The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men

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There is a crying need in the church today for men to be men. But competing visions for what a man is to be some growing out of popular culture and others arising from flawed teaching in the church are exacerbating the problem.

Rev. Richard Phillips believes it is possible to cut through all of this confusion by consulting the Bible. Only in the pages of Scripture, he asserts, can men find a clear explanation of their God-given roles as leaders, husbands, fathers, and churchmen. Beginning in Genesis, Phillips shows that God commissioned Adam to work and tend the Garden of Eden. In these twin tasks, he perceives a template for manhood, one that, when carried out with diligence, provides dignity to men, service to mankind, and glory to God. He then goes on to show that men are called to lead, to love their wives, to discipline their children, and to serve the church of Jesus Christ.

Here is biblical exposition of the most practical sort teaching that reveals not only what men are to think, but what they are to be.


  • Man in the Garden
  • The Masculine Mandate
  • Man's Sacred Calling to Work
  • Man as the Image of God
  • Man as Shepherd-Lord
  • God's Astonishing Design for Marriage
  • Marriage Cursed and Redeemed
  • To Work: The Discipling of Children
  • To Keep: The Discipline of Children
  • Men in Friendship
  • The Masculine Mandate in the Church
  • Servants of the Lord


  • Questions for Reflection and Discussion
  • Notes
  • Index if Scripture
  • Index of Subjects and Names


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