Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $6.38 (40%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Be A Man!: Becoming the M... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Previously Used Copy with Moderate Wear to Covers and Interior. Includes Highlighting, Notes, and Markings. Great Copy that Shows Normal Signs of Wear and Being Handled but a Great Reading Copy.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be Paperback – October 1, 2009

4.8 out of 5 stars 228 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.57
$4.98 $1.06

Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Save up to 40% during Wiley's Summer Savings Event. Learn more.
$9.57 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be
  • +
  • Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will
  • +
  • The Full Armor of God: Defending Your Life From Satan's Schemes
Total price: $30.32
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Larry Richards holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan, a ThM in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religious education and social psychology from Garrett Biblical Seminary and Northwestern University jointly. He has taught in the Wheaton College Graduate School, served as a minister of Christian education, and written over 200 books, including theological works, commentaries, and several specialty and study Bibles. Larry is currently a full-time author and speaker and lives with his wife in Raleigh, North Carolina.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586174037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586174033
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By June A. Klins on November 21, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my son who wanted it, and when it arrived I decided to preview it myself to see if it were appropriate for the other men on my Christmas list. I ordered six more copies! Since then I have ordered three more! The book is great!

This book is very easy reading, as you feel that Fr. Larry is standing right in front of you, talking right to you. He addresses the readers as "gentlemen," but you could substitute your own name very easily to make it seem like Fr. Larry is speaking to you personally.

Fr. Larry substantiates almost everything he says with Scripture. I was impressed to find passages from Scripture on almost every page. Anecdotes - sometimes humorous - and stories from Father's own life, stories and quotes of the saints, popes and other Christians like Billy Graham, all support the point he is trying to make in each chapter. No one could ever accuse this book of being boring!

This book is very practical too. At the end of each of the ten chapters is a list of three tasks to be accomplished, along with three questions for reflection and discussion. At the end of the book the thirty tasks are recapped with checkboxes so you can check them off as you accomplish them.

Although this book was written for men, there are several chapters which could apply to women also. Father admittedly suggests that chapter nine about holiness is not for just men, as we are ALL called to be holy. I also found the chapters about repentance and the Holy Spirit very helpful, as again, women also are called to repent and to live a life in the Holy Spirit. I especially liked Father's explanations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, since many people do not understand those gifts.
Read more ›
2 Comments 83 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Gentlemen,
How many times have you looked around and asked "What in the heck is going on in the world?" There are threats to your masculinity as well as your family around every turn. I submit that these threats must be met by truly Christian men who understand what is at stake and want to do something about it.

Fr. Larry Richards is a masterful speaker and his humor and wisdom make this a must have book for any Christian man. To be a man holds many responsibilities and it can be difficult to maintain a truly Christian life in this crazy mixed up world. With the help of Fr. Larry and the unchanging truths of our Christian faith he will help you to step up and truly BE A MAN!

Our men's group will be using this book as a basis for our ministry and we highly recommend it.
Comment 44 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this book (Kindle version) about a month ago. For me this is not a sit down and read it through in a few days kind of book. It is more of a journey. I have not finished it because there is so much to do in my life because of it. I have always been somewhat of a "radical" Christian, but often misguided. Father Larry takes the radical truth of Christianity, and presents it with wisdom and honor. In every sense this is a book for real men. If you are a guy that just wants to sit on the fence, and not "stand up" and "man up", then Father Larry's message is not for you. On the other hand if you have the guts to face life as it really is. And you have the nerve to see yourself as you really are, and how the living GOD wants you to be. Then get ready, after reading this book you will have not excuse. As others have said, really everyone needs to read this book. But for a man that is looking for spiritual direction this is a must read.

I would also add that this is one of the few books I have ever read that I know I will use as a reference for the rest of my life.
1 Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When was the last time you listened to six hours of a priest's homily in three days--and wished there was more? Well, that's what happens to you at one of the parish missions Fr. Larry puts on across the country; that's how we first encountered him a few years ago. Now, one of the best homilists in America has put it in writing.

You feel Fr. Larry getting to you in the first line of the first chapter: Fr. Larry says you are going to die! But don't get discouraged because by the last chapter he's got you pumped about doing something to help change the world; dying can come later after you get the job done.

What's so compelling about this book is that Fr. Larry is on every page--and, in a way, so are you! Fr. Larry is yelling at you, grabbing you by the collar, pulling, shoving you to Christ; and you're loving it. You'll laugh and you'll cry because he's so down to earth not only about you but himself: "...when I am in the chapel alone...when the God of the universe kicks my butt from one end of the chapel to the other because He loves me and wants me to be holy."

Although the title suggests it's a book for men, there's a lot for women, too, especially in understanding the men in women's lives, and the differences between men and women. (Elizabeth & Richard Gerbracht)
Comment 49 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Fr. Larry Richards book is a must read! After reading the book, one of my sons agreed to take a look at it and his remarks afterward confirmed my feelings as well. "Dad this is one of the best books I have read about our life here on earth". Where is your focus? Is God really number one in your life? I really believe this book could change your life.
Thank you, Fr. Larry.
Comment 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Be A Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: gifts for father to be