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The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of A Godly Man Paperback – August 9, 2004

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Since 1974, men around the world have practiced the biblical teaching in this book to live by God’s terms. Now you can follow in their footsteps to reach God’s standards as a father, a husband, and a mentor to other men—and Gene Getz tells you how to make the grade. True masculinity isn’t measured by strength but by these 20 biblical guidelines drawn from the apostle Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. With ideas for real-life applications and words of inspiration, here is Gene’s greatest work— fully rewritten and updated to speak in the most practical terms to men from every generation.

About the Author

DR. GENE GETZ is senior pastor at Fellowship Bible Church North in Plano, Texas. After serving as a Bible college and seminary professor, Gene became involved in planting Fellowship Churches. More than 30,000 people currently attend the Dallas churches he has started, while even more Fellowship Churches span the globe. Gene is the author of more than 50 books, the host of the 15-minute daily radio program Renewal and the director of the Center for Church Renewal. Gene and Elaine Getz reside in Texas.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Regal; Revised edition (August 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830734953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830734955
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Gene Getz, Host and teacher of Renewal Radio, is the Chairman Emeritus for CCBT and has been a Senior Pastor, Professor and author of more than 60 books. He has been a church-planting pastor in the Dallas Metroplex since 1972 and has served as an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gene is President of the Center for Church Renewal and serves as Pastor Emeritus of Chase Oaks Church (formerly Fellowship Bible Church North) in Plano, Texas.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By MOTU Review on December 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Measure of a Man is a 1974 book on Christian living by Gene A. Getz. Here, Getz briefly explores twenty criteria for godly character listed by Paul in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Paul was writing with respect to church leaders, and Getz is specifically addressing men, but the principles here are for all Christians.

In The Measure of a Man, Getz has devoted one chapter to each of Paul's twenty criteria. These are short chapters: three to six pages discussing the characteristic followed by a couple pages of self-evaluation questions and ways to improve. What Getz has to say is generally good, but brief; it's enough to make the open-minded reader consider his behavior, but for serious growth in most any of these areas, the reader will want to move on to other, more in-depth resources, and perhaps, in some cases, counseling.

Theologically, The Measure of a Man is has no major red flags. Getz has obvious fundamentalist/Pentecostal beliefs, but there's nothing discussed here that should turn off Christians of other flavors. And since nothing here is explored in terribly great depth, the book's ecumenical appeal is undamaged.

The Measure of a Man is a short, fast read that should, at the least, inspire some self-reflection in any Christian who's honest with himself.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Price on March 13, 2011
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I purchased this book as part of an effort to start a men's bible study group. I must say, I can't keep copies. It is simple in concept and scripturally based. Every turn of the page is filled with a moment that makes you go aha, hmmm, or ouch. The book also includes questions that make for good bible study discussion questions and challenge each participate to engage their own efforts to be Godly.

If you are starting a Men's Bible study or are new to spiritual leadership, I strongly encourage this book. The only caveat is that you must engage each chapter's challenges. Each chapter will challenge you to work on those areas where you may have spiritual weaknesses. It will require an honest assessment of your spiritual strengths and challenges and provide directions to take as part of your growth and progress. If you are ready for that challenge, or are starting a Men's Bible Study or have men new to ministry or leadership, this is a good book. Buy lots of copies though.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By George J. Law on April 24, 2010
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Should be required reading and study for all men who have ever wondered what in this life they should be. This guide full of instruction and study is based on principals of manliness contained within the word of truth. If you believe that the Bible is the infallible written word of God. Then what Gene Getz has discerned from scripture and presented here is an acceptable way to developed into the kind of man that would, when put into practice, bring glory to God.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ray Timmerman on November 15, 2012
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This a simple, yet very profound work about what is involved in being a Godly man. I don't believe any Christian man ever grows to the point that he does not need a few reminders about how to live. I know that I certainly benefit from such teaching. I've been a Christian since I was 14 and have heard a lot about Christian manhood. This work is as good as any on the topic. It is well worth reading and would work well in a Bible study for men.
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23 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 1999
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This book is one of the best books concerning Christian men that I've ever read. It outlines the attributes necessary for us as men required to be all the Lord requires of us. A must reading for all Christian men.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By piratesmvp04 on August 4, 2014
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Really good book for learning how to be a Godly Man. Gene Getz addresses many of the common issues facing men today ranging from sexuality to witnessing to nonbelievers. Very good read. The only reason I don't give this book 5 stars is because most of the book seems to be geared towards men who are already married. There's not much focus towards singles and young guys. I am aware that Gene has another book called The Measure of a Young Man which I am interested in reading, but it still would have been nice if he had perhaps put some more things in there for guys like me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Gilmore on January 30, 2012
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Besides a few minor disagreements, this book was a helpful overview of the characteristics qualifying a man to be an elder/overseer or deacon. Besides the requirement "able to teach" the rest of the qualifications are commanded of all Christians elsewhere in the New Testament. This is a good book for the (young) men in a church to go through.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Henry on February 24, 2008
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The Measure of a Man is a fast read that expands on the characteristics of a leader mentioned in Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Together with the workbook and video series on the topic, I believe it enhances our growth as Christian men and moves us along our journey toward becoming the men God created us to be.
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