No More Christian Nice Guy by Paul Coughlin takes Wild at Heart to a practical level. As much as I love John Eldredge’s books and have read everything he’s written more than once, this book takes some of the masculine themes that John expounds on in Wild at Heart and brings them to everyday life.
Honestly, this book could have just as easily been called, “Stop being a Wuss!” It’s a call for men to be men and not wimps. I think the book really defined Biblical masculinity well. It walked the line of being strong but not some machismo idiot, being gentle but not wimpy, and confident but not obnoxious. As I was reading this book, I thought of the countless guys that this book describes. Some of my favorite sections are the practical advice for the workplace, his own story from nice guy to good guy, and his section on following to the true Jesus, not the “bearded woman” the American church has turned Him into.
I highly recommend this book to any man, but especially to Pastors who want to reach men. Truthfully, most men don’t know what it means to be a man. Much of that is because the Buster generation more than any other grew in single parent homes (Over 55%). It is up to those of us who teach the Scripture to model the way and show what true masculinity is.