Do you consider yourself a prideful person or know someone that is? Many times, we overlook pride and don’t see it for what it truly is, relying on our own strength and seeking our own way. When we do this, we reject the will of God for our lives. In this book, author Mark Michael, shares the story of a time in his life that he had to deal with humility. He was forced to walk everywhere he needed to go after his car broke down and he didn’t have the money to fix it. He then realized he was a very prideful person and had been living his life to please only himself and not the Lord.
Mark teaches readers that as Christians we have a false perception that God wants to make us look good. This is a fallacy. The truth is that our virtues, gifts, and talents have been given to us by God to glorify Him. Not us. Once we understand this, we can truly live in such a way to bring glory to God, which in turn brings us freedom and joy.
Mark D. Michael is a writer and a pastor. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from, United Theological Seminary. He has served in ministry for over 20 years and has served as a Chaplain at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama. Currently, he serves as a Chaplain at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Union Springs, Alabama.
Publisher : Harrison House Publishers (August 23, 2016)
This book is unlike any other I have ever written. It should be read only by married couples, those immediately contemplating marriage, and those who counsel married couples. It is deliberately frank. I have long felt a need for a clear and detailed presentation of the intimate relationship that exists between a husband and wife. Most Christian books on this subject skirt the real issues and leave too much to the imagination; such evasiveness is not adequately instructive. Secular books, on the other hand, often go overboard telling it like it is in crude language repulsive to those who need help. In addition, such books usually advocate practices considered improper by biblical standards. To keep the facts that every couple needs to know from being offensive, I am writing this book with the help of Beverly, my wife of fifty years.
Publisher: Zondervan; Updated edition (March 1, 1998)
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
Dimensions: 4.25 x 0.87 x 6.26 inches
Written for men by a man who believes in the critical and vital role husbands and fathers play in the family, the community, and the world. The facts in this book will confirm what every man knows-we are important, no matter what the statistics the media twists or how the sitcoms portray us.
Every member of the family needs a man’s wisdom, protection, and love to fully develop. Unfortunately, fatherlessness is epidemic leaving us with “…a generation of boys, raised by women, who don’t know what it is to be a man, a husband, or father.”
You can be a great man, husband, and father. Learn from a guy who knows:
“When confronted with the fact that after only 12 months I had all but destroyed my marriage I set out on an exercise called ‘Collective Wisdom.’ I spent thousands of hours reading books and having coffee with men. Guy Thing is the fruit of 15 years of personal research on manhood, marriage, and family. These lessons turned my life around, saved my marriage, and gave me the skills I needed to raise my kids.” John King, author.
A classic for thirty years, Intended for Pleasure is an easy-to-read reference book that combines biblical teaching on love and marriage with the latest medical information on sex and sexuality. This popular resource gently encourages married couples to make their sexual relationship the fulfilling experience it was meant to be. This is a complete sex manual, with basic facts, illustrations, and frank discussion of all facets of human sexuality. A perfect gift for newlyweds and a source book for pastors and marriage counselors, this book has helped more than a million people understand and enjoy the gift God intended for pleasure.