About the Author
The world cries for men who are strong: strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer...glad to shoulder the burden of manliness." In The Mark of a Man, respected author Elisabeth Elliot examines the many characteristics of manhood that were exemplified in the life of Christ. Jesus's life demonstrated the distinctive traits of responsibility, sacrifice, courage, obedience, initiative, forgiveness, and endurance. Men who seek to follow him must walk the same path. Written as advice to Elliot's nephew, this book unabashedly affirms the ways men and women are equal and the ways in which they are distinctly different. It will be a guide to both men and women on understanding the unique ways that men can stand strong in their divinely appointed roles.
Elisabeth Elliot writes to her nephew Pete and lays out a methodical, yet insightful and personal case study of masculinity as modeled after the life of Jesus Christ. She shares many stories about her first husband, Jim Elliot, as well as other people she has counseled or known. I find her writing deep with conviction, scripturally sound and challenging. I would recommend this book to any man wanting to understand his earthly purpose and calling in the light of his relationship with Christ. It's also an excellent book for Christian women who want to understand their role as it relates to the men in their lives.