I'm currently reading The Resolution for Men, by Stephen & Alex Kendrick and Randy Alcorn. In case you don’t know what this is, here is the Amazon product description:
“A man cannot be passive about what Scripture tells him to do for his family and expect to be found faithful to God in the end. He must see with spiritual eyes and realize that future generations are directly impacted by his daily decisions.”
—The Resolution for Men
The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Men follows to challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.
Written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, screenwriters of Courageous and authors of New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare (five million copies sold), The Resolution for Men strategically inspires men to reconcile with their past, re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and then move forward with a bold and clear resolution for the future. Written in partnership with the movie and Priscilla Shirer’s new book, The Resolution for Women, it is designed to inspire a revolution.
You may be wondering why I am reading a book that deals with family leadership and proper marital love – as I am neither a husband (though I will be as of June) nor a father yet. Before you consider me to be wacko, allow me to explain.
As I am preparing to marry the love of my life this June, I decided reading The Resolution would be a great idea. Sure, the book was intended to help fathers and husbands resolve to live as righteous men of integrity by correcting any faults, but wouldn’t the material be just as effective a preventive measure rather than a counterattack on failure?
Rather than using the book to correct mistakes down the road, I would prefer to use the book as a guide for what’s ahead. I want to love my life in a Christ-like and God-honoring way from the start. I want to have a proper view of Fatherhood before my children are well into adulthood.
So, in light of that, I encourage you to take a look at this book (don’t worry ladies, you are free to read The Resolution for Women) – whether you are single, engaged, married, currently childless, widowed, separated, or divorced. The material between the covers of this book is truly remarkable, and beneficial to all who take the time to process it.
We are called to live courageous lives of righteous integrity – and The Resolution is yet another wonderful tool to help us evaluate ourselves, observe behaviors, and act in a manner that brings honor to the Lord within family life.
The Resolution receives “two-thumbs up” from All Nicked Up!