MEN’S LINKS & BOOKS

KEITH’S RECOMMENDATIONS

PERSONAL BIBLE STUDIES

Free Resources

  • Rewired 90 Day Truth Devotion
  • Rewired 6 Week Advance Truth Devotion
  • Rewired Video Men’s Studies (4 Week)
  • You Version Devotions
  • Rewired Keynote and Breakout Leader Videos
  • Rewired Man Talks

 

Cost Based Men’s Studies  

 

Book Studies

  • Manhood Restored by Eric Mason
  • The Man in The Mirror by Patrick Morley
  • SoulCon by Cody Bobay
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Your One Degree by Dave Jewitt
  • Tender Warrior by Stu Weber
  • Every Man God’s Man by Arterburn and Luck
  • The Secrets Men Keep by Arterburn
  • Half Time by Bob Buford
  • Finishing Well by Bob Buford
  • Stuck by Terry Walling
  • Mentor Like Jesus by Regi Campbell
  • The 7 Principles of Highly Accountable Men by Mark Laaser
  • Hope is Alive by Lance Lang
  • Man of God: Leading Your Family by Allowing God to Lead You by Charles Stanley
  • View From The Top…living a life of significance, by Aaron Walker
  • Truth That Sticks, By Avery T. Willis Jr. and Mark Snowden
  • Learning to Soar, by Avery T. Willis Jr.
LEADERSHIP

Lead in Light of Eternity by Stacy Rinehart

Lead Like Jesus by Blanchard and Hodges

Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft

Spiritual Leadership by Henry and Richard Blackaby

The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton

The Secret of Teams by Mark Miller

The Heart of Leadership by Mark Miller

Great Leaders Grow by Miller and Blanchard

Christian Leadership Essentials by David Dockery

Leadership Essentials by Ogden and Meyer

Designed to Lead by Geiger and Peck

Good to Great by Collins

DISCIPLESHIP

Master Life by Avery Willis

Church is a Team Sport by Jim Putman

Real Life Discipleship by Jim Putman

The Power of Together by Jim Putman

DiscipleShift by Putman and Harrington

Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual by Putman/Willis/Guindon/Krause

Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden 

Transformational Discipleship by Geiger, Kelley and Nation

The Trellis and the Vine, by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

The Kingdom Life…A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation, by Alan Andrews

MENTORING
MEN'S MINISTRY

Advanced Men’s Ministry by Keith Burkhart (Releasing January 2018)

No Man Left Behind by Morley, Delk and Clemmer

Sleeping Giant by Kenny Luck

Effective Men’s Ministry by Phil Downer

LOCAL FEATURED RESOURCES

web-logo-changinglanesChanging Lanes is a local ministry impacting lives around the world. They offer a confidential setting that helps restore hope and freedom for all types of sexual struggles.  Peers with similar issues walk with you on a journey of life-defining change. Small Groups, Church Partnering, Crisis Intervention, Teen Impact, Parent Support and more! www.changinglanesministries.com
web-logo-hopeisaliveHope is Alive is a local ministry that helps people who suffer from all types of addiction. From their website: “Our mission is simple, yet potentially world changing…“to inspire hope, build foundations and change the lives of people affected by addiction.” HIA focuses on hope by providing help through 3 major areas: mentoring homes, family services, and inspiring events. www.hopeisalive.net

WEBSITES

LEADERSHIP

Leadership

  • Your One Degree – Your One Degree is a personalized, coach driven program helping you discover and implement your unique God-given Design. It is a deeply spiritual process of facing down one’s fears, dealing with one’s motives, growing in God’s ways and trusting Him more in order to live a life filled with significance, purpose and joy.
MISSIONS
  • Royal Ambassadors – Royal Ambassadors® (RA®) is a missions discipleship organization for boys in grades 1-6.
  • BMen – This is the missions catalyst for men through the North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Drop In Missions Education –  free downloadable lessons are designed to help you infuse missions education into existing programs for all age groups.
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE INTERNET
  • Just 1 Click Away – A booklet about social media, the internet & your child. A Josh McDowel Position Paper on the Changing Lanes Ministries website.
    ADDICTION
    • Into the Light Ministries – A website dealing with sexual addiction.
    • Every Man’s Battle – Monthly workshops to help men who battle sexual addiction. This website also has a blog.
    • Changing Lanes Ministries – A local ministry impacting lives around the world. Those with sexual addiction are impacted through Small Groups, Church Partnering, Crisis Intervention, Teen Impact, Parent Support and more!
    • Hope Is Alive Ministries – A local ministry dealing with drug & alcohol addictions. (see featured above)

    BOOKS

    GROUP STUDIES: Our Favorites

    33 The Series :: Vol 1: A Man & His Design

    authenticmanhood.com

    33 The Series is an experience designed for individuals or groups. 33 is a multi-volume collection. Volume I : A Man and His Design is now shipping. This Training Guide is an integral part of the experience. Every man should have his own copy of this guide.

