STAND TO - BOOK SUMMARY
Like a soldier awake, alert, ready for action as he responds to the STAND TO call knowing every moment is critical and his engagement is a necessity, so every man must know that he too is being counted on to courageously follow God’s specifically designed purpose and plan for his life.
Men are hardwired for action, and we learn best by doing. STAND TOinvites men to accept personal challenges and live intentional, creed-driven lives in the presence of God (Corum-Deo), under His authority, and for His glory! Too often, silence, apathy, hesitation, or withdrawal from worthy engagements cause a man’s true identity and strength to be suppressed. STAND TO flips this narrative!
In a world driven by performance, popularity, and paychecks, STAND TO begins with an honest and humble ‘look under the hood’ that recognizes fears to be confronted, inevitable wounds from life’s battles that need healing, weaknesses to acknowledge, and fatigue to overcome.
Men will discover from God’s Word our striking resemblance to our Warrior King who has also experienced intense suffering from missional living. This King offers backbone-stiffening courage in the face of fear, strength without compromise, and the model for sacrificial living despite the cost. Knowing our King goes before us in the battles and challenges enables us to confront and overcome them as well.
To this end, each chapter provides men specific ‘courage challenges’ to DO. This is critical! Soldiers in battle are trained and equipped, not for a day at the beach, but they long to courageously engage in the good conflict and move towards the action. Such present and engaged men are needed in their relationships and their significant calling from God. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “ Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you!”