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Overview The bestselling classic Point Man encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father's influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In this war, renowned men's author Steve Farrar emphasizes that Jesus Christ is looking for men who will not die, but live for their families.
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This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father's influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In this war, renowned men's author Steve Farrar emphasizes, Jesus Christ is looking for men who will not die, but live for their families.
About the Author
Steve Farrar is the founder and chairman of Men's Leadership Ministries in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and brings his message to thousands of men each year. He holds a master's degree from Western Seminary and an earned doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary.
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Studio: christianaudio Seed
Running Time: 405.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.12" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Hovel Audio
ISBN 1596445815 ISBN13 9781596445819
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More About Steve Farrar & Raymond Todd
STEVE FARRAR (California State, Western Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the founder and chairman of Mens Leadership Ministries and a speaker for these and other conferences and events around the country, including Promise Keepers. Steve is the author of King Me, How to Ruin Your Life by Forty, Point Man, and God Built. The Farrars have three grown children and currently reside in suburban Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.stevefarrar.com.
Steve Farrar currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
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Christian, click "Add to Shopping Cart" NOW! Oct 25, 2008
Better yet, turn on one-click. You will want to get this book as soon as possible. I have (as my son likes to joke) 972 books on being a dad. Many are good, some are excellent, but I wish I had bought this one first. It's that good. It will motivate you to be the dad all the other 972 books tell you how to be.
How? Quite simply, Farrar writes like he knows exactly where you are. You may anywhere from what he describes as being spiritually anorexic or bulimic, or you may be a "point man" - it doesn't matter. He will help you along to the next level. He is realistic enough to recognize that after 25 years of bad habits, you most likely won't be reformed overnight. However, he offers good encouragement to keep at it, do what you know God created you to do.
Chapter like "Real Men Don't" and "A One-Woman Kind of Man" will leave many men uncomfortable. Guys, I think too many of us are a "husband of one wife" physically but are cheating mentally or even emotionally, or at least are just not dedicated enough to living our lives God's way. Farrar will encourage you to not just be a husband of one wife, but to be the kind of guy God wants you to be as a matter of total lifestyle. As the book of James points out, "when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin." I think many of us can relate.
Although it does have some material on being a father (such as chapters 2, 9, and 10), it's not primarily a book on being a dad. I think Farrar has his priorities in the right place: you can't be a Good Dad until you are a Good and Godly Man. Then come back and read Farrar's "King Me" or one of the 972 other good books on being a dad.
Really, the book will probably not really give you any new information. So why get it? Because it will reinforce what you knew to be true, and will (perhaps, with God's help) help you to not just be a hearer of the word, but a doer as well.
Time Saver Sep 8, 2008
I really enjoyed the content of Point Man by Steve Farrar. I belong to a small group of leaders that read a book a month to further our leadership. Point Man has been one of my favorites so far. Any man that has a wife, want a wife, have kids or want kids, needs to read this book or listen to the audio discs like I did. I am also in full time ministry as a youth pastor, which anyone knows who is in the ministry, you don't have a whole lot of time. I have to spent most of my reading time in the Word of God, so I gets a little complicated having to read a whole book every month. The CDs helped so much and the narration was very professional and great to listen to.
Dr. Ferrar has a unique gift Jun 18, 2008
Dr. Steve Ferrar has a gift that I have never seen any man have before. He can tell us men what makes us tick and why we do things in a way that makes it so easy to understand. This guy is the real deal and he has had his own struggles. That says to me that he has credibility and can relate to the things that I am facing.
If you ever get a chance to hear Steve speak, make sure you don't miss it. He speaks frequently in Frisco, Texas, not far from Dallas.
Point Man By Steve Farrar. Apr 8, 2008
Point Man is a must read for ALL men. It is timeless and to the point. It is a book on not just being a leader, but being a leader of the family. We need to have more men be accountable for their actions. This book will lead you in your roles as a husband and father. It will help you understand just how important you are to the family. Real men read this book.
Doesn't appeal to me as a Christian family man Mar 18, 2008
From the beginning, the book has a mean spirited undertone with heavy doses of misogyny and homophobia. Some of the child rearing advice given is misguided and perhaps dangerous. For example, a fullly detailed explanantion of sex is recommended for children at the age of six. This advice isn't supported and runs contrary to expert opinion. Other guidance seems misplaced. For example, the heavy emphasis on the evils of pornography and how to avoid it is probably more appropriate for a book aimed at men with addiction in that area. I don't disagree with everything in the book, but the bits of "good" advice are prosaic in nature - read the bible and live accordingly. I think this is common sense to any Christian father. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.