A Map, written in code, and hidden in the gospel of Matthew, reveals a truth so explosive it could rock the foundations of Christianity or lead to its rebirth.
A cleric appears out of the rain-spattered darkness, bearing a mysterious message: a long-lost map with the power to transform men is on the verge of being discovered. Thrown headlong into a global chase, author David Murrow must race to find the map before it falls into the wrong hands and disappears forever.
The Map, by David Murrow, which begins as an action thriller and then transitions into a modern-day parable, reveals the path every great man – including Christ himself – has walked.
In this dynamic follow-up to the best-selling Why Men Hate Going to Church, Murrow cleverly translates the masculine spiritual life into an actual, ink-on-paper map. Then he shows men where to find the map in the New Testament and how to walk it’s ancient paths today.
Church is too feminine. But if a man is to become whole (emotionally and spiritually), he must shed his macho pretensions and do things that many would consider girly. The softer virtues do play a vital role in a man’s spiritual development. Christian men can’t simply ignore commands such as “turn the other cheek” because they seem unmanly. Every guy needs a good boo-hoo now and then.
But if a man gets too acquainted with his softer side, he risks becoming a softy. This is a huge problem in the church today. Authors such as John Eldredge, Bill Perkins, Mark Gungor, and Paul Coughlin have all noted the emasculating effect that modern Christianity is having on men.
So where is the balance point? How can men get in touch with their feminine side without becoming feminized? One day I stumbled across the answer. I discovered the ancient map to manhood – in a most unexpected way.
I received a copy of The Map, compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and must say, I truly believe every man should read this book. Just like the statement above the book deals with both sides of a man, the masculine and the feminine side or softer, sensitive side, that all men have. This book teaches you how to balance those two extremes for us men, without being overly sentimental and not sensitive enough.
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