Becoming a King

The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man

by Morgan Snyder, John Eldredge

On Sale: 2020-05-26

Price: $26.99

Book Summary

Becoming a King offers men a map to the narrow road of becoming the kind of king to whom God can entrust his kingdom.

About the Book

Morgan Snyder’s Becoming a King unabashedly speaks directly to men, teaching them the life-changing truth about the power that God intends for them to responsibly step into for his kingdom, while also giving women an honest peek behind the curtain into the lives and hearts of the men they know and love.

It is God’s design, desire, and intention to empower humans and entrust them to participate in the ongoing creativity of the universe. Yet a look at our history and the world around us shows that the story of most men is being entrusted with power and having that power bring harm to themselves and those under their care.

What’s gone wrong? When can you entrust a man with power?

In Becoming a King, Morgan Snyder shares that when we take a deeper pass at the external problems around us, we begin to see the problems within our souls. Yet Morgan suggests there is hope in an ancient path that leads men to become trustworthy kings.

Journey with Morgan as he walks alongside men (and the women who love and encourage them) to rediscover this path of inner transformation. Becoming a King is an invitation into a radical reconstruction of much of what we’ve come to believe about God, ourselves, and the meaning of life. It’s an invitation to a rare and remarkable fellowship of like-hearted kings and an honest conversation about what power and responsibility look like for men in our world today.

Traveling the path isn’t cheap. It isn’t easy. It isn’t quick.

But it is the heroic journey detailed within the pages of Becoming a King that leads to real life; to men becoming as solid and mighty as oak trees, teeming with strength and courage to bring to a hurting world; and to our sons, husbands, brothers, and friends becoming the kind of kings to whom God can entrust his kingdom.

Reviews

'I'm always reluctant to write blurbs for book, and I didn't want to write an endorsement for Becoming a King--but then I read it. It's not sanctimonious advice written by somebody who's never had his knuckles bloody or his hands dirty or his heart broken; it's the honest account of a man who's been where every man needs to go sooner or later. I don't like to sign my name to things that don't matter. This matters.'
--Randall Wallace, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, film producer, director, Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Heaven Is for Real

'Morgan Snyder has taken the journey that he so compellingly invites other men to embark on in his beautifully written and wisdom-filled book. Courageously honest and true, Becoming a King is a worthy read that you will come back to time and time again and, as Morgan expresses so well, a noble calling to pursue. As a woman reading Becoming a King, I was inspired with how to better come alongside the men in my life, to lovingly encourage them in their lives' ultimate calling.'
--Stasi Eldredge, New York Times bestselling author of Captivating

'Morgan Snyder simply asks better questions. His pursuit of the root system of manhood, fatherhood, and royalty brings us within reach of deep truths that could help us outlast the modern brutal storm. This book is for the soul-hungry, sick-of-the-BS reader, which is why I love it. And Morgan picks a much better fight than you'd find in any ring in Vegas or any back-alley bar. His fight is for his own heart.'
--Jared Anderson, singer and songwriter of The Great I Am

'Morgan walks us into the basement of our souls, clicks on the light, and begins turning over skeletons and lies. What's at stake? You and me. But fear not. He's been here before. The scars are proof. This is neither theory nor theological wrangling. It's an excavation of the heart. A rescue mission to steal back the truth of us. This book may well shatter the paradigm you have of yourself--only to restore the one your Father has written on your heart. I love everything about this.'
--Charles Martin, New York Times bestselling author

'I love this book. It engages the deep matters of the heart. It is a book for men, but be warned. It is as much a book for women to understand what it truly means to grow as a man and to love a woman. Morgan awakens in me the hunger to keep moving forward with hope. His call to kingship will unnerve your complacency while calling forth the best of your heart to take on what is truly yours and to throw down what is not. This is a life-shaping journey into the heart of the Father.'
--Dan B. Allender, PhD, author of Healing the Wounded Heart; professor of counseling psychology, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; and counselor and founder, The Allender Center

'Becoming a King is a rare and essential invitation to living true and becoming a man God can entrust with more. Though Morgan is younger than me, words could never describe how I've been mentored by him for more than a decade. He's one I'd take a bullet for. What I've gained from this book is priceless and has already impacted me and generations to come. Every man, and every woman who loves him, needs this message.'
--Rick Hinnant, American Ninja Warrior competitor and cofounder/co-owner of Grace and amp; Lace (as seen on Shark Tank)

'For the rare few willing to enter into the quiet places of the soul, Becoming a King will prove to be one of the most radical, reorienting, and encouraging books you will ever read.'
--Zack Duhame, Screen Actors Guild Award winner and actor, Lone Survivor, Dunkirk, Star Trek, Transformers, and The Matrix

'I work with numerous men who are just now becoming kings and have been looking for a resource to use to come alongside them. I am profoundly grateful that Morgan Snyder, who truly knows this topic, has just handed me the tool I need!'
--Carter Crenshaw, senior pastor, West End Community Church, Nashville

'If there is one book that you read this year on growing deeply as a man, this is it! I recommend not only Morgan's book but Morgan himself. You can no longer say, 'I don't know where to begin.' It begins with this book.'
--Bill Lokey, chief clinical director, Onsite Workshops (2010--2019)

'What boy doesn't love stories about kings and kingdoms and doesn't love crowns and swords and armor? What grown man doesn't still find himself drawn into their gallant stories? Maybe this says something profound about the way God made us as men as well as the desires he placed in our hearts. You are holding a map revealing the ancient path to the fulfillment of those desires. If you want to make that heroic journey, don't put it down. Read it.'
--Christopher West, ThD, president, Theology of the Body Institute, and author of Our Bodies Tell God's Story

'Becoming a King is the map for living a wholehearted life. Morgan is a cartographer, lovingly drawing in the contour lines of a healthy man's soul grounded in a vibrant life with God. Become who you were intended to be and accept the adventurous and gracious wisdom reclaimed from God's intimate invitation to find and walk the ancient path of freedom.'
--Aaron McHugh, author of Fire Your Boss

'What Morgan has done to curate and distill the message of Becoming a King over the past few decades is honestly something I respect more than almost any other journey I've been honored to witness over my lifetime.'
--Chad Turner, chief financial officer, Sand amp;P 500 company

'I have waited a decade for Morgan Snyder's first book. This man is a true warrior of the Light, and these pages teem with the wisdom that can come only from fighting on the front line, conveyed with honesty, seasoned with humility, and refined by deep reflection. His work will inspire this generation and undergird the next.'
--Mike Carson, founding partner, Aberkyn, and partner, McKinsey and amp; Company

'No one has challenged me to become the man I was created to be, and shown me the path to getting there, more than Morgan has over the past several years. It's exciting that that path is now in print. I can't wait to get this book into the hands of all the men I know and the women who love them.'
--Greg Lindsey, lead pastor, Discovery Church Colorado, Colorado Springs

'I would not be the husband, father, business owner, and friend I am today without the message in this book.'
--Zach Thomas, franchise owner, Chick-fil-A, author of Leader Farming

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785231851
  • ISBN 10: 0785231854
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2020-05-26
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: $26.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2020-05-26
  • Trim Size: 157.000mm x 236.000mm x 22.000mm
  • Weight: 394.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Men's Issues
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
  • Category 3 : SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  • Category 4 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General