Friday, June 05, 2009

Hero: Becoming the Man Women Want by Fred and Jason Stoeker

At long last! The perfect book for single Christian men! Success is virtually guaranteed; just follow this one easy step. Purity.

It’s what women want.

In their eye-opening book, “Hero”, Fred and Jasen Stoeker, with Mike Yorkey, show the reader the secret to winning the heart of a godly woman. But it’s not so simple. In truth, it’s a daily battle. And it’s the time spent in the crucible of suffering that makes you a man. Jasen, whose first kiss came at the altar wrote, “A kind God must ask us to struggle or He isn’t kind at all. There is no other way for you to grow in God, and there are no easy steps into manhood.”

In a society soaked with sexual images, innuendo, and overt displays of debauchery, purity is a quest for only the most heroic. But isn’t heroism passé? Aren’t heroes only in history books and movies? Who cares? You say, “I’ll never measure up, I’ll never make it.”

But God cares. And Jasen Stoeker measured up.

In “Hero”, the authors fill the pages with short anecdotes about themselves and the people they have known, and how impurity in its various forms has bankrupted relationships. Fred Stoeker shares with readers his mother’s heartache over her husband’s infidelity and her charge for him to be a “man”. Though he was not perfect, the lessons he learned lived vicariously through Jasen- God’s success story.

They pack the chapters with verses of scripture to support their positions and give life to the godly truths concerning dating, sexual purity, and women. Modern notions about “what women want” are debunked with alacrity, but it’s not until I read what Jasen’s wife, Rose, wrote that the thrust of the book really sunk in.
What do women want?

Consider her words concerning that age old question: “She just wants someone who loves Jesus and who is living his life for Him. I admit these are rare qualities in men these days, but they’re irresistible nonetheless-at least to girls like me…Most of all, those qualities make you absolutely worthy of a pure, godly woman who’s nuts about you! That’s what we want in a man.”

Single men should gird themselves with prayer and reading of the Word as they study this book. Without these ingredients, they will fall short. This aim is not for the weak-willed, but it is apropos for all Christian men seeking a godly wife, and certainly timely. And single men in their heroic journey should always keep the prize in mind: Purity.

It’s what women want.

Be a Hero.

Reviewed by Scott Higginbotham

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1400071097
ISBN-13: 9781400071098
To learn more about Fred Stoeker, his ministries, and his books visit Fred Stoeker You will not be disappointed.

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