With a mega-church pastor and a football player as the authors, I expected a bigger win. The Real Win: A Man’s Quest for Authentic Success has the all of right ingredients, but somehow when the plate is put on the table, it seems like something is missing.
Having said that, the authors do a good job of defining winning, and helping the reader to realize that the things that we might think matter, are really only temporary, and usually don’t have an eternal impact. Then they set out to show us what the real win involves, and how to make the difference that really matters.
It takes more than what the world might call a success to make the kind of man that God is interested in raising up, and it was a painful reminder to read several of the chapters and see where I could and should be doing a much better job.
Idols and temptations get in the way of our having a real relationship with God, and then there are the things that we’re not doing – men are not leading their families like God has ordained, we forget that God is still God even when we’re at work, and how are we really doing at loving our wives like Christ loved the church.
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