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By J. Richard Fugate / Foundation for Biblical Research / 2002
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In What the Bible Says About. . . Being a Man, J. Richard Fugate challenges all Christian men to become real men in the full Biblical sense—men who possess mature, masculine, and moral character.
Fugate helps direct the reader onto a path toward balanced, Biblical manhood and sets forth the characteristics God expects from Christian men, such as honesty, courage, loyalty, self-discipline, leadership and above all, godliness.
Fugate believes that too many current Christian books on manhood comply with the secular ideas found in popular psychology; instead of teaching men how to understand and overcome their emasculated, effeminate, and/or macho distortions, he asserts they encourage men to become more womanlike. In this book you will study how the Bible defines true manhood, and how you can overcome any personal, off-balanced training you may have received regarding what a man should be. Fugate will also show how fathers can train their boys to become real men.
Fugate states that over the past several generations, men have lost a great deal of their masculinity. Parenting, marriage, government, business, and church have been damaged as a result. Being a Man investigates this demise and presents the road back to responsible manhood through Biblical principles. What is presented here represents many years of practical experience in, and observation of, men and marriages, as well as hundreds of personal hours in Biblical, historical and philosophical study.
This is a great book! It's very conservative and scripturally sound. The first part of the book is a philosophical look at the many misconceptions of what it means to be a man, followed by a Biblical look at what it means to be a man, an examination of man's role as "provider", "protector", and what it means to "cherish your wife." It discusses Biblical leadership, characteristics of a leader, and what it means to be a father.
J. Richard Fugate is the founder and director of the Foundation for Biblical Research (FBR). Its goal is to perform technical research in the Scripture’s original languages. Soon after his commitment to God, Mr. Fugate was called as Business Manager and later Vice President of Finance for Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.). In 1975, Mr. and Mrs. Fugate were led to start a Christian school in Garland, Texas based on their experience of home schooling their own children for two years. In 1978, Mr. Fugate began consulting part time with Alpha Omega Publications (A.O.P.) in Phoenix, Arizona while he began FBR in Austin, Texas. In March of 1982 he was hired as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of A.O.P. Mr. Fugate has been a keynote speaker at over 40 state home school conventions over the years and has written three books on home schooling. In the mid 1990s, Mr. and Mrs. Fugate traveled around the country speaking on Biblical marriage, child training, and home schooling. Fugate served as Business Manager of Family Ministries from 2000 through 2004. While currently functioning as the Director of The Foundation for Biblical Research in Arizona, he continues to teach and write Biblical truths on the family and Christian maturity. He is also the author of What the Bible Says About. . . Child Training.