From the Back Cover
"Are men to be strong, tough, and raging? Or compassionate, empathetic, and caring? Ron Clark takes you through biblical and cultural history, providing a thought provoking case for what real manhood is. This book will definitely challenge you to think through whatever paradigms you may have instead of simply accepting the status quo."
--Eric and Jennifer Garcia
Co-founders of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries
"Ron Clark makes a strong, religious case for the strength in gentleness and humility, and adds an urgently needed voice to the call for compassion in a world that too often feels cold and distant."
--Patrick J. Lemmon
Co-founder and former Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape
"Ron Clark is one of the leading voices among male clergy in the struggle to end men's violence against women and children. This book contains all of the qualities of courageous honesty, wisdom, and humility that make him such an effective educator and leader. Women and men---nside and outside of Christian communities--will find great insight and compassionate teaching in these pages."
author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
About the Author
Ron Clark is the preaching minister and lead church planter for the Agape Church of Christ in Portland, OR. Ron teaches adjunct at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, and has his doctorate in ministry from Harding University Graduate School of Religion in Memphis. He has authored numerous articles and chapters in theology and abuse, ministry, as well as Greek and Hebrew studies journals and publications. His books include Setting the Captives Free, Emerging Elders, and the triology Freeing the Oppressed, The Better Way, and Am I Sleeping With the Enemy
. He referees high school wrestling and loves the outdoors. He has served on the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans, and local domestic abuse committees. He and his wife Lori work together at Agape to address abuse, homelessness, sex trafficking, and ministry in their city. They have been married since 1987 and have three sons.