The Masculine Mandate
God’s Calling to Men
There’s a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man ought to be are only complicating the problem. Some ideas on this grow out of popular culture. Others arise from flawed teaching in the church. In The Masculine Mandate, Richard Phillips takes men back to a genuinely biblical viewpoint.
The author believes the problem and the inadequate solutions being put forward demand sound exegesis of biblical passages related to masculinity. The Bible alone has the answer for what men are to be in the eyes of their Creator. Phillips has done quality biblical work on this subject. He also issues a call for reformation in the church’s attitude toward the roles of men in the family, church, and society.
“The Masculine Mandate is an accurate picture of what it means to be God’s man. The reader will come away reassured that, even though he may possess none of the attributes that the world deems essential for a ‘man’s man’, nevertheless he can be one of God’s men.” — Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness and numerous other books, as well as founder of The Navigators
“This book takes the time to flesh out what it means to lead, and how we are to do so. I recommend this book to all men, in all stages of life. If you are single, than this book is important so that you might understand your current roles in church and in friendship, along with your future roles in a family. If you are recently married, I recommend this book that you might learn how to lead your wife. And if you have been married for a while, I still recommend this book. You will be reminded that you are the head, as Christ is the head of the church.” —David Dressler, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sunbury, PA