I have been having different conversations with many different men who are looking for good books to supplement their reading that will challenge their thinking and push them to become better men. I love to read and for the most part have been able to sustain a good reading schedule. There are many books that I have read but I would like to recommend to you the best of them that are worth your time to go and read.
The books are broken down into three main categories of books, they are for – Men who are Fathers, Men who are Husbands and Men Pursuing Jesus Christ.
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Books for Men who are FATHERS
By Robert Lewis
I used this to prepare much of The Standard of a Man. This is a critical book for father’s with boys of any age. The sooner you read this book the better.
By Rick Johnson
This book was the first that I read and I have given this book out to numerous men. This taught me the necessity of everything that I wanted to push towards where as the above book by Lewis showed me how to do it.
By Ron Mehl
This guy wrote each of his sons their own book pushing them to become who they were. Each book had some similarities but each also had great variety. This may be hard for some to do but it is a great idea to see how he left his sons a legacy.
By Robert Wolemuth
This is for Fathers with daughters. My wife and I are expecting our first daughter and it seems that there are way fewer books about daughters then sons for Fathers. This one is worth your time and attention if you are looking for something in this area.
Books for Men who are Husbands
By Gary Thomas
This book is not just my recommendation. It comes highly recommended by pastors all over the place. If you are looking to build your marriage in any way - GET THIS BOOK. I think that covers it. You get it right – Buy this book!
By John Piper
This book is perfect to describe the differences between the sexes, roles and help you see how the Bible defines true Manhood and Womanhood. A cross between helping you pursue manhood and marriage according to the Bible.
By Stu Weber
Here is a book that will help you focus on your responsibility not on the blame of what your wife is doing right or wrong. Weber is a fabulous author. The truth is anything you pick up with his name on it will be worth reading. All I have read I have loved.
By Jim George
This is the first book I read as I started pursuing being the husband my wife needed. I highly recommend this as a book if you are just looking to start the journey. It does not cover everything but is a great starting point as you begin the journey.
Books for Men Pursuing Jesus Christ
By Jerry Bridges
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read that helps us understand what it means to pursue Jesus Christ in our daily lives. This was a book I read before Bible College and now with a Master’s, it is still one of my favorites.
By C.J. Mahaney
Truth is I need to read this again. Yes! It is that good – and I lack what it teaches that much. This is a spectacular book and if you pay attention it will change your life. I think out of all my struggles this is the one I need to read on the most.
By Andy Stanley
Everything from Stanley is solid. He is a great teacher as well as author. This book helps you map out how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Take the truths in this book and apply them to manhood and you will be well on your way.
By Mark Driscoll
OK lets not act like sex is not an issue. Married or not. This is one of the best books on the topic from all angles regarding Biblical sex and the ramifications of sexual sin. Click here if you want to grab the Free E-Book Version. (The link is legit, no worries.)
What are your Favorites?
Here is the deal, straight and simple, I love to read and if I were to recommend some reading for any guys these would be in the list I would put before you. I am always looking for new books and recommendations from other guys as well. That said, PLEASE SHARE any good titles that you have read that would help me as well as anyone else that visits Intentional Influence.