Friday, October 19, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway for MAN UP by Jody Burkeen

Wondering why I agreed to review a book entitled Man Up? The answer's pretty simple. My husband needs a complete overhaul! Just kidding! No, it's because we're raising a little man. I'm always looking for simple resources to help us train him in the way he should go. And Jody Burkeen's Man Up did not disappoint. At the end of this post, I'll explain how you can win your own copy!

The first thing I liked about the book is its length - less than 150 pages including workbook exercises. The majority of the book focuses on 7 areas in a Christian man's life:

  1. A personal relationship with Christ. 
  2. Marriage.
  3. Being a father.
  4. Church.
  5. Work.
  6. Accountability
  7. Discipleship.

For each area, Burkeen includes strong arguments, biblical advice, and personal testimony to encourage godly men in our ungodly world. I came away with good insights and tips on how to combat the pressures men face. Whether you're looking for a concise and straightforward resource on biblical manhood for yourself or for a friend, I would highly recommend this book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jody Burkeen is the founder and president of MAN UP! Gods Way Ministries. This ministry was birthed out of a desire to change the way Christian men “do” Christianity.

Jody's self-described "Damascus Road Transformation" led him on a journey to search the Scripture to find what he had been missing his whole life, which was Jesus Christ. In this journey, the Word of God took over in a way he never expected. Searching for men in the church to help him in his walk, he found very little help. What he did find was men that needed the same kind of help he did.

Through MAN UP! Gods Way Ministry it is Jody’s hope that he can challenge men to live a separated life on fire for God.

Jody has been married for 21 wonderful years and has two beautiful children 8 and 11.

You can find him at his website , on Facebook , and on twitter @manupgodsway1.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Would you like to win your own copy? Simply leave a comment here and email your mailing address (US only) to owner [at] mommyforward [dot] com before Tuesday October 23, 2012. Winner will be notified and posted on Wednesday October 24. Please feel free to post and share.

DISCLAIMER: I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author (being used as the giveaway) in exchange for posting a book review on my blog. All opinions expressed are my own. CSS Virtual Book Tours are managed by Christian Speakers Services (

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ChristianSpeakers said...

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