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Overview Guys might hate asking for directions, but they certainly won’t resist the guidance found in this book. Author David Moore combines his Bible scholar background with a humorous Dave Barry-esque style of writing that makes sensitive subjects like sexual temptation, love of money, busy-ness and “the shrinking American soul” much easier to ponder and improve upon.
Publishers Description Guys might hate asking for directions, but they certainly won't resist the guidance found in "The Last Men's Book You'll Ever Need." Author David Moore combines his Bible scholar background with a humorous Dave Barry-esque style of writing that makes sensitive subjects like sexual temptation, love of money, busy-ness, and "the shrinking American soul" much easier to ponder and improve upon. And the seemingly playful title is actually based on a strong thread of sincerity. Moore is concerned about the overabundance of spiritual "how-to" books that fail to put enough emphasis on the sufficiency of the Bible. "One very clear tactic of the Enemy is trying to get us away from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ," he says. Put first things first with "The Last Men's Book You'll Ever Need."
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Library Journal - 03/01/2008 page 72
Christian Retailing - 04/21/2008 page 23
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.03" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805446818 ISBN13 9780805446814
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More About David Moore
David Moore is founder and president of Two Cities Ministries and holds degrees from Arizona State University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His dynamic speaking schedule has taken him to Canada, Mexico, Poland, and Croatia, and he has led chapel services for several Major League Baseball and National Football League teams. Moore lives with his wife and two sons in Austin, Texas."
David Moore has an academic affiliation as follows - Purdue University Curtin University of Technology, Perth Curtin Univer.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Last Men's Book You'll Ever Need?
A personal spin on life's challenges Sep 25, 2009
David Moore's tongue-in-cheek title is the perfect approach to sharing personal stories and insights to common challenges in life. In fact, the application of personal stories and insights is the key to any book like this (popular, as apposed to academic), that tackles deeper understanding of Biblical teachings. David does this in an entertaining and succinct manner that is easy and quick to read. I definitely recommend this book to young or old, men or women, who thirst for more stories and insights about how to live their lives more Godly.
The last book to read.... Aug 15, 2008
I was thoroughly disappointed with this book.
I knew I wasted my money from the first page:"Women should feel free to read it. In fact, most of this book easily applies to either sex...at the very least, women ought to read this book to have more awareness of the sorry excuses we men sometimes give." -First page, first chapter.
As a man, I was disappointed and offended by these statements. First of all I bought a book (with hard earned cash!) that calls itself a "Men's Book"...but right off the starting block, the author lets you know it's just going to be basic Christian life stuff...material covered in countless other books already. Basically nothing new here.
But the second statement ticked me off. This kind of male bashing is at the root of most of my frustration with Christian writers and speakers on male issues within the church. There is this thin or not so thin veneer of condescending judgement that often denigrates, belittles and disempowers men. It's like Christian communicators love the "rubber glove" treatment...they purposefully are always looking to expose weakness, sin, the underdeveloped side, the cancer, the inadequacies, the frailties and dichotomies of men.
They undermine the key issue the Scripture says men long for...RESPECT.
Training involves engaging the subjects that men struggle and fail with but the manner in which those subjects are dealt with here...leave men turned off and feeling like another Homer Simpson. It's typical, uninteresting, tired material...reminiscent of the proverbial dripping faucet. This style of writing is more similar to a nagging wife than a partner or helpmate that understands the power of praise and encouragement.
I was hoping the references to historical, solid theological roots would of inspired a fresh book that is biblically sound and culturally spry...but instead it felt like room temperature church coffee served in a styrofoam cup at the local Presbyterian church Grandma used to go to.
I'm sorry if this review is hyper critical, but I was really disappointed with the book and hope to see these kinds of books disappear and am praying for more creative, engaging, biblical authors to emerge in this genre. I respect the author's intent but feel he fell way short of actually living up to the idea behind the title.
It was a good idea. Jul 7, 2008
This book is well written but isn't the book that will bring the men out of the woodwork. I was worried it would be too deep, but instead it lacks any depth and never really speaks to the everyday male in my congregation. It is also on the conservative side of theology and consistently refers to God as he instead of as God. I didn't hate it, nor did I love it.
Worth the read for women as well as men May 3, 2008
This is a "get to the point" book. Actually, it is not SO manly that a woman wouldn't benefit from reading it. I (being a woman)actually didn't skip any chapter (or page, for that matter). The book was worth my time; I looked forward to each chapter. In addition, I look forward to reading many of the titles mentioned in the notes at the end of each chapter. This book could actually serve as a resource for delving into other books (current and classics). For that reason, the book appeals to the casual reader as well as readers who desire a deeper look.
Trust me, it won't be the LAST book...it'll be the FIRST of many! Apr 15, 2008
A great little book of wisdom, Moore has written something that men might actually read. It is short, engaging, interesting and useful. The title is misleading, however, this book should be the first book, not the last, that a Christian man reads - it is filled with wonderful suggestions for further study - from references to Jeremiah Burrough's A Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment to William Law's classic A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, Moore shares his depth of insight and wisdom as a husband, father and godly man with others in this easy-to-read book. The book is intended to be used by men's groups; there are excellent discussion questions at the end of each chapter and since the chapters are short, the discussion with other men will be an important element of the effectiveness of this book. This book would be a great starting place for a young Christian or an excellent reminder for a more mature believer - a book that gets you to examine your priorities and your pursuits. Moore may interject humor at all the right places, but the book is a pretty serious read and hopefully more men will pick it up and realize that the Christian walk is a serious, and exciting, journey. The Last Men's Book You'll Ever Need will hopefully be one of many that Christian men read as this book ignites a passion within men to be the leaders of their families and our communities and not just their businesses.