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No More Excuses (10th Anniversary Edition): Be the Man God Made You To Be [Kindle Edition]

Tony Evans , Bill McCartney
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Men look up to the guys who can take a hit and keep going. We respect the fighter who picks himself up off the canvas after a knock-out punch and hangs in until the final bell. The quarterback who gets blindsided but doesn't fumble the ball earns our approval. Physical toughness like this is admirable, but it takes more than guts to become the men God made us to be, especially when the struggles we face are personal and close to the heart.

The difficulty of emotional pain and spiritual setbacks is of a much different sort than any physical challenge. Many of us men are not comfortable or well-equipped to grapple with them. Tony Evans gives us the kind of advice and inspiration we need to battle on through the most difficult circumstances.

Drawing from the lives of Moses, David, Joseph, Jonah, and other biblical men who faced the worst, Evans pulls men out of their brokenness and declares, "No more!" No more falling short of being the man God desires you to be for any reason. Evans shows that the struggles faced yesterday and today are the very same tools God is using to make us better men for tomorrow.



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About the Author

Tony Evans serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, and as the chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He is also founder and president of the Urban Alternative, a national organization working toward spiritual renewal in urban America. He can be heard daily on radio stations worldwide and is a featured speaker with Promise Keepers.


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  • File Size: 607 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1581347839
  • Publisher: Crossway Books; 10th Anniversary Edition edition (April 7, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026IUOVO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to make a difference January 3, 2002
By Harvey
Format:Hardcover
Heard any of these lately:
"It's too late."
"I don't have time."
"It's her fault."
"I don't think it's worth it."
"I own it."
"I can't help myself."
Excuses, excuses, that somewhere along the way, we have used them. It is time that as men we stop making excuses and remove them from our vocabulary. It seems that when we are confronted with something we don't like or someone points out the real truth about us our response is an excuse, we don't accept the blame because we are men. But in reality because we are men we should accept the responsibility of our past, present and future actions.
Author Tony Evans says all the excuses in the world don't change the fact that God has given men certain responsibilities in the home, church, and community, and the only way they can fulfill them is to stop rationalizing and turn to God for what they need.
Nearly every excuse a man can utter about something he addresses each of them throughout the 18 chapters. Evans pretty much hits them all on the head with chapters on feeling worthless, allowing for immorality, clock-punching, playing the lone ranger, business as usual, etc.
In addition to being inclusive on the subject, Evans keeps the tone and vocabulary that have made him a popular speaker for Promise Keeper events and on a daily radio program broadcast worldwide from Dallas where he serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. He also speaks regularly at crusades, conventions, and Bible conferences around the globe. He doesn't care what race or nationality a man may be, what he cares about are the issues that affect every man.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the Book That Is Getting Rave Reviews December 3, 1999
Format:Hardcover
Everytime I sit down on the train or ride the bus someone is always looking at the front cover and asking me how the book is or is it a good book. I can bareley read a page before I get tapped on the shoulder and start talking about the book. Today I must have talked to 10 people before I got thru five pages. No More Excuses is a very inspiring book. From No More Hiding Behind The Past to No More Dabbling In Defiance, I wiil be like the Flying Prophet and pass the book on to as many men that i possibly can. Keep on writing these blessed books so that I can keep on reading them. May the Lord be with you
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read December 16, 1999
Format:Hardcover
This book truly takes God's calling of spiritual leadership and integrity of manhood to the level that it needs to be! T.Evans gets a slow start but gets up to speed as stays there as he takes you "to the hoop" with biblical examples and practical applications of changing your life for God and your family. From dealing with the past and bad examples to lust and homosexuality, this book keep me wanting to read more that my men's group had scheduled for that week :-). If you are a man, you must read this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This book clearly helped me to identify that there are 'No More Excuses' for not becoming the man God made me to be. Dr. Evans puts the focus on being a man of God in one book which is biblically based. There are times we want to find the specifics of being a man of God and do not know every situation, every person, every reference of a man who looked to and depended on God to become more like Jesus. I thank God for this book, which has helped me to focus on looking to God to use me to become who He would have me to be. I have bought and given this book to 3 other men, who are believers in Christ.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent September 1, 2008
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book. I bought it for my teenage son and he loved it so much, he has asked for more books by this author. The author's straightforward, no nonsense approach to life in general is excellent. I would recommend this book for any male, young and old alike. It will open your eyes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No More Excuses, No More Shortfalls April 24, 2008
By E
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a must read. I understand it is 10 years old but when you read it you forget that. It is relevant to the life we live today. Tony explores all the excuses we (men) use as to why we are not good husbands, fathers, friends etc. Tony crushes all of those excuses using the only book that really matters, the Bible. The Biblical references is what makes this book so powerful. It is one thing to read a book where someone is telling you how they made it through hard times. Most of us will read those types of books and think it does not pertain to me personally. However Tony gave Biblical examples that far exceed any struggles we have ever had in life. One of the examples is of Joseph and how he was imprisoned for all those years. Prison in Biblical times are far worse than they are today despite what stories we hear from those who have been. This book is a life changer, if you open your eyes, ears and hearts to it. It is truly inspriational and I recommend this book to every MAN to read. There is so much I want to write about this book, but I do not want to give it away. There is no excuse in this life for any shortfalls we have. If you read this book I guarantee you will find that whatever you say is holding you back is minor compared to what is in the Bible. So read this book and throw your excuses out the door.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No More Excuses
I purchased this book for my husband and he stated that it was very informative and you recommend to other men. This is a goodread.
Published 1 month ago by Ethel Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book!!!
Published 1 month ago by Tony Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST WHAT THE TITLE SAYS
GIVEN AS A GIFT TO MALES IN MY LIFE. THEY TOLD ME THAT I COULDN'T HAVE GIVEN A BETTER GIFT TO THEM.
Published 1 month ago by G. T. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to take responsibility
This book is a must read for all men of all ages and all races. If men would stand up and be the man that God has called us to be our children would have mentors to look up to in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Minister A
5.0 out of 5 stars A man's must have
This book is scriptures based and has examples of practical situations. It will transform your way of living this life on earth as a TRUE worshiper of God through Jesus with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charles Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Evans is right on as he guides us men ...
Tony Evans is right on as he guides us men in looking at who we are and who we need to be as men after God's own heart.
Published 2 months ago by James Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Awesome job...
Published 3 months ago by Patrick Harden
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great! Could read it ten times A DAY!
Published 3 months ago by Ra'Shaud Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Accept the challenge. Step up!
Published 3 months ago by Dustoff Pilot 68
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE ALL DR. TONY EVAN'S BOOKS
Always buying this anointed author's book over & over again for a gift to give to someone seeking purpose in life. It always blesses!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Carolina Girl
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