Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood by Nate PyleMan Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood by Nate Pyle

Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood

byNate Pyle

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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Man Enough challenges the idea that there is one way to be a man. The masculinity that pervades our church and culture often demands that men conform to a macho ideal, leaving many men feeling ashamed that they’re not living up to God’s plan for them. Nate uses his own story of not feeling “man enough”, as well as sociological and historical reflections, to help men see that manhood isn’t about what you do, but who you are. It’s not about the size of your paycheck, your athletic ability, or your competitive spirit. You don’t have to fit any masculine stereotype to be a real man.

In our culture and churches more thoughtful, quieter, or compassionate personalities, as well as stay-at-home dads, are often looked down upon; and sermons, conferences, and publications center on helping men become “real men”. This pressure to have one’s manhood validated is antithetical to Gospel living and negatively affects how men relate to each other, to women and children, and to God.

Man Enough roots men in the Gospel, examines biblical examples of masculinity that challenge the idea of a singular type of man, and ultimately encourages men to conform to the image of Jesus—freeing men up to be who they were created to be: a son of God who uniquely bears His image.

Nate Pyle is husband to Sarah, is dad to Luke, Evelyn, and Wesley, and serves as pastor of Christ’s Community Church in Fishers, Indiana. Nate is the author of Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood and blogs regularly at His work has been featured at, The Huffington Post, Christ and Pop Culture, and vario...
Title:Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines ManhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310343372

ISBN - 13:9780310343370


Rated 4 out of 5 by from farewell, wild at heart Back in college, the book Wild at Heart tore through our campus like wildfire. In it, the author argued all men long for battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue; this, he believed, was what it mean to recover the masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God In Man Enough, Nate Pyle helpfully debunks these notions and exposes the disordered masculinity that pervades church and culture, wherein it’s all about money, power and strength. ”There is no one way to be a man,” Pyle writes. “Being a man is not dependent on what one does; rather, a man is a man because he is made in the image of God.” Pyle presents a complimentary take on gender roles, pointing to a posture of humility and vulnerability in order to become true agents of God’s kingdom and take responsibility for the world around us, as we were created to do. Through sound use of scripture and heartfelt storytelling, Pyle breaks down old arguments and points to even older ones, arguing, “Jesus is the new model for both men and women, and in him, men and women are brought together as they seek to imitate Christ.” As a husband and a father, and a man working within the greater culture, I greatly appreciated Pyle’s work in this books, and will carry these words with me: God is calling you to the places you already are. Your home. Your workplace. Your gym. Your neighborhood. The Starbucks you go to. Actively seek the good of those who are in those places. Take responsibility for the kingdom of God, on earth as it is in heaven, wherever you find yourself. Now that’s an adventure if I ever saw one.
Date published: 2015-10-05

Editorial Reviews

In our sexualized society where confusion reigns, Nate Pyle has written a much needed book. Through powerful, vulnerable story telling of his own journey into manhood, he offers a solidly biblical look at the journey that every man must take. He draws illustrations from academia and popular culture in a book that is both profound and easily readable. I highly recommend this book.