points about what went wrong with the church's teachings and the twisted perception of Christian masculinity.However, I have tried applying this book to my life. Years later, I can say that I have rejected every change that had resulted from the reading of this book. I believe that the message had been tainted somehow, but I cannot pinpoint it exactly (a message, even if good, cannot edify if the speaker is uncrucified). I agree with most of his points, but this book did not help me spiritually and has actually damaged my witness. That is my objection. This is not the path to the Godly manliness that Christ portrayed.
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