Item description for Manly Dominion: (In a Passive-Purple-Four-Ball World) by Mark Chanski...
Overview In billards, the four-ball is passive; it's the one that gets knocked around by the other balls. Mark Chanski's book is a clarion call to all Christian men to face life's challenges with Manly Dominion
Publishers Description In billards, the four-ball is passive; it's the one that gets knocked around by the other balls. Christian man, is that you? Are you knocked around by your environment, rather than taking you God-given assignment to lead? Mark Chanski's book is a clarion call to all Christian men to face life's challenges with Manly Dominion. It will challenge and encourage you to lead, wherever God places you, with Spirit-filled conviction. No Christian man (or woman ) living in today's world should be without it. Read carefully, and transform your life
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Studio: Calvary Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Aug 22, 2007
Publisher Calvary Press
ISBN 1879737558 ISBN13 9781879737556 UPC 978187973755
Reviews - What do customers think about Manly Dominion?
Much Needed Book Jun 8, 2008
Manly Dominion is a much needed book in our present culture. Although the writing style leaves something to be desired, and the author drags the "four-ball" metaphor painfully through the entire book, the concepts presented are excellent. I would definitely recommend this book to men, particularly to fathers who want to raise their sons to be Godly, manly men, and their daughters to recongize and hopefully marry the same.
Not what I imagined Jan 12, 2008
I read this book for a class on leadership at my seminary. Truly I am open and desire men to be leaders and believe that is a theme that runs throughout the Bible and ought to run in our very lives. However this book began with what I felt was poor hermeneutics and then ran with the idea. What I felt was poor was his evaluation of Gen 1:28 when God spoke to Adam and Eve "...And God said to them 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'"
What should be noticed is that the dominion is over the earth and the things of the earth. Not necessarily over everybody else (because if that were true who would submit to others leadership because everyone would be expected to dominate). This is the preface for the book and he runs with it for the rest. Really, this idea contrasts other ideas like Romans 13 and other ideas of submitting to authority. Essentially I can sum it up with this: if you don't like it, subdue...dominate...and change it. I put this in league with the Joel Osteen books, aka don't read because it's all about getting your way right away.
A Wonderful Encouragement for the Modern Man and Young Man Feb 8, 2007
This book has been a tremendous encouragement to me and the men in my family and my church. It is one of the most practically valuable books I have ever read. I would suspect that it would also be a goldmine for Pastors and other men who wish to think clearly about their roles as Christian men and heads of household. Mark Chanski, a Reformed Baptist pastor, hammers out theological principles on a more basic level and then applies them to a broad range practical areas that every man might face: Manly Dominion in Vocational Laboring, Financial Earning, Decision making, churchmanship, sin mortifying, child rearing, husbanding, etc. This is especially valuable to young men. If you are heeding the Proverbs' exhortation to 'search for wisdom as for gold', this is not a book you will want to pass up, young man. A great companion as a devotional guide along side of Bible reading and soul searching.
Easy to read, good material Feb 28, 2006
This is a great read! I am using it for a men's Bible study...it cover some important ground and has the strength of being practical and is filled with practical illustrations.