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Why do some strong men fail while others succeed? Portraying both a bad boy and divine instrument, Samson's story illustrates 12 tendencies---including disregarding boundaries, giving in to lust, taking foolish risks---that can shipwreck powerful men. With humor and compassion, Atteberry's practical book will help ensure that your greatest strengths are used to honor God.
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: W Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Why do some strong men fail while others succeed? Like the biblical character Samson, all strong menthose who are successful, influential, self-confident, aggressive, or widely respectedface twelve tendencies that can lead to sin and even personal tragedy.
The adventurous and gifted Samsonwhose story is told in four chapters of the book of Judgesnever had the intention of fighting against God. He was just a fun-loving guy looking for a good time. Like so many strong men today, he didnt think his sin was any big deal. But its clear as you read his story that the older he got, the more sin held him in its grip.
The Samson Syndrome is a set of twelve tendencies or challenges that strong men will always face. Obstacles like lust, ignoring good advice, big egos, fears of authentic intimacy, losing sight of the big picture, and others, have the ability to be any mans undoing. Atteberrys mission is to remind men of the joy of living within Gods boundaries, because he believes theres a little Samson in all of us. With Gods help were capable of such great things. But were never more than one bad choice away from humiliation. However, it doesnt have to be that way if you want to fulfill your God-given potential.
Mark Atteberry is the award-winning author of eleven books. He has been the preaching minister of Poinciana Christian Church in Kissimmee, Florida since 1989. A popular speaker, he has preached and led workshops at countless churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats. He is married to Marilyn, his high school sweetheart.
Pastor Joe5 Stars Out Of 5Samson Syndrome - Building Strong MenFebruary 28, 2015Pastor JoeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are currently using The Samson Syndrome for our Men's Bible Study, which meets twice per month. It has been an excellent resource, helping to identify and overcome the obstacles and problems that interfere with a man's Christian walk. It generates discussion and prayer about the external and internal struggles Christian men face everyday, and has been life-changing for many of our men. The wives are enjoying their "new and improved" husbands!
This is a must read for any Christian man who desires to walk closer with God.