Sons of Dust: The Roots of Biblical Manliness

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Author: Chris Clevenger
Published: February 3, 2013

11 chapters, 126 pages

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Masculinity has been misrepresented in contemporary society. Men have become associated with either two camps—one which is too similar to femininity to be complementary, and another that is a caricature which casts modern men as neolithic knuckle-draggers in a primetime sitcom.

Millions of modern men need a rallying point, a deep understanding of the masculine spirit capable of transforming our cultural concept of masculinity.

In the second chapter of Genesis, Moses introduces us to Adam—a man created by God to be the perfect embodiment of masculinity. The Lord fashioned man from the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and initiated him into real manhood by giving him a passion and a purpose. By meditating upon the early narrative of the first man’s creation, modern men can become acquainted with the roots of biblical manliness.

The descendants of Adam, Sons of Dust, find in the first man everything God intends for them to embody personally, professionally, and paternally.

In Sons of Dust: The Roots of Biblical Manliness, Chris Clevenger guides men through the second chapter of Genesis, highlighting concepts that develop and enrich the masculine spirit. By guiding men through the account of the Garden of Eden, Chris invites men to cultivate the character that God himself instilled in Adam and, by developing such a character, live up to their potential as Sons of Dust.

chrisclevAbout the Author: Chris Clevenger has ministered for churches in Alabama and Tennessee and currently speaks at churches and events throughout the U.S. He is a freelance broadcaster, content creator, and the host of the Biblical Manliness podcast, which focuses on defining masculinity in a biblical way. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and studying, coffee, and trail running.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Burns

    This book changed the way I think about being a Man. To be honest, I’m not sure I really understood manliness until reading Sons of Dust. The Church needs men, families need men, business need men; but that does not simply mean male. He does a great job at explaining how God intends males to be men. I would suggest this book for anyone wishing to study TRUE manliness in light of God’s word. You, your wife, your children, and your congregation will NOT be disappointed.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    L Zinc

    These days not many people think of or even know what a rewind button is. A rewind button was used to backtrack on a VCR tape, allowing you to go back to any point in the tape for your viewing pleasure. The author of this book urges men to rewind back to the beginning for a few reasons.

    First of all, to see our original state and foundation. Men were created to glorify God and serve Him with wholehearted unity, pleasure and joy.

    Secondly, to see what went wrong and how we have arrived at the misunderstanding of manhood. After the fall, man forgot his identity and has been searching for solid footing ever since.

    Finally, this book is address the remedy to the identity problem and His name is Jesus.

    Check out this book on manhood, identity and spiritual formation for the soul, mind, and heart.

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