Batterson – PLAY THE MAN

I know some of my more anti circular friends don’t like Batterson. Cease and desist from reading on if that’s you – nothing to see here.

Mark Batterson has knocked it out of the part with Play the Man – Becoming the Man God created You To Be (Baker Books).

“Jack, ain’t you a big long-in-the-teeth to be reading a book like this?”

Absolutely not. Whether I have a week, a year, a decade or decades left..I want to 2 Peter 3.18…and books like this may help me along the journey.

God is God of all. To include manhood. Perhaps you have arrived; I’ve not.

So I read this book with great anticipation, and have received wise counsel from it.

I resonate with this quote, “…Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. Jesus died to make us dangerous.”

He continues a bit later, “The will of God isn’t an insurance plan. The will of God is a dangerous plan.”

I don’t want to give you too much of the book; I want you…as a man of any age…to get and read the book. Then heed it.

If you purchase it by utilizing the link below, I get a few cents…


Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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