    Volume I contains six sessions that explore the basic foundations of Authentic Manhood and God’s clear design for men.Starting with meaningful insights into the current state of manhood, Volume I helps men navigate through some manhood realities that have created cultural confusion. It follows by unfolding God’s manhood mandates for all men and offering a clear definition of Authentic Manhood that helps men on their journey.

    Courageous

    Honor Begins at Home: The COURAGEOUS Bible Study Member Book

    Catt, Michael (Author) ,   Kendrick, Alex (Author) ,   Kendrick, Stephen (Author)

    Honor Begins at Home: The Courageous Bible Study Member Book guides the participant through this compelling Bible study based on the movie Courageous. This 8-session study will take individuals and small groups deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring topics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning and blessing the hearts of your children, and more.

    Every session involves watching a clip from the movie to help group members engage in discussion. And daily readings from The Resolution for Men and The Resolution for Women will help you connect with God and His best plan for your family.

    Features:

    • Written by creators of the COURAGEOUS movie
    • Applicable to individuals, husbands and wives studying together, and groups
    • Brief optional reading suggestions for more practical help or topic exploration
    • Goes even deeper than the Courageous Living 4-session study
    • Allows spouses to study together and make new commitments as parents
    • Helps build family and group relationships
    Courageous – Church Campaign Kit
    Catt, Michael (Author) ,   Kendrick, Alex (Author) ,   Kendrick, Stephen (Author)
    Courageous – Church Campaign Kit provides a comprehensive tool for churches seeking to strengthen families and fathers. It comes complete with a step-by-step planning guide, supportive sermon outlines, a 4-week small-group study (with member book and supporting film clip DVD), evangelism outreach materials, a DVD-ROM with promotional trailers and worship helps, an advance copy of Sherwood pastor Michael Catt’s Courageous Living book, plus branded products featuring official art to create an exciting campaign suitable for your church or ministry needs.

     

    Sleeping Giant – DVD Leader Kit

    Luck, Kenny (Author)

    Sleeping Giant – DVD Leader Kit is a 6 session Bible study for men. If you’re looking to disciple the men of your church, to provide a greater context for your existing men’s ministry, or to start a men’s ministry from scratch, this “Men’s Ministry in a Box” is an ideal resource for you. Author Kenny Luck uses the term “sleeping giant” to describe the men in the body of Christ and the incredible untapped potential within. Pastors intuitively sense it but are sometimes unsure how to meaningfully engage and integrate the men of their churches. Sleeping Giant introduces a process to move men along an intentional spiritual pathway from “affiliated” to “activated.” The Sleeping Giant model begins with a core team chosen by the pastor. Working together, this core team will create a vision for men based on the pastor’s vision for the church while initiating their own spiritual path. Through the six sessions, this core team will go through the process of Get In, Get Healthy, Get Strong, and Get Going. Upon completion, they will be ready to lead other men through that same process, creating a multiplying effect that spills over into the rest of the church and the community.

     

    Game Plan for Life

    by Joe Gibbs

    Joe Gibbs and his team of experts tackle the most important issues facing men today. This six-week study is ideal for men of all ages. Three-time Super Bowl winner, NFL Hall of Fame coach, and three-time NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs has assembled a team of experts to tackle the key areas of life a man needs in order to lead a victorious life. Based on a national survey, the Gibbs team has identified the most important issues facing men today. This study leads men through key areas of modern-day life, to equip them to live victorious lives based on the ultimate playbook—the Bible.

