An Honest Journey into Discovering Who Men Were Actually Created to Be
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What does it mean to be a good man?
One look at our cultural moment and it's easy to tell that men are in crisis. Our reactionary society is quick to condemn and slow to forgive, leaving men more confused than ever about how to live and who to be. Yet in Scripture, we continually find God choosing to work in and through flawed, imperfect, and broken individuals who also share one important characteristic: the desire to follow the call of their Creator.
With engaging personal stories and insight into biblical truths, Nathan Clarkson declares to today's man that he is more than what culture is telling him he is--angry, selfish, predatory, violent, and bored. Instead, still on the journey himself, Nathan calls today's man to find his identity in the One who created him on purpose, for a purpose, and encourages him to live an honest, authentic life marked by a winsome combination of confidence and humility.
"We modern men are facing our biggest identity crisis in centuries. Nathan Clarkson's Good Man offers a holistic and biblical lens through which to view our lives as sons of the King. Christ Himself beckons: The time is short. The stakes are high. Adventure awaits."--Jared Brock, author of Bearded Gospel Men and A Year of Living Prayerfully
"We are in desperate need of a fresh and real hope for today's culture of men. In Good Man, Nathan does an exquisite job of taking us on a journey that redefines what it means to be a good, not a perfect, man. I pray this book will make it into the hands of as many hurting men as possible."--Kait Warman, relationship expert, speaker, and founder of Heart of Dating
Nathan Clarkson is an actor, author, filmmaker, artist, poet, and full-time wannabe philosopher. He is the coauthor of the bestselling book Different and has acted in numerous popular TV shows and films. Nathan lives between New York City, Los Angeles, and his hometown of Monument, Colorado, where he hangs out with his golden retriever, Darcy.
"We modern men are facing our biggest identity crisis in centuries. Nathan Clarkson's Good Man offers a holistic and biblical lens through which to view our lives as sons of the King. In a world obsessed with noise, fame, and greatness, we have the opportunity to live quiet, courageous, epic lives filled with authentic goodness. Christ Himself beckons: The time is short. The stakes are high. Adventure awaits."
Jared Brock, author of Bearded Gospel Men and A Year of Living Prayerfully
"In a culture that is overwhelmed with increasing male suicide rates, more and more mass shootings committed by men, and continued male abuses, we are in desperate need of a fresh and real hope for today's culture of men. In Good Man, Nathan does an exquisite job of taking us on a journey that redefines what it means to be a good, not a perfect, man. I pray this book will make it into the hands of as many hurting men as possible."
Kait Warman, relationship expert, speaker, and founder of Heart of Dating
"Nathan Clarkson's newest book, Good Man, is an intimate and honest portrayal of what God considers to be a good man. Nathan strips away our preconceived notions and then brilliantly and biblically empowers us to feel whole, hopeful, and inspired--the very things that God desires men to embody in their everyday lives! It's a must-read!"
Guy Lia, cowriter of Marriage Triggers, TV and film producer, founder of The Firepit
"Good Man takes a unique dive into mental health and society today. Being a guy in today's day in age can be challenging, and Nathan understands that and challenges you to be more vulnerable in your walk. I love this book and highly recommend it to all."
Trevor Tyson, writer, speaker, media personality
"Good Man is a dangerous title these days, yet the pursuit is as timeless and important now as it ever was. Nathan Clarkson's wrestling with what makes a man good, what makes him better tomorrow than he is today, is honest and invites us to do the same. In an age of mockery and skepticism, Clarkson seeks the complex nature of goodness with an earnestness and balanced optimism we could all learn from."
Sam Eldredge, coauthor of Killing Lions and executive editor of And Sons
"I'm a mom of boys, and I love this book! Nathan's transparency is refreshing. Good Man will influence men to find value and self-worth in the One who created them, the One who calls them perfect, not by their doing but by the Savior who died on the cross for them, taking them from ordinary to extraordinary to be used no matter what their pasts looks like."
Shari Rigby, actress in Overcomer, author of Beautifully Flawed, and founder of The Women in My World
"I'm really proud of my friend for writing a book on what he aspires to be. But I'm even more proud of him for being honest about where he is at, because Nathan knows the deeper truth--to be who God desires us to be, we must be built on the truth that we are unconditionally loved as we are, God's beloved child."
David Leo Schultz, director of Ragamuffin, Brennan, and God's Fool
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