Tender Warrior by Stu Weber
The dictionary defines tender as kind, merciful, or sympathetic. The word warrior is defined as a person who shows or has shown great vigor and courage. Putting these two together and you come up with a tender warrior. A man who is courageous and brave, yet kind and merciful. Can such a man be found? Certainly!
The book, Tender Warrior by Stu Weber, details what such a man might look like. In our culture today, it is easy for men to either play the role of the ‘tough guy’ – controlling those around him through fear and intimidation. There is also the ‘sensitive guy’ who is happy to sit back and just let a woman take control of him and everything else. Stu Weber describes a man who is somewhere in between. Someone who is strong enough to step up and lead, even when it is hard; but also who is tender enough to hear the heart of his wife and catch the tears of his children.
The whole basis of the tender warrior concept is that men need to rely on their example of a tender warrior – Jesus Christ. He was a tender warrior in every way, in moments such as when his friend Lazarus died, we see moments of tenderness. In the moments such as when he cleared the temple, we see his warrior side. Men must rely on the strength and example of Christ, in order to become the man that their wives, children and friends want them to be.
This book is a fantastic read; I highly recommend it for any man who is willing to read it and any woman who wants to understand her husband more. The book describes how a man can be a tender warrior with his wife, friends, family and situations in his life.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review