Men are not born.
I can imagine what thought may have entered your mind: all men are born because all people are born. It is true that people are born and some are born male. However, being born male and growing up does not automatically bestow the right of manhood on someone.
Becoming a man takes perseverance, love, community, and God. It is this last part where I want to focus. How does God enter the life of a boy who desires to become a man; a godly man.
In the NIV Bible for Men, many men weigh in on matters that may affect the life of a male. From relationships, to work, to developing character, to living for God, all of these qualities take time and effort.
The men who were asked to right on various topics for this Bible, understand the importance of doing things God’s way; the wise way.
This Bible places the Word of God and helpful thoughts by men who practice and make God’s Word the guiding force in their lives. I found articles to be well written and relevant.
The Bible itself if a bit heavy but the articles are worth the weight. I will say that having the articles interspersed within the books of the Bible did get annoying. I would have preferred that the articles be at the end of a book or the end of the Bible. That said, this is not a bad Bible for males in your life and could be useful to spur them onto manhood.
*I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.