cover image Promises to Keep: Daily Devotions for Men of Integrity

Promises to Keep: Daily Devotions for Men of Integrity

Nick Harrison. HarperOne, $15.99 (480pp) ISBN 978-0-06-063885-6

Although Harrison intermittently reaches for ecumenism by incorporating selections from St. Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Joseph Girzone and other notables from diverse Christian traditions, his result is far narrower. The meditational guidance chosen to amplify the thematic prefaces to each section and the Bible verses cited for each day exemplify the evangelical thrust of the burgeoning ""Promise Keepers"" movement, an interracial fellowship of believers that celebrates a ""manly"" brand of muscular Christianity. Predominant here are testimonials (leavened with hymn stanzas, poems and comic-strip panels) by PK founder and former University of Colorado head football coach Bill McCartney, PK president Randy Phillips, various sports stars, business achievers, ministers and evangelists, political figures and others, each of whom is identified in a useful biographical appendix. (June)