    Game Plan for Life Volume 2

    by Joe Gibbs

    Joe Gibbs, legendary coach of the Washington Redskins and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, and some of his closest friends looked at the most important issues facing men today and what every man needs to know to be victorious in the game of life. Through solid biblical teaching and discussion, this curriculum kit will help men discover the key principles vital to living a victorious life

    FITNESS

    SOULCONN CHALLENGE by Cody Bobay

    This is a challenge designed for you to embark on with 2-12 other men, with the hope that you stay connected with the SOULCON community for years to come on soulconchallenge.com. This was designed for you to grow with your brothers in Christ, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and learn the strength of walking through life with transparent accountability with theSOULCON brotherhood.

    ADDICTION

    Hope is AliveHope is Alive

    by Lance Lang

    This book is the story of how my hope departed, how it was restored, and how I’ve kept it alive. I wrote it for drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers, sex addicts, hurt people, prideful people, and angry people. I wrote it for the fear-ridden, the guilty, the insecure, the obsessed, the perpetually disappointed, and anyone else caught in the tornado of destruction that is addiction. I wrote it for those without hope, so they can know beyond a doubt that hope is alive. I grew up in a glass house, open seemingly for the whole world to see. Each disappointment and defeat pushed me farther and farther along my dark journey. I had absolutely no control, no hope, and no future outside of a daily purposeful pursuit to get high. But hope surfaced, and has driven me to a freedom and satisfaction I had previously assumed were unattainable.

    Sexual Detox

    by Tim Challies.

    Sick of porn? Time to detox.

    A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you? If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One who created sex.

    In this book, I hope to help you reorient your understanding of sex, both in the big picture and in the act itself, according to God’s plan for this great gift. I want to help you detox from all the junk you’ve seen, all the lies you’ve believed.

    This is not an easy process. It is rarely a quick process. It involves a letting go of old realities and an embrace of a new normal. To be willing to go through it you need to see how bad your current situation really is, and how the path you are on leads no place good. You need to see that the path of porn leads only to more isolation, guilt, alienation, and pain. Whether single or married, such a reset to normal is the only thing that can ever equip you to become a pure, loving, attentive, sacrificial husband.

    But you already know you need to change. Few Christian men indulge in porn without realizing they need to quit. Every Christian guy who looks at porn wants to stop, but many of us want to stop just a little bit less than we want to keep going. The problem isn’t knowledge. It’s desire and ability. So sin prevails.

    Here’s a promise. You’ll never stop until you begin to see the monstrous nature of the sin you’re committing. You’ll never stop until the sin is more horrifying to you than the commission of the sin is enjoyable. You’ll need to hate that sin before you can find freedom from it. That means you need more grace. You need to cry out to be changed and to see the monstrous nature of this sin. And then you need to behave in faith that God will meet you with grace as you act to cut off the porn and begin the reset.

    —Tim Challies

    Taking-Every-Thought-Captive-3D-TransparentTaking Every Thought Captive

    by Mark R. Laaser

    Lust, greed, pride, arrogance… We are facing the same kind of moral decline that was the ruin of countless cultures before us. In a world full of immorality, how do we take the first steps toward change? Every temptation begins with a thought. There has never been a more difficult time to resist temptations of all kinds. Taking your thoughts captive is essential in today’s world; the mind can be either evil, according to the ways of the world, or good, as it is transformed into God’s will. In Taking Every Thought Captive, you are invited on a journey of restoration, obedience and accountability.  Learn what obedience to Christ really is and how to incorporate it into our own lives.

    Shattered-Vows-3D-TransparentShattered Vows

    by Debra Laaser

    This sensitive book provides practical tools to help you make wise and empowering decisions, emotional tools to develop  intimacy in your life, and spiritual tools to transform your suffering. Debbie Laaser’s personal journey through betrayal, her extensive work with hundreds of hurting women, and her intimate marriage twenty-five years  after the disclosure of her husband’s infidelity  provide meaningful answers to the questions that arise amid the complex fallout of broken vows.

    DISCIPLESHIP

    Elevating God

    by Rick Furmanek

    Do you find yourself wondering what truly matters in life?

    Do the beliefs avowed by our culture leave you confused and empty?

    Is it time for a recalibration?

    In contrast to the nominal pursuits of the day—activities that often keep us both distracted and exhausted—Elevating God is a clarion call to redirect our energies toward what really matters: God. The key to our experiencing true meaning and lasting significance can only be found in our pursuit of him.

    Elevating God spotlights key biblical truths specifically intended to challenge you to elevate your view of God: who he is, what he is like, how he works, and what he has done.

