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Become the Man God Created You to Be

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men.

It’s into this “no-man’s-land” Mark Batterson brings his inspiring call to something greater, helping men understand what it means to be a man of God. Along the way he shares inspiring stories of manhood, coupling those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book—it’s a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be.

The Man Behind the Book

Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, A Trip around the Sun, and If. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC. Mark has a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.

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What People are Saying About Play the Man

“This book will take you out of your comfort zone to reach your God-given calling. I am so proud that Mark took on this important and needed project.”

Carey Casey

National Center for Fathering

“Read this book and learn what it takes to be the man God created you to be. Here’s the good news. You’ll find out you already have what it takes. Let’s go!”

Shaun Alexander

author of Touchdown Alexander and The Walk, 2005 NFL MVP, and host of Finish the Game

“Mark is speaking to me right where I live at this very moment. Even more important, he’s speaking to all men faced with the awesome responsibility of raising up the next generation. His ideas, advice, and encouragement are priceless.”

Ernie Johnson Jr.

TNT sportscaster and author of Unscripted

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