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About the Author

Mark Atteberry is the award-winning author of eleven books.  He has been the preaching minister of Poinciana Christian Church in Kissimmee, Florida since 1989.  A popular speaker, he has preached and led workshops at countless churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats.  He is married to Marilyn, his high school sweetheart.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785264477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785264477
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I started preaching while still in Bible college, and am still at it more than three decades later. In 2003, God gave me the writing career I've always dreamed of, which added a whole new dimension to my life and ministry. Balancing two professions (pastor and author) isn't always easy, but I enjoy the challenge. Thankfully, I'm surrounded by a great supporting cast, including my wonderful wife, Marilyn, a great literary agent (Lee Hough), and a happy church family.

Our daughter, Michelle, made us grandparents for the first time this spring ('06). Little Alyssa Nicole Messina is on her way to a wonderful life. I mean, really. On her 6-week birthday she toured Busch Stadium in St. Louis with her grandpa. Now that's what I call getting off to a good start in life!

People often ask about my sax playing. I'm no Charlie Parker, but I've been sucking on reeds for almost forty years. I am a jazzer at heart, and am blessed to have the opportunity to play in the Poinciana Christian Church worship band every Sunday.

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By Gavin on December 13, 2003
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Wow! what an awkward name for a book. but it really is kinda like that. A summary of this book is the 12 things that can drag a man down in his leadership in the home, in Church, and his relationship with God. (In my eyes.) These 12 points are taken from the character of Samson, and his weak personality traits that led him to his undoing.
Mixed in as well are some rather humorous stories, and some hard hitting ones as well. Not only this, but the pages of this book are backed up by scripture (be wary of the Christian book that doesnt!) I would suggest this book for anyone who is tired of falling in the same sins, that seem stuck, or just want to be better men (or women) I remember reading this for the first time, and then after I was done with a chapter, I had to go, "Wow God, is this me?" It was a true growing experience, and even now when I read it, I get cool new stuff. Good book.
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right now....But I wholeheartedly recommend all Christians pick this one up..men and women alike. It's true Atteberry has a style of writing that grabs the readers attention. In the same style as Lucado, he is able to relate on all levels and all experiences we have in this life and tie it into the experiences the scriptures show happened before. What can also be felt though this book are the Leadership undertones essential in anyone who leads or manages people. I am currently recommending it to Managers in my place of work...Christian and non Christian alike...Pick it up...it's hard to put down! YBIC
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The Samson Syndrome by Mark Atteberry (Minister at Poinciana Christian Church) is a thoroughly "user friendly" self-help book for Christians (especially Christian Men), concerning the lessons that can be learned from the Strongest Man of Biblical Old Testament lore. Cautioning against errors common to the strong (including the tendency to use anger as a tool, take too much for granted, or lose sight of the big picture), The Samson Syndrome is profound in both its universally applicable advice and in its encouragement of a Christian faith in God.
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I feel this book is very interesting in that it offers insight and direction concerning the thoughts and behavior of men. It offers a God center showing that there is a way to avoid the pitfalls that many of us often blindly fall into. Great reading, insight and challenging.
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I was introduced to this book from a neighbor that invited me to his men's Bible study. After showing it to the pastor of my church, he found the book worthy enough of a book to purchase just from skimming over it because of the study questions for each chapter is in the end of the book to allow for open discussion after each session. Although my pastor suggested that the book of Judges should be read first before reading this book, I was one that read this book first before reading the book of Judges. I also had watched the 1949 movie Samson & Delilah to help understand the story.

I have found that Mark Atteberry does a great job of analyzing scripture for lay people like me that sometimes doesn't get what scripture says. Mark addresses the trials in Biblical days that are similar to today and helped me to understand that even though Samson had physical strength, he still lacked the strength and wisdom to do God's will. The book had defined and identified that Samson's weaknesses were no different than any man of today.

Although I was not in total agreement with everything written in the book of his suggestions that will fit every man that reads this book, I did learn about the constant effort to become a better Christian in life by using Samson as a great example of a man with a God given strength even had weaknesses no different than any other man or even a woman of today. Mark Atteberry uses Biblical verses to help justify his suggestions of learning to be a better follower of Christ.

The part I wish Mark Atteberry could have expounded more on was the trials of single men or dealing with overly aggressive males that want to rule the world by crushing anyone that gets in the way like co-workers or authority figures. The book seemed to focus too much on married men dealing with their wives. This the reason I had to give this book a four star rather than a five star rating.
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“The Samson Syndrome – What You Can Learn From the Baddest Boy in the Bible” by Mark Atteberry was a kick to my gut. Samson was chosen by God, and given the call to deliver God’s chosen people. Samson couldn’t succeed in that mission because of his own ego in the way.

Atteberry breaks down the book into twelve tendencies for the present day man. Each tendency is broken down into a chapter and back with scriptural reference. Also each tendency is given a familiar story of those strong men in your lives (including yourself). As the book boasts, “Written in a compassionate, funny, and practical style, The Samson Syndrome offers readers powerful ideas for making sure they use their greatest strengths to honor God in every situation.”

A few of the tendencies discussed:
• Strong Men Tend to Disregard Boundaries
• Strong Men Tend to Struggle with Lust
• Strong Men Tend to Ignore Good Advice
• Strong Men Tend to Have Big Egos
• Strong Men Tend to Take too Much for Granted

Also included in the back of the book is a study guide and some discussion questions that help aid in identifying some of these issues in your life.

I really enjoyed the book and took my time reading it. I would recommend it to mostly young men, but women could also take some knowledge and wisdom from it. Pick up a copy because it is a worthwhile read and you won’t be disappointed.

I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

This review was originally posted on BattleBornNV website.
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