When men get together, it's not always about sports, motorcycles or hunting. In fact, when a group of men gather the weekend of March 13-14, the conversation will revolve around something much more eternal.
But, actually, sports, motorcycles and hunting will be part of the fun, too.
For the 2020 Ignite Men's Impact Weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia, top-name speakers, including college football analyst Tim Tebow and retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, will address those in attendance about godly manhood.
Among them will be Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture, who will speak to the men on Friday evening of the conference about how they can return to the definition that God set forth for manhood—not the one that society has pushed upon men.
"It's no secret there's been a beatdown on men," Clinton writes in Take It Back, "on anything that's masculine, on anything that smacks of testosterone—from the radical push to feminize men to changing the core nature of what it means to be masculine. But God made man for a purpose and a reason. Max Davis and I explore in Take It Back what men have lost, how significant the fight we are engaged in is, and how to step by step take back what we've lost and what we've given away. Take It Back is a book of help, hope and deep encouragement. It's a book anchored in faith that calls men to be men.
"Something is happening," Clinton adds. "Something is stirring—something so significant we can't even wrap our minds around it. It's like a tsunami coming among men. There's fire. There's energy. God is waking the hearts of men to do one thing, to step into this moment, for such a time as this."
For the Ignite event, thousands of men—fathers, sons, brothers, seekers and Christ-followers—will come together to worship God and learn more about the life of true adventure He intends for them. The two-day experience is packed with workshops, exhibits and fun around what men love: hunting, fishing, football, motorcycles, racing, extreme sports and other outdoor activities.
Additional speakers at Ignite include Family Research Council's Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Pastor Jentezen Franklin and "The Bear Man," among others. Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will be in concert, and Zach Clinton will serve as conference host for the event at Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Road in Lynchburg. Learn more at ignitemen.net.
In Take It Back, Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture's redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced and filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, Take It Back empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make Take It Back a perfect resource for men's Bible studies and small groups.
Dr. Tim Clinton is president of AACC, the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk, heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.
Co-authoring Take It Back with Clinton is Max Davis, the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Bible Gateway, and on the Today show and "The 700 Club."
Take It Back will be released on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.
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