Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Bearded Gospel Men by:Brock/Alford

 Bearded Gospel Men: The Epic Quest for Manliness and Godliness
About the Book:
31 Days of Fun, Satire, and Deeper Meaning of the Godly Beard!

Is there a connection between hairiness and holiness? Some would say a hearty “Yes!” In fact, the world is in the middle of a beard mania. Events like Movember and Decembeard are becoming global movements and manly sites are appearing all over the internet. Is this just another fad? And what does it say that so many of the most famous Christian communicators have or did have a beard?

Throughout history, Christian men have gloried in male pattern magnificence. Saint Benedict of Nursia wore a superb double forker. The benevolently-bushed Euthymius wouldn’t allow clean-shaven monks to enter his Judean Desert monastery. St. Francis of Assisi had a beard, and now there’s a Pope named after him. He’s clean-shaven, but we’re praying for him.

Of all the great Christian men who wore beards, none stands so highly as the headless martyr Sir Thomas More. On the day of his beheading, the tufted knight supposedly positioned his beard away from his soon-to-be-severed neck, saying: “My beard has not been guilty of treason, and it would be an injustice to punish it.”

But of course, Bearded Gospel Men is about far more than beards – it’s about manliness and godliness. Through this 31-day devotional, men are inspired to rise to a higher calling. The humor and facial hair is the perfect means to have a broader conversation about living a faithful life.

So, let’s study some of these famous Bearded Gospel Men!

My Review:
 I got this book on a whim, I guess you could say. My husband sports a beard a lot of the time so I thought it would be something I could give to him to read. The authors give us a great definition to their theory most Godly men throughout Bible history sported a beard. so they have to be on some level viewed as Godly. Right?

 First of all, loved the authors take on facial foliage. They go back all the way to Bible days and point out most of the characters or at least some that sported this so called foliage. With each turn of the page you learn more and more about great missionaries and evangelists you either knew about or didn't and those all had beards.

 I never thought about it the way the authors put it. But I love their take on this this little beauty tidbit. And I loved learning more about some really great men and what they did for Christ and the church. Great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.