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The Manual gives men a pocket-sized, bite-sized daily devotional with a man-sized impact on your day. This slip-it-in-your-jacket size book gives you 60 directly practical Bible devotionals in no more than 5 minutes each. Written by men for men, each devotional includes the text of a few Bible verses, a short and sharp exploration and an intensely personal prayer to get you set for whatever the day brings. It’s the only book you need to carry for a quick, quiet time with God anywhere and everywhere.
Written by Carl Beech – a real man’s man and a few of his equally manly friends, The Manual deals with things that matter to men in words that we need to hear and in a language we understand. This is definitely not a devotional to share with your wife or girlfriend; it’s for you and your day. Recommended by Bear Grylls, and with contributions from bush pilot Bryan J Pill, subjects covered in this first in the series include tough words on the pursuit of success and toxic relationships as well as helpful guidance and reassurance on workplace isolation, risk taking and just surviving the day.
All 60 devotionals of less than 300 words each are undated; so if you miss one you’re not thrown out of sync with the series. This makes The Manual ideal for using only on weekdays, just when you’re out and about or need a pocket devotional for those trying times, those few available moments in a hectic day or that trip takes you away from home. This is book one in a series of four pocket size devotionals that you’ll be glad you had with you in you jacket, briefcase, rucksack or glove box.
The Manual - Book 1 by Carl Beech was published by CWR in June 2012 and is our 2323rd best seller. The ISBN for The Manual - Book 1 is 9781853457692.
Devotional Titles: The Manual Book 1
Active Not Passive, - Submission, - Clockwatching, - Phone A Friend,
Wandering Eyes, - Pink Elephants And The Presence Of Jesus,
Heart Surgery, - Take Captives
Chit Chat, - Kindness, - Iron, - On Guard,
Is Ignorance Really Bliss? - Afraid, - Hope In The Morning,
Nail Your Colours, - Risk Taking, - Pork Pies And Kingdom Living,
Woodbine Willy, - Besieged? - Sometimes You’ve Just To Get Through It
The Endings A Good One, - Embrace The Desert, Fight Back,
Watch Your Back, - Radical, - Known In Hell, - Jesus And A Scum Bag,
Quiet Places, - Prayer And Action – An Explosive Combination,
Where Does Success Come From? - All Hands On Deck,
Expect Opposition, - Persevering While Under Attack, - Bust A Gut,
Where Does Your Strength Come From? - - Is Anybody Out There?
Say What? - Get Some Perspective, - - Nowhere To Run,
Gripped And Guided, Knitting?!? - Men Wear Masks, - A Gutsy Question,
Get Bitter, - Halogen Believers, - - Toxic Lust,
Love ‘Em, Don’t Like ‘Em? - Give Peace A Chance,
Get Your Head Down, - No Pain No Gain,Suffer It
From the back cover: The Manual 1
‘Powerful, personal and relevant – it has helped me a lot to live my faith day by day – Bear Grylls.
‘For men by men, these 60 days of notes are a no-nonsense guide to a man’s walk with God. Carl Beech tackles the tough questions that confront Christian men as they live in the age of pleasure… and pork pies.’
‘Written by Carl Beech, head of Christian Vision for Men (CVM). His goal was to join the armed forces when, at age 18, God called him to fight another kind of battle - the one for the hearts and minds of men.’
Contributors: Andy Frost (Director of Share Jesus International)
Bryn J. Pill (Mission Aviation Fellowship)
Carl Beech: is married to Karen and has two daughters. He’s the leader of CVM (an international men’s movement) and the founder of ‘the code’. Previously a banker, church planter and senior pastor, he is convinced he is a great chef, plays the piano, loves cycling, movies and sci-fi books and caught a record-breaking catfish on the river Ebro in Spain.
Andy Frost: is a surfer living in land locked London. He helps lead a local footie team; is passionate about helping the Church engage with contemporary culture; and runs the missionary organisation Share Jesus International.
Bryan J Pill: is a Bush Pilot, Guernseyman, lover of one wife, owner of one kayak, speaker, father of three great youngsters, am a King’s man. Have the best job in the world that part involves me in short-term flying for Mission Aviation Fellowship, and part gives me the chance to speak about this exciting mission to anyone who will listen.
|Author / Artist||Carl Beech|
|Publisher||CWR (June 2012)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||4th October 2017|