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Play the Man

Becoming the Man God Created You to Be
Narrated by: Mark Batterson
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

Play the man. Make the man.

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, and relationships and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no-man's-land" that New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: Play the man.

In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man". Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men who will put God first, family second, and career third.

This is more than an audiobook; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the men and the fathers God has destined them to be.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Invaluable Guidance for Fathers and men

Easy to listen and understand, yet refreshing and thought provoking ideas and concepts about the seven virtues of manhood; calling forth the man in your son; the real role of the real church...

I especially enjoyed where the author shared some details about the discipleship covenant and rite of passage he designed for his sons.

I generally find american accents slightly leas pleasant to listen to, but nevertheless, I could hear passion and enthusiasm and sometimes urgency in the voice of the narrator (also author). And the Audible App alows you to vary the playback speed to your liking.

Brothers, friends, it was a blessing to me!

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No one thought me how to be a man

We can't use that excuse anymore. In this book we now have a great opportunity & roadmap on how to partner with God to bring up exceptional sons & daughters. We need more books like this & most of all, the courage & perseverance to execute this in Jesus name. Amen

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  • Jason centoni
  • 18-02-19

A bunch of Humble boasting and try harder

I rarely write reviews but Mark has dropped the ball in this book. Even going so far as to say that it was Christ will power that kept Him on the Cross. Our will power is not on will call which means Christ didn't have the will power on His own. But you may say Jesus was God sure He had will power to stay on the Cross …..Your forgetting He emptied Himself .Therefore How did Jesus endure the cross?? Kenosis not will power. The book is filled with you can do more you can make if you try harder you can blah blah blah Honestly Ive heard so much of this from Olsteen ,Jakes ,Furtick Im tired of it . We need the Holy Spirit not will power. aSad very sad to see Mark take a turn for the worst following the main stream

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  • Evan C Thomas
  • 06-02-19

must have for men

Greatness, listening at real eye opener how would definitely follow some suggestions that I heard in this book so I can be a better father and better man and one day of better husband

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  • Jeremy Patton
  • 30-01-19

Great God center reminder of the responsibility!!

Why stay the man the world intended. Become the man God intended. Partner beside Him to teach and lead the next generation, then the next if we are here that long.

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  • Skye Dahl
  • 22-09-18

For all fathers & husbands out there

Mark delivers many practical tips combined with historical examples of “real men” & what that means in today’s society. Also a step by step for those dealing with teens. Great addition for any father and husband looking to become a better man

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  • Virginia Brandhorst
  • 27-08-18

excellent read, I recommend every man read it!

excellent read, I recommend to every man read it especially if you were bringing up children, this book will relight the fire of being a man, man of the house, man of your family and community.
#playtheman

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  • Robert
  • 09-08-18

Good book

I like the book, very much like wild at heart. Definitely gave some good challenges and goals for dads with kids, especially boys.

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  • Ryan G
  • 09-08-18

Want Man Guidelines?

If you are a young man who wants to know how to be a man and a father, or a man and a father who wants to know how to do your job as a man and father better, this is the book for you. Mark Batterson is a very good example of what it means to recognize you're not doing what you should and then beginning to do it. he doesn't claim to be perfect, but he does have some amazing examples and sets an amazing example himself. This book is highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-18

Must read for father's!

Just what our culture is missing...a book about raising/building up MEN of God for our future!

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  • willie thomas
  • 31-05-18

Inspiration at it’s best!

When I was listening to the book Mr Batterson was making so many awesome quotes, I wanted to highlight or write them down. So I ordered the hardcover.

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  • Chip Williams
  • 24-03-18

If there is book for all God Fearing And Loving Men this it!

To be able to put into word how I feel about my boys and put into a guidepost to play all in with them and their walk with Christ is amazing.

Can’t want to plan and experience my boys walk of passage into manhood!

God is good!!