Saddleback Church men's pastor Luck examines Acts 2 and Romans 5 to show pastors how to awaken a powerful masculine ministry potential in today's church. You'll discover biblical ways to disciple men into an identity and purpose that moves them from Adam and death to Jesus and life---transcending culture and confronting global injustice. 224 pages, softcover from B&H.
The church has an "800 pound gorilla" in the room: Men.
Many pastors see the need but are at a loss for how to really engage men in their culture and church context. Deep down they know they havent yet inspired men into the mission and vision of the local church on the same scale as women. Meanwhile, most men feel further detached from worship, left only with worldly expressions of manhood to fuel their identity.
Sleeping Giant is a punch in the gut and pat on the back for pastors and men worldwide, a powerful biblical approach that will bring them together and awaken some serious ministry potential.
And a church that gets men right can slay another dragon: Global injustice.
Injustice against women, children, and all innocents is rooted in broken male culture. The Bible says "Just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be made righteous" (Romans 5:19). As the church disciples men into an identity and purpose that transcends culture, they will move from Adam and death over to Jesus and life.
You can see it taking place in Acts 2 following Pentecost, when widespread repentance and changing of mens hearts brought Gods justice and relief to people. A masculine revolution happened then, and it can happen today.
"In Sleeping Giant, my mens pastor Kenny Luck gives you a local church blue print for moving men from the audience to the army in your congregation. Let him help you build a leader making engine that supports the vision of your church."
Rick Warren, senior pastor, Saddleback Church; author, The Purpose Driven Life
"Sleeping Giant does what it infers awakening men to their calling and potential. Its a life-changer and a church-changer."
George O. Wood, general superintendent, The General Council of the Assemblies of God
"Kenny Luck has a proven track record of raising up a generation of Godly men and equipping them to make a difference. I highly recommend this book for you and your church."
Chris Hodges, founding and senior pastor, Church of the Highlands
"Few books that I have seen in recent years so explore unexplored potential in the church as this one does. Kenny Luck has offered an opportunity that we must not miss. Here is HELP for all of us, dont miss it!"
Clive Calver, former president, World Relief
"Kenny Luck has faithfully and effectively led an army of men in the mission of God. Sleeping Giant skillfully shows church leaders how to reach and launch men into a world of great need for God's great glory. Devour this book!"
Thom Rainer, president/CEO, Lifeway Christian Resources
Kenny Luck is the mens pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and the founder/president of Every Man Ministries, helping churches worldwide develop and grow healthy mens communities. An ECPA Platinum Award-winning author, he has written or cowritten twenty books including Every Man, Gods Man and Every Young Man. Kenny and his wife have three children. He also plays in a mens soccer league, mountain bikes, and loves flag football on Thanksgiving morning.
Tom Crick is involved with Small Group leadership at Saddleback Church. He and his wife also mentor married couples.