A Review of It’s Good to Be a Man

In other words, the book is not Christian at all – but an idolatry of strength, dominion and power. Which, strangely enough, is exactly what Baal worship is.
If you are attending a congregation that is promoting or teaching this, flee and find a church.

Reforming Anthropology

Michael Foster and Dominic Bnonn Tennant’s book, It’s Good to be a Man (Canon Press, 2021), hasan innocuous title, and yet their book comes loaded with a view of themselves as men, Christianity as a masculine religion, and world dominion as a masculine pursuit, that reveal a fundamental misunderstanding of themselves, the church’s mission, their neighbor, and finally God. They aim to call their male readers to what they have settled on as the full measure of the stature of manliness, an understanding shaped by their experiences and theological convictions, Foster’s sharpened within his denomination. They anticipate the transformation of the world through planting churches so that “God’s name will be great throughout the nations.” On the surface, nothing might seem amiss. Don’t we all desire that the ends of the world be reached? But the question is “Reached with what?” According to Foster and Tennant, the gospel…

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6 responses to “A Review of It’s Good to Be a Man

  1. Kay O.

    Thank you for this.

    Maybe it’s time for us to stop thinking of Romans 1 as the “homosexual” judgement chapter and more about the consequences we can expect from “Biblical Manhood”?

    My experience of the patriarchy movement is entirely consistent with the fruit of verses 28-32 – that is, without gospel, love or Christ.

    Your comment about Baal worship was fascinating and made me curious to know more!

  2. Stephen

    Get the book and read, I did and it is fine, this review is nonsense though.

    • Christianity isn’t about wielding power over others. It’s about taking the lowest place.
      But you can grind a fool with a mortar and pestle and still have a fool.

  3. Aussie

    An excellent book review, Sam, thanks for recommending it. What puzzles me about the whole *dominion* thing that causes these sorts of peoples to go off the rails, is that God’s word is very specific, none of the nonsense those authors rave on about. Here it is…. Genesis 26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Dominion over the CREATURES. That’s it. (And that dominion is not a mandate to trash the earth either.)

    What a wonderful list your reviewer gives of the exhortations in God’s Word to both men and women.

  4. Aussie

    Sorry… the comment I just submitted should be quoting GENESIS 1:26 not Genesis 26.

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