    Whether you are a new follower, a seasoned believer, or a Christian somewhere in the middle who desires more of God, here is help to establish and reestablish core biblical certainties necessary to keep you focused, rooted, and steady in him.

    seven-days-in-utopia-golfs-sacred-journeySeven Days in Utopia (Golf’s Sacred Journey)

    by David L. Cook

    You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life. Golf’s Sacred Journey is a story about a “chance” meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. As the story unfolds, we – along with the pro – learn lessons about golf and life that we never expected to learn in places we never expected to learn them.

    “This book floored me…” writes NBA World Champion and MVP David Robinson. Bestselling author Max Lucado adds, “I read this book in one sitting. It stirred my heart.”

    GENERAL MANHOOD (Christian Life)

    Sleeping Giant

    Crick, Tom (Author) ,   Luck, Kenny (Author)

    The church has an “800 pound gorilla” in the room: Men.

    Many pastors see the need but are at a loss for how to really engage men in their culture and church context. Deep down they know they haven’t yet inspired men into the mission and vision of the local church on the same scale as women. Meanwhile, most men feel further detached from worship, left only with worldly expressions of manhood to fuel their identity.

    Sleeping Giant is a punch in the gut and pat on the back for pastors and men worldwide, a powerful biblical approach that will bring them together and awaken some serious ministry potential.

    And a church that gets men right can slay another dragon: Global injustice.

    Injustice against women, children, and all innocents is rooted in broken male culture. The Bible says “Just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be made righteous” (Romans 5:19). As the church disciples men into an identity and purpose that transcends culture, they will move from Adam and death over to Jesus and life.

    You can see it taking place in Acts 2 following Pentecost, when widespread repentance and changing of men’s hearts brought God’s justice and relief to people. A masculine revolution happened then, and it can happen today.

    Becoming-A-Man-of-Valor-3D-TransparentBecoming a Man of Valor

    by Mark R. Laaser

    Gone are the days of knights and chivalry, but, that hasn’t changed God’s vision of you as a man of valor. Integrity and honor are elusive in a world that has lost its moral compass, yet every man should strive to possess those qualities. In Latin, integrity means being a whole person, becoming complete with no cracks or fissures. Having integrity means we will act at all times according to our faith. The Hebrew word for honor was an expression of value and worth for others. Both of these qualities can be seen in Jesus’ interactions with others in the gospel of John. “Becoming a Man of Valor” will take you on a journey to engage this wisdom from the life of Jesus. While the book’s title is directed toward men, the principles are applicable to both men and women seeking integrity and honor in their lives.

    9781433678608_p0_v1_s260x420Winning Character

    by Tommy Bowden

    While several college athletic programs have made national headlines coming under investigation for questionable practices, football coach Tommy Bowden has always led his teams with remarkable integrity on and off the field. In Winning Character, he plots a game plan for life that will make any man successful, from fellow coaches to family leaders and individual believers in Christ. Coach Bowden says it’s all in the C.A.R.D.S. Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility, Discipline, Sacrifice These attributes, or cards, are on every man’s table. Bowden deals with each one of them here, boldly challenging readers to be consistent men of character and integrity.

    manhood-stinsonA Guide to Biblical Manhood

    by Randy Stinson & Dan Dumas

    How to serve your wife, how to mold men through baseball, how to make men in the church and more practical theology for cultivating men of God who are doers of the Word for the sake of the Gospel.

    Show and then Tell

    by Kent Humphreys and Davidene Humphreys

    Sharing Christ with others is considered by most to be one of the most difficult tasks in Christianity. But we are called to share Christ with everyone in our sphere of influence. One of the main reasons why people don’t share Christ is because they don’t really know Him. Kent and Davidene Humphreys offer Show and Then Tell, a book not simply about evangelism, but about allowing Christ to work through us to affect those around us.

