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MANHOOD:Navigating the Mind Fields
by: Peter O. Pritchard

List Price: $11.99
ISBN-13: 978-088270-479-1
Format: Softcover
105 Pages


Today's Christian men are bombarded with sexual temptations from the Internet, television, movies, and the whole sensually explicit culture. In Manhood: Navigating the Mind Fields, Peter Pritchard offers thirty-one daily devotional readings for men seeking victory over temptation and concerned with producing lives of greater purity of thought and action.
Unlike many 365-day devotional books, this series of thirty-one men's devotionals may be read in one month or repeated monthly around the year.

Male mental and moral purity requires personal and constant devotion to God, a deep commitment to the Scriptures, and a conscious decision to bring the mind under subjection to Jesus Christ.

The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, which is used in one of the devotionals, has become a metaphor for the spiritual and behavioral struggle in many men's lives. Much as Joseph resisted the brazen propositions of Potiphar's wife, today's Christian men must resist sexual temptation and learn to say, "How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" (Genesis 39:9).

Peter Pritchard has been an executive recruiter for over twenty years, and has concurrently been a servant-leader in the church as a deacon, elder, and associate pastor. Since receiving Christ at age fourteen, he has always had a burden for bringing others to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In 1999, he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio, and was ordained to the ministry the following morning. He and his wife Junie were married in 1981 and have four children.

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Out of 1351 Pastors, 54% of them have viewed internet pornography in the last year, and 30% within the last 30 days. (according to Rick Warren's Pastors.com survey in March 2002.)

Alchua, FL - July 1, 2008: We see it at the movies, on TV, it is invading our homes and churches, its PORNAGRAPHY. A subject many will no touch, but the demand for instruction on how to be delivered from pornography has never been more needed.

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY poll in October 2003, suggests 47% of families admitted pornography is a problem in their home. Roger Charman of Focus on the Familiy's Pastoral Ministries reports that approximately 20% of the calls received on their Pastoral Care Line are for help with issues such as pornography and complusive sexual behavior. More disturbing than that is a 2000 Christianity Today survey found that 37%of pastors said pornography is a "current struggle" of theirs.

Peter Pritchard, in this thirdy-one day devotional, clearly guides any man (or woman) who want to overcome their lustful temptations. Thses devotional readings are targeted to men seeking victory over temptation. Manhood: Navigating the Mind Fields will guide the reder to " clearly identify the temptations of "Potiphar's wife" in his own life; adfend himself against those temptations through a deep commitment to the Scriptures; subject his mind to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.

FIRST DAY After 2 1/2 pages of the devotional time there are a few questions to ask yourself. Here they are:

1. How did Joseph resist Potiphar's wife when she invited him to come to bed with her?
2. What temptations in society today assume a role that is similar to the seductiveness of Potifphar's wife?
3. Against whom would Joseph have sinned had he gone to bed with Potiphar's wife?
4. What important question should you ask yourself when you are tempted sexually?
5. What are your sexually temptations?

All this to get you thinking about yourself, society,your walk with the Lord and how He Loves you and wants you whole. There is HOPE!

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