Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men Beyond Work, Weather, and Sports

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Zondervan, 2010 - Religion - 189 pages
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'The perfect conversation for men with little to say can be summed up in eight words: 'Can you believe the weather at that game?'' Author Wes Yoder's words are humorous. Yet, beyond the sports and weather chatter and silence that characterize many male conversations, there is brokenness. Emptiness. Shame. That's not funny. For Yoder, addressing the problem is not about planting the flag for one's manhood by joining a mass movement for men, nor is it necessary for men to 'sire a herd or shoot a moose to authenticate their manhood.' Yoder calls disappointed, disenchanted, and lonely men to authenticity. To rediscover joy. To find satisfaction. In Bond of Brothers, men will discover: Why your career and performance at work are not your identity * How to defeat the fears that come to a man in the 'Tough Years' * What to do when you are too worried to forgive or too power-hungry to smile * Why spiritual friendships are the central, life-giving core of all healthy relationships among men. Being present to comfort, to love, to listen, to take a step toward Jesus together in our brokenness ... that is the essence of friendship, Yoder writes. When we invite Jesus into our shared brokenness, he can do the work of remaking what is left of the mess we have made of ourselves. Begin a journey toward authenticity and your true identity here!
  

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User Review  - Amazed by Him - Christianbook.com

Yoder addresses the falseness of western Christianity. Truth and realness is expressed with great eloquence. This book is for any believer wanting to embrace Jesus in truth. Read full review

A bold topic only the courageous will confront!

User Review  - Houseofsolace - Christianbook.com

Having met with varied generations of men myself that'd gloss over real issues in preference for short-lived topics;I find myself nodding in agreement with Wes Yoder on the issues raised in Bond of ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
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3
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Our Need for Help
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A Prayer for Empty
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About Wes Yoder
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Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Raised on a dairy farm in the Amish and Mennonite community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Wes Yoder moved to Nashville in 1973 to work in the music business where he launched the careers of many well-known artists. His projects have included media representation of The Purpose Driven Life and The Shack, and media and literary representation of the #1 New York Times best seller, Mistaken Identity. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC∆s Prime Time, Dateline NBC, CNN Headline News and others. Wes and his wife, Linda, live in Franklin, Tennessee, and have two children and two grandchildren.

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