Somewhere along the best way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be puzzled about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It is into this “no man’s land” that New York Times bestselling writer Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man.
In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men have in mind what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the real 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 easy methods to disciple the next generation of men. That is more than a book; it is a movement of men who will settle for nothing lower than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.