cover image EVERY MAN, GOD'S MAN: Every Man's Guide to Courageous Faith and Daily Integrity

EVERY MAN, GOD'S MAN: Every Man's Guide to Courageous Faith and Daily Integrity

Stephen Arterburn, Kenny Luck, with Mike Yorkey. . WaterBrook, $13.99 (336pp) ISBN 978-1-57856-690-7

Ever since Bill McCartney's "Promise Keepers" fell on hard financial times in the late 1990s, the evangelical men's movement hasn't received much prime-time media coverage. But the movement didn't die or go underground. It's alive and well—and finding expression through the "Every Man" series of books (Every Man's Battle; Every Young Man's Battle; Every Woman's Desire). Authored or co-authored by Arterburn, founder of New Life Ministries, these books have been bestsellers in evangelical Christian circles for more than two years. The first three offered practical help for those struggling with sexual temptation: men, young men and the women who love them. This latest effort is an attempt to cover more ground—to offer guidance in becoming "God's man" in every area of life. Written along with Yorkey and Luck—who works with the men's ministries at Saddleback Church in southern California—this book is not a call for men to "do" more, but to "be" more. In an easy-to-read style, it employs folksy stories, sports similes and biblical proof-texts to help men learn and embrace disciplines like truth-telling, confession and mutual accountability. Sometimes brusque, sometimes compassionate, sometimes shallow, it's almost always insightful and practical. (Apr. 15)

Forecast: Every Man's Battle has been on the CBA bestseller list for 24 months and is still going strong, and the entire series has sold nearly half a million copies.