    LEADERSHIP

    Lead in Light of Eternity

    by Dr. Stacy Rinehart

    thumbnail-130x226The Heart of Leadership

    by Mark Miller

    This short, easy-to-read fable reveals the five habits that underlie leadership character and that determine leaders’ success – and teaches leaders how to develop these habits. The good news for all of us: leadership is not just the purview of the few – it is within reach for millions of aspiring leaders around the world. This book is the road map they need to get their lives and careers on track.

    great-leaders-grow-book-thin-130x226Great Leaders Grow

    by Mark Miller

    Successful leaders don’t rest on their laurels. Leadership must be a living process, not only a title on a business card. In Mark Miller and Ken Blanchard second book, Great Leaders Grow, readers uncover precisely which areas to focus on to remain effective throughout their lives and careers.

    secret-of-teams-book-thinner-130x226The Secret of Teams

    by Mark Miller

    Teams are critical to the success of every organization. But what separates the teams that really deliver from the ones that simply spin their wheels? What is the secret of high-performance teams? Mark Miller uses a compelling business fable to reveal profound yet easily grasped truths that can dramatically transform any organization.

    the-secret-3d-thin-130x226The Secret

    by Mark Miller

    In their first book together, Mark Miller and Ken Blanchard introduce a seemingly contradictory concept: to lead is to serve. In the now classic business fable, struggling young leader, Debbie Brewster, discovers how to take her leadership to the next level. As she learns the secret to truly motivating and inspiring people, Debbie takes her team from “worst to first.”

    MARRIAGE

    10 Questions Every husband Should Ask His Wife Every Year

    by Tom Elliff

    This pocket size book contains some incredibly simple, yet powerful truths which will revolutionize your marriage. You will learn how to listen to the heart of your wife. Using 10 probing questions, you can open up her heart…and neither of you will ever be the same again!

    PARENTING

    The Two-Minute Drill to Manhood

    by John Croyle

    The Two-Minute Drill to Manhood is a faith-based game plan that will help moms and dads make sure their sons are ready for authentic manhood. Based on John Croyle’s life and experience counseling more than 1,800 troubled, abused, and neglected children at a camp (as well as parenting his two biological children), he drills down into seven actionable life principles drawn from the word “manhood” itself.

     

    Rite of Passage Parenting: Four Essential Experiences to Equip Your Kids for Life

    by Walker Moore

    It’s no secret: something has happened to America’s families. Dramatic shifts in our culture mean that what was once an acceptable way to produce mature, capable adults has now all but disappeared. In Rite of Passage Parenting, family expert Walker Moore explains how that happened. And after concisely assessing the problem, Moore teaches you how to build into your children”s lives the essential experiences every child needs: (1) an authentic Rite of Passage, (2) Significant Tasks, (3) Logical Consequences, and (4) Grace Deposits from parents, grandparents, and other caring adults.

    Walker Moore writes from years of experience as a minister, family speaker, youth culture specialist, and father. He knows well the damage to self-reliance, self-worth, values foundation, and identity that missing out on these essential experiences can cause. In Rite of Passage Parenting, he shows you how to prevent the damage and help your children move toward adulthood in a healthy way.

    If you are concerned about the effects of the current cultural chaos; if you notice in your children a lack of responsibility, the lack of a good work ethic, disrespect for authority; if you are worried that your children may experiment with false rites of passage-profanity, smoking, drugs, alcohol, body piercing, or sex-let Walker Moore show you how to provide the four essential experiences most children are missing.

    WORKPLACE

    A Man’s Guide to Work: 12 Ways to Honor God on the Job

    by Patrick Morley

    We were created to work, and feel most happy, alive, and useful doing the work we were created to do. The act of productivity is its own reward.

    Half a man’s life is bound up in his work, but few men ever learn a biblical framework, or “theology of work,” to help think correctly about all those hours, weeks and years they invest in their job. Patrick Morley, author of The Man in the Mirror knows that men everywhere want their lives to count and make a real difference. He has written a book for men in the workforce who want to integrate their faith and work. Whether a businessman, construction worker, salesman, lawyer, accountant, or plumber, men will be introduced to principles which provide a better understanding of themselves and how to be most effective and valuable in their chosen career.

    A Man’s Guide to Work helps train men for the marketplace. It helps them figure out how their relationship with God should influence their work and relationships with colleagues.  It ultimately shows men how to experience the power of God in their work, to bring about social transformation through their work and how to make their work life count for the glory of God!

    OTHER GREAT TITLES

    Baby Boomers and Beyond

    by Amy Hanson

    Baby Boomers and Beyond explores the opportunities and challenges that the older adult population presents for the Christian community. Author Amy Hanson dares church leaders to let go of stereotypes about aging and embrace a new paradigm, that older adults are for the most part active, healthy and capable of making significant contributions for the Kingdom of God.