Men look up to the guys who can take a hit and keep going. We respect the fighter who picks himself up off the canvas after a knock-out punch and hangs in until the final bell. The quarterback who gets blindsided but doesn't fumble the ball earns our approval. Physical toughness like this is admirable, but it takes more than guts to become the men God made us to be, especially when the struggles we face are personal and close to the heart.
The difficulty of emotional pain and spiritual setbacks is of a much different sort than any physical challenge. Many of us men are not comfortable or well-equipped to grapple with them. Tony Evans gives us the kind of advice and inspiration we need to battle on through the most difficult circumstances.
Drawing from the lives of Moses, David, Joseph, Jonah, and other biblical men who faced the worst–Evans pulls men out of their brokenness and declares, “No more!” No more falling short of being the man God desires you to be for any reason. Evans shows that the struggles faced yesterday and today are the very same tools God is using to make us better men for tomorrow.
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Tony Evans is Senior Pastor of Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, president of The Urban Alternative, chaplain for the Dallas Mavericks, and a widely-syndicated radio broadcaster. He graduated from Dallas Theology Seminary, where he was the first African-American to receive a doctorate in theology.
Dr. Evans’ Urban Alternative ministry seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America, and his radio broadcast, “The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans” airs in more than 500 outlets in the United States and over 40 countries.