Both within and outside the church, young men are shaped by a gendered culture which subtly models them into a restrictive identity. There's still a subtle prevailing wisdom that true masculinity involves physical strength and emotional stuntedness.
At the same time, men and women are different, and those differences are important to recognize and understand.
Meanwhile the church often presents Christianity as being male-led but female-targeted, meaning there's a whole mess of assumptions for young men to untangle.
Martin Saunders presents a vision for Christian masculinity, based on the model of Jesus, which pushes past gender stereotypes and moves into the more exciting territory of pursuing passion and purpose. He helps young men to see that it's possible to grow into a 'real man', and have fully engaged emotions and a dynamic relationship with God. Finally, he provides a practical approach to living as a Christian man every day, allowing God into every area of our lives.
Topics include: What the world says about being a man; what the Bible says about being a man; sex and masturbation; money; life online vs offline; friendship and other relationships; ambition, purpose and potential; and developing your spiritual life.