I want to help men learn how to learn from each other. This used to be a common concept, but in our current climate we are raising a generation of young men who have no direction. I believe we can change that. I believe we must.
Kent Evans is the co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men. Kent has personally experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life. He struggled with the divorce of his parents when he was a teen. Kent vowed to change his own narrative. He leaned on a community of men that challenged him to understand the concepts of Biblical manhood. Now, blessed with a solid, 20-year marriage and four sons (and plans to adopt a fifth), his passion is to encourage men to learn from one another and help fathers build the next generation of godly men.
Kent has spent the past 5 years developing Manhood Journey, a small group program for fathers and their sons that can help fathers be intentional and engaged. It is a non-denominational, Bible-based approach to building young men through the discipleship and mentorship of fathers. It features guided Biblical discussion with fun, hands-on, interactive activities. Men can include other young men in their lives – nephews, neighbors or friends.
Manhood Journey is a ministry partner with Trail Life and Southeast Christian Church based in Louisville, Ky.
Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From the Men Around You
For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway? But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys.
I have tried to surround myself with these wise guys. They’ve shown me all the back roads on the way to wisdom. I will show you how to gather life-enriching truth from the guys in your own circle.
“The Bible clearly encourages Christians to seek after wisdom and surround themselves with godly
friends and mentors. As Proverbs states, we can only truly flourish with “an abundance of counselors” (Prov 11:14). Wise Guys is a careful and clear treatment of the role godly counselors play in the lives of Christians. For those who want to grow in maturity and wisdom, Evans’ book deserves careful consideration.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Kent has written a remarkably clever, humorous, insightful and challenging book that is both readable and instructive. He recounts a host of personal examples accumulated over the years and concludes with 11 practical tips on how to be a better man, a more effective professional and more devoted disciple-maker. I predict you will thoroughly enjoy Wise Guys while you ‘unlock hidden wisdom from the men around you.’”
Bob Russell, Retired Senior Minister, Southeast Christian Church
“I’ve always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent’s infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.”
Mark Hancock, Award-winning writer & Chief Executive Officer, Trail Life USA
“Kent doesn’t just give us a list of qualities aimed at ‘guilting’ us to trying harder, to be better. Instead, he introduces us to a fist-full of men worth meeting. As the quick-to-read stories unfold, we get to know these wise guys. Thanks to Kent’s honestly hilarious writing style, you’ll drop your guard long enough to want to copy the character and wisdom generously offered in this book, man-to-man.”
Darren Walter, Lead Pastor, Current – A Christian Church
“This is a great read. Kent’s practical, down-to-earth and intentional living is contagious. Now it’s accessible in this book which will certainly shape how you think and live.”
Dan Dumas, Author of Live Smart and Senior Vice President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“As men, we’re so often attracted to the star of the podium, never considering the incredible people who worked so hard to get them there. But every single one of those medal winners surrounded themselves with others who drew out strengths and trained out the weaknesses. Using personal experiences with the ordinary men in his own life, Kent has written a candid and straightforward book that will encourage you to take an honest look at who you are and how you can get up and win as a husband, father and man.”
Tim Sisarich, Director & Host of Focus on the Family’s Irreplaceable
“In a creative and fresh way, Kent will set you on a journey of becoming a Wise Guy. His practical insight, honest evaluations, and life lessons will cause you to reflect on how you are engaging with others in your life. An easy read. I’d encourage any man to develop their own life lessons in the way Kent models.”
Dr. Dann Spader, President, Global Youth Initiative
“Kent has given us a roadmap for a new kind of organic mentoring – one that’s perfect for those of us with little extra time to seek out formal mentoring relationships. He shows us how we as men can sharpen ourselves with the people we already do life with.”
Tom R. Harper, CEO of Networld Media Group and author of Leading from the Lions’ Den
“As you read this book, Kent Evans will take you on a journey. You’ll learn what is required to become more the man God has called you to be. This book is going to get in your head and give you a brand new mindset.”
Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor of Southeast Christian Church and Author of Not A Fan.
“Wise Guys focuses on who you can become as a godly man. It is full of wisdom you can use for every aspect of your life: as a father, husband, businessman or mentor. The examples and principles Kent develops are invaluable. It’s easy to learn through the narratives of men who have ‘been there.’”
Dave Stone, Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church
“I know Kent’s desire in writing this book is to help you be a better man through the memorable stories and real-life tips. If you read and share this book, somewhere in the world, a boy will become a man. I don’t speak for Kent, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the fine print of this book. Look closely.”
Ryan Sanders, Director, Marketing and Communications, National Fatherhood Initiative
I really bristle at author sites that suggest the person is the most amazing, in-demand and record-breaking speaker since Aristotle.
So, I’ll be honest. I will not amaze or dazzle. People will not be crying and tearing their clothing. But, I’m a passionate speaker. I can hold an audience’s attention for at least 18, maybe even 19 minutes.
They will get an authentic message that I believe will really help them. Oh, and I’m funny. Really funny.
I am most helpful at men’s retreats, marriage seminars, and parenting or fatherhood events. And, I spent 20 years learning lessons while running startups and leading in large companies. So, I can relate exceptionally well to an audience of business folks.
Manhood Journey is a small group program for fathers and their sons. It is a non-denominational, Bible-based approach to building young men through the discipleship and mentorship of fathers. It features guided Biblical discussion with hands-on, interactive activities. Men can include other young men in their lives – nephews, neighbors or friends.
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