Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Men, Meat, and the Masculine Malaise
Chapter 2: Learning to Recognize Your Instincts
Chapter 3: Sarcasm: The Humor of Our Age
Chapter 4: Adventure: Cultivating New Eyes
Chapter 5: Ambition: A Promised Land Lost
Chapter 6: Reputation: The Image of a King
Chapter 7: Apathy: A World Too Wide
Chapter 8: The Real Work Ahead
Chapter 9: Nothing Left to Prove
The 5 Masculine Instincts
A Guide to Becoming A Better Man
Don’t trust your instincts—there is a better path to becoming a better man.
It’s no secret: today’s men face a dilemma. Our culture tells them that their instincts are either toxic or salvific. Men are left with only two options: deconstruct and forfeit masculine identity or embrace it with wild abandon. They’re left to decide between ignoring their instincts or indulging them. Neither approach helps them actually understand their own masculine experiences nor how those experiences can lead them to become better men of God.
The Bible doesn’t shy away from the reality of masculine instincts nor all of the ways those instincts can lead to destruction. Examining the lives of five men of the Bible, The 5 Masculine Instincts shows that these men aren’t masculine role models or heroes but are men who wrestled with their own desires and, by faith, matured them into something better.
Through this book you’ll discover your own instincts are neither curse nor virtue. They are the experiences by which you develop a new and better instinct—an instinct of faith. Through exploring sarcasm, adventure, ambition, reputation, and apathy, The 5 Masculine Instincts shows you how to better understand yourself and how your own instincts can be matured into something better.
This is the path by which we become better men.
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