Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you said wow, I needed that, and then you paused and said a few years ago? That is about how I felt after reading The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard D. Phillips. In this book, Phillips methodically lays out a Biblical theology of being a God honoring man, beginning with the dominion mandate and flowing into every sphere of life. I am excited about using this book as a study help as my son grows up and I labor to see him prepared to be the man God has called him to be. I also think that this book can be a valuable tool for a father who is teaching his daughter the kinds of things that are nonnegotiable in her future husband.
Thoughts on Richard Phillips’ book The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men