Item description for The Mark of a Man: Following Christ's Example of Masculinity by Elisabeth Elliot...
Overview Using Christ as an example of the ultimate man, offers a candid look at why the sexes are not equal and interchangeable, helping men define their own masculinity in a positive way and stand strong in their unique role established by God.
Publishers Description In a world where men and women are encouraged to reject traditional sex roles, Elisabeth Elliot candidly reminds men why the sexes are not equal and interchangeable. Written as personal advice to her nephew, The Mark of a Man reveals the glory and purpose of true masculinity. With Christ as the example of the ultimate man, this classic take on understanding a man's role in life and relationships, romantic or otherwise, helps men define their own masculinity in a positive way. This timely repackage encourages men to stand strong in their unique role established by God for all time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731328 ISBN13 9780800731328
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More About Elisabeth Elliot
ELISABETH ELLIOT, well-known author and speaker, is the author of The Music of His Promises, Keep a Quiet Heart and dozens of other books. She and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Massachusetts.
In The Author's Own Words...
My parents were missionaries in Belgium where I was born. When I was a few months old, we came to the U.S. and lived in Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, where my father became an editor of the Sunday School Times. Some of my contemporaries may remember the publication which was used by hundreds of churches for their weekly unified Sunday School teaching materials.
Our family continued to live in Philadelphia and then in New Jersey until I left home to attend Wheaton College. By that time, the family had increased to four brothers and one sister. My studies in classical Greek would one day enable me to work in the area of unwritten languages to develop a form of writing.
A year after I went to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, whom I had met at Wheaton, also entered tribal areas with the Quichua Indians. In nineteen fifty three we were married in the city of Quito and continued our work together. Jim had always hoped to have the opportunity to enter the territory of an unreached tribe. The Aucas were in that category -- a fierce group whom no one had succeeded in meeting without being killed. After the discovery of their whereabouts, Jim and four other missionaries entered Auca territory. After a friendly contact with three of the tribe, they were speared to death.
Our daughter Valerie was 10 months old when Jim was killed. I continued working with the Quichua Indians when, through a remarkable providence, I met two Auca women who lived with me for one year. They were the key to my going in to live with the tribe that had killed the five missionaries. I remained there for two years.
After having worked for two years with the Aucas, I returned to the Quichua work and remained there until 1963 when Valerie and I returned to the U.S.
Since then, my life has been one of writing and speaking. It also included, in 1969, a marriage to Addison Leitch, professor of theology at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts. He died in 1973. After his death I had two lodgers in my home. One of them married my daughter, the other one, Lars Gren, married me. Since then we have worked together.
Elisabeth Elliot currently resides in Magnolia, in the state of Massachusetts.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mark Of A Man (Repack)?
Mother of Three Boys Oct 14, 2009
Absolute read for every single, married, divorced woman. No matter if you're single by choice, abandoment or especially if you're dating or engaged. Scripture examined under a microscope for men/women's roles from creation as God communicates He intended them to be; recreated in personal letters from aunt to nephew. Refreshing, challenging, may be earth shattering (I hope!) for the feminist revolution. God created a romantic dance, if you will, between the sexes - and men were created to take the lead. That means women have a role to learn too - neither of us can dance without the other. Buy it - think about it!
Another gem by Elisabeth Elliot! Jun 30, 2009
Elisabeth Elliot writes to her nephew Pete and lays out a methodical, yet insightful and personal case study of masculinity as modeled after the life of Jesus Christ. She shares many stories about her first husband, Jim Elliot, as well as other people she has counseled or known. I find her writing deep with conviction, scripturally sound and challenging. I would recommend this book to any man wanting to understand his earthly purpose and calling in the light of his relationship with Christ. It's also an excellent book for Christian women who want to understand their role as it relates to the men in their lives.
Mark of a Man Mar 26, 2009
Gave this book as a gift to a young man who wants to keep focused on God's purpose for his life.
Tremendous and Important Book for Men Nov 17, 2008
I first bought this book before I married in 1982. For 26 years I've used these truths and have had a powerful, solid marriage. It has affected our children including our six sons who are in and entering their 20s. Our sons know that God has not only made them men, but He has commanded them to be men. And as Elisabeth Elliot so clearly states his her book, our daughters realize that in order for them to be powerful women, their husbands must be powerful men.
I've bought many copies of Mark of a Man for young married and un-married men. I have seen powerless, fearful, uninitiated men become real men--and their wives, even the most ardent feminist, love it! Elisabeth Elliot is very hard on her own gender and her antidotes to the destructive feminism of a quarter century ago remain powerfully true for today. Yet, it becomes clear in the book using God's own Word to state that only when men decide to be the real, courageous, masculine men God created them to be, only then will women become free of the deceit, bondage, and weakness of feminism to become the powerful women God made them to be.
Elisabeth Elliot does talk somewhat frank about male and female sexuality (frank for that day and time). For the discussion on men, she may allude that men should never masturbate even when single. Having been a single young man and having raised and am raising six young men, we all have to masturbate as God physiologically made us. This is usually difficult for women (particularly Christian women) to understand. Our problem is not ejaculating before we are married, it is the lusting that is our problem. Read that chapter on men's sexuality as God's Holy Spirit interprets it for you (as you should the entire book as any book).
Very highly recommend this book.
Old words for young men... Aug 22, 2008
Elisabeth Elliot's warm, anecdotal, and deeply personal correspondence on masculinity is hard candy for the fundamentalist and a pill to swallow for the liberal-minded. Rooted in her common sense readings of Scripture and wealth of experience--she has been married thrice, widowed twice--this book presents the classic Judeo-Christian view of man as divinely-appointed initiator, protector, and house-priest vis-à-vis woman, the submissive responder and adapter. For feminists, LGBTQ people, and other readers who have adopted the going opinion that gender roles are interchangeable both sexually and functionally, Elliot's conservative viewpoint will surely offend. She makes it clear that women should be ready to drop their career goals while being carried over the threshold. She considers the purposely childless marriage a non-option. And homosexuality? Out of the question. She upholds good old-fashioned morality and manners as outgrowths of the Genesis account in which man and woman are created to be gloriously different and perfectly complementary. The Mark of a Man is not theology; it is not philosophical apology; it is not even a true correspondence. It is rather a collection of brief insights, reflections, and advice aimed especially at the young man in search of a godly wife, but also useful for the girl waiting to be pursued who in the meantime is mulling over the meaning of femininity and motherhood. The Mark of a Man is a quick read with a classic perspective.