I just finished reading Kingdom Man by Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) and was profoundly moved by the powerful descriptions of manhood found throughout the book. Some of the book highlights were:
- A Kingdom Man is one who devotes his lifework to bringing the Kingdom of God and making God’s rule manifest in his family, his church, his community. This point stood out to me because we staff a 9-month discipleship school for 18-24 year olds that imbues an identical goal of training leaders for every sphere of society.
- Kingdom men take responsibility for their family. Spiritually, a Kingdom Man leads his family to deeper knowledge and obedience of God. Physically and emotionally, they protect and provide for their family. Tony gave an illustration of a time his family was overwhelmed; he responded simply with three fingers in the air to say, “I’ve got this.” The family of a Kingdom Man can rest, because their husband/father is present, capable and responsible.
- A Kingdom Men leaves a legacy. Speaking truth wherever they go, they impart life to those around them. The speak what is not as though it is, living by faith and obedience. A Kingdom Man invests in others and disciple’s younger men. He is a father to the fatherless, a living picture of our Heavenly Father.
Kingdom Man was a powerful book, and I definitely recommend adding it to your “must read” list. It will enhance your vision for manhood and encourage you to step out to lead your family, your church, your workplace and your government. We need more men. Go read this book.