I am starting a men's small group for my church in the next couple of weeks. I was wondering if any one has a good idea for a bible study for men. There will probably be 6-10 guys involved.

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Wild at Heart

I hate video series... but not these. They will inspire.
Are you looking for a book to do? At the Newman Centre here we did Psalms last year (sept-april, once a week ~1.5 hours). They are pretty good, you can find connections to many other parts of the bible. I really wish i took notes, there is one psalm that sounds like the beatitudes, another is the (first) creation story (6 days rest on the 7th) in psalm form. Life is good psalms, life sucks psalms, God purge-my-enemies-from-the-earth-psalms. There was another book we used in addition to the bible. I'll get you the title if you are interested.

Also, i have heard suggestions that if you are going to read the bible cover to cover that you start with the gospels, not genesis.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Psalms, The prayerbook of the Bible ISBN 978080661439
A church we used to go to did the Wild at Heart for a weekend retreat. It was decent. WAH is supposed to bring the "real man" in you (hunter/gatherer/protector) and lessen the softer (read: feminized) man that is prevalent in today's society.

I have an audio series called "The Man and His Home" that is 6 teachings. No books, but you really don't need them. A group that was visiting our college was passing out free stuff and this looked of interest. The titles are: "The Father is a Priest", "The Father is Teacher", "The Father is an Elder", "The Father is a Gentle Man", and ""The Father is a Loving Savior." It's a really good "reminder" series on what we *should* be in our homes. The pastor (Pastor Denny of ??) that leads it could have taken it much more in-depth and done more roles. I've already converted these to MP3 for my own use. I would be more than happy to toss them on my web server for anyone to download. The sizes range from 38-60MB. Listen, take notes, create an outline, and then take it from there (even if you don't use the recordings for the group).

Honestly, I'd say do/create the "Man in His Home", or something similar, and THEN follow up with one of the Eldridge series'.

Q: Besides the roles listed from the series titles I listed, what other roles could you add that are biblically-based?
A: King/Ruler, Servant, Builder...
I just googled "The Man and His Home" and "Father is a Priest" and got... this page. Googling "The Man and His Home" gave me too many URL's. Can you post an author's name or some other information, or (as you suggested) the files? I would like to give them a listen.

Thanks--
Hi Michael,
Do you have a particular direction that you wanted to go with this group? One interesting series that I have done before I based on the books called "Men of Character"...it kind of takes you through the lives of the great Men of Faith, like Joshua, Moses, Elijah and so on...
What a blessing really, there are so many topics to choose from, so I wonder if a Bible Study is really what God has in store for this group? Will this be apart fro the actual study you church in already in? Could there be another reason why this group is forming? I will keep you all in mind. Good luck.
Our men's ministry is growing rapidly right now. We have over 300 men on most Wednesday nights. We are trying to connect men so they don't feel anonymous and are trying to build accountability. That is why we are starting the small groups. The study does not need to be related to what the rest of the church is doing right now.
"Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper. He actually has it set up to do a group study, complete with segmented DVD divided into lessons and workbook. Excellent study.
Hey guys,
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will be looking through them this weekend and meeting with my pastor on Tuesday.

Thanks for your help. I will keep you posted.

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