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Out of the Wild; Becoming Men on a Mission from God by Matt Lobel
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2006
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1600347657 ISBN13 9781600347658
Availability 126 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 10:41.
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From Modeling to Maturity to Mission Jan 6, 2007
In the last several years, there have been a lot of books written for Christian men about their journey with Christ in this world and the calling that had been given to them. Some have focused on assessing the wounds of the past, others focus on taking on the risks of the future. Out of the Wild's focus is straight forward and insightful by focusing on Christ as the model and what we can learn from his character traits and his life experiences. The first three chapters walk the reader through this conversation that is filled with excellent scripture references and an easy to follow "road map" of what a man can learn from Christ as the ultimate man. It serves as a great foundation to the next part of the book that challenges men to see that salvation is not the end of the road... but merely the beginning. As men move into mature discipleship with Jesus and with one another, they will sense and understand that God has designed for them a mission to carry out. The mission is unique and different for all men, and it involves leading and following. It also involves quiet time and solitude with the Lord and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Matt lays out some excellent tools for men to use to discover, plan for and engage in the mission that God has for them.
The most enjoyable part of the book for me was the chapter that addresses "brothers"... their types, finding the right ones, investing in them and truly understanding the roles that they play. Few books address this area in detail, but Out of the Wild nails it. This section is so crucial for men to see, as we tend to be the "Lone Rangers" in many areas of our lives and relationship building with other men at a deep level is rare and something to be cherished. Matt gives great counsel in this area and provides great insight, along with a plethera of excellent scripture references, on the importance of praying about, finding and investing in a "band of brothers", not simply for one's own selfish notion, but to be a part of God's master plan and integrate into the life stories of other followers of Jesus. What he speaks about is what we are striving for at [...]