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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
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Dealing with the secret pain in the lives of many "good Christian" men.
In a continuation of Confessions of a Good Christian Girl, Tammy Maltby is back with coauthor Tom Davis to get specific about the brokenness and pain in the lives of good Christian men. This isn't a lurid expose but an honest and courageous look at the secrets most often lurking behind "victorious" Christian facades.
- I've got a dirty mind
- I'm a self-made man
- I want more stuff
- I need my dad
- I love booze
- I don't like to feel
- I'm so ticked off
- I want to give up
In addition to the transparent stories and insight from Davis, Matlby concludes each chapter with reflections for those who care-practical insight for individuals walking beside a man struggling with these issues.
Della Wood5 Stars Out Of 5February 6, 2009Della WoodWhat an amazing book. I think every man and teenage boy in our churches should read this. It is honest and straight forward and it calls the reader to be also.
Elysa Mac5 Stars Out Of 5March 18, 2008Elysa MacMy husband and just finished reading CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN GUY by Tom Davis, president of CHILDREN'S HOPECHEST, a ministry to orphans.Underneath the title of the book's cover are the words, "the secrets men keep and the grace that saves them". Tom's premise is that all men, even "good, Christian" ones, struggle with hard life issues. Some of these issues are more subtle such as pride and discouragement. Others are downright destructive such as alcoholism and drug addiction. Unfortunately, in the American church culture, honesty about struggles is not always encouraged. Too many men walk around wearing masks in fear that if anyone ever sees the "real" person behind the "good Christian" mask, that they will be rejected. Tom challenges men, in part by telling his own not-so-good story, to come clean. To take off the masks, admit their need for change and help, and trust God to heal and grow them through His unfailing love, mercy, and grace.<br /><br />Tammy Maltby, author of CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD CHRISTIAN GIRL, has co-authored the book with Tom. Each chapter, dealing with a different sin area, is followed by Tammy's take on how people (such as wives or friends) can minister to the man in their life who is dealing with abuse, addiction to pornography, anger, etc. This aspect makes the book not just a book for men, but for the women in their lives as well.<br /><br />As my husband said, Tom's book is well-written and very honest, sometimes painfully so. Sadly, my husband says that in his experience, most churches don't seem to foster the kind of relationships that encourage total transparency, accountability, and recovery. Perhaps CONFESSIONS will motivate many out there to make the changes needed to indeed develop safe, supportive environments within the church where these desperately needed male friendships can happen.For as James 6:16 says:"Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed."
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