MANOLOGY: My Quest to Understand Biblical Masculinity
In my research for MANOLOGY: My Quest to Understand Biblical Masculinity, I’ve read many books (mainly) and articles online, I’ve watched hours of YouTube videos and interviews on topics ranging from manhood, womanhood, leadership, and sexual differences, and more. I have listened to several audiobooks and talked to many different people about this subject. Every book, audiobook, and person agreed on at least one thing regarding masculinity: we are currently in a crisis. Some may seek to diminish the understanding of masculinity, but most of us still see it as a huge problem – consciously or unconsciously. No one spoke lightly of the issue. Some may have exaggerated it, but none down played it.
We are in a crisis regarding Biblical masculinity. Many say that this is the greatest problem facing our churches, families, and – even governments today. Most attach the blame for many other problems to the lack of masculinity. Some go as far as to blame all other problems on the problem of failed masculinity (maybe too far, I suppose). I will not go into the lists of statistics that record the failures of our culture because so many others have done this so well. Margaret Mead, author of Male and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing World, asserts pointedly, “The central problem of every society is to define appropriate roles for the men.” I will simply agree that there is a problem that is probably much greater than most of us know. This is a large reason for this simple book.