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Play the Man
Play the Man
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Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be
by Mark Batterson

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man.

In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Product Details

Format: hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5½ x 8½
ISBN: 9780801018985
Publisher: Baker Books
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017

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"Mark is an excellent expositor of God's Word, but in Play the Man he is showing us how to live it out. This book will take you out of your comfort zone to reach your God-given calling."--Carey Casey, National Center for Fathering

"Read this book and learn what it takes to be the man God created you to be. Here's the good news. You'll find out you already have what it takes. Let's go!"--Shaun Alexander, award-winning author of Touchdown Alexander and The Walk, 2005 NFL MVP, and host of the radio/podcast show Finish the Game 

"Mark is one of my favorite writers, and he hits a grand slam with Play the Man."--Steve Foster, Colorado Rockies pitching coach

Meet the Author

Mark Batterson is the author of sixteen titles including the New York Times bestseller, The Circle Maker, and his newest title Chase the Lion, which hits shelves on September 6, 2016. A few of his titles include In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Soulprint, All In, The Grave Robber and If. Mark is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children. Learn more at www.markbatterson.com.

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