The world needs real men, real bad. And there are all sorts of conflicting ideas and messages about what a “real man” is (and is not). Is a real man one who hunts, loves sports, grills meat, fixes cars, and climbs mountains? Sure, sometimes. But that’s not really the point of being a man and it’s not the purpose for which men were made.
Into our cultural confusion, Brant Hansen paints a refreshingly specific, compelling picture of what men are made to be: “Keepers of the Garden.” Protectors and defenders. He calls for men of all interests and backgrounds (including “avid indoorsmen” like himself) to be ambitious about the right things and to see themselves as defenders of the vulnerable, with whatever resources they have.
Using short chapters loaded with must-have wisdom and Brant’s signature humor, The Men We Need explains the essence of masculinity in a fresh, thoughtful, and entertaining way that will inspire any man who dares to read it.
Brant Hansen is an author, radio host, and advocate for healing children with correctible disabilities through CURE International. He’s won multiple awards for “Personality of the Year” for his radio show, which airs on more than 200 stations nationwide. His podcast with his friend and radio producer, The Brant and Sherri Oddcast, has been downloaded more than 10 million times. The author of The Truth about Us, Unoffendable, and Blessed Are the Misfits, Hansen has written for CNN.com, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Relevant, and numerous other outlets on matters as varied as public policy, culture, sports, Asperger’s syndrome, and faith. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in South Florida.
“Brant Hansen manages to be both hilariously funny and deadly serious. The Men We Need is a blast to read, but Brant is decidedly earnest for men to be exactly what God has created us to be and what the world is waiting to see.”
bestselling author of Not a Fan and One at a Time
“This is not only the book every man needs, it’s also one every woman should read. In a time when everyone is asking, ‘What does it really mean to be a man?’ Brant Hansen gives a compelling, insightful, and deeply helpful response. I read this book in one sitting, and it made me nod, laugh out loud, and want to share it with every man and woman I know.”
Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
“Brant Hansen has done it again—this time with a funny, punchy book on manhood. Full of hard-won wisdom and simple, biblical truths applied across the spectrum of the masculine experience, The Men We Need is the book we need for our confused cultural moment.”
Jared C. Wilson
assistant professor of pastoral ministry and author in residence at Midwestern Seminary; author of Love Me Anyway
“Brant Hansen is a marvel in this modern world. Rarely do I meet someone with a voice that is equally insightful, comedic, and piercing. I invite you to dive in and experience Brant’s kingdom-centered, upside-down perspective.”
recording artist; author of Finding God’s Life for My Will
“Read this book and start being awesome. We women are rooting for you.”
director of Boundless.org; author of The Dating Manifesto