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Jody Burkeen

Jody Burkeen

Jody Burkeen is the founder and president of MAN UP! Gods Way Ministries.

He is a pastor, speaker, and author. His first book, Man Up Becoming a Godly Man in an Ungodly world, is an Amazon best seller.

Jody has been married to his wonderful wife, Nan, since 1990 and has four beautiful children.

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Pursuit of a Godly Life

Living Like Jesus Matters

Jody Burkeen, founder and president of MAN UP! God’s Way Ministries, boldly dispels the dangerous assumption among Christians that spiritual growth is passive. The godly life won’t happen automatically. It requires constant, earnest effort on the believer’s part to exhibit certain Christ-like characteristics in increasing measure.

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I hear all the time that Christians don’t know what to do to “grow” their faith, and they are confused about the process. So many give up, leave the faith all together, or just live a very mundane Christian life with little to no fruit. All too many times, “Christians” are experiencing a “false conversion” because they are unsure what to do after they say a prayer or they say it without understanding
the change and quench the Spirit.

In the passage above, Peter is writing to the church—to believers—and his point is that if you are claiming to be a Christian, if you are truly following Jesus Christ, there are certain things that should exist in your life. There are virtues that should be developing and strengthening at all times.

First, there should be the desire to change. The Holy Spirit will start changing you from the inside out. The apostle Paul writes, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB). Second, that desire should lead you to Scripture! I love what Paul told the Philippians, that they should “work out your salvation
with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12–13 NASB).

What Paul was saying here is that because of our salvation, we should work to obey God and His commands, with fear (obedience) and trembling (reverence). Because we do this, we want to know what God wants in and for us. The only way to find that out is through Scripture.

If you are not reading your Bible, you cannot understand what God’s Word is telling you. Every day you should be waking up and reading your Bible! That is the only possible way you’re going to continue to grow in the graces of the true knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then, Dan Ivy says we should be making “a concerted effort.”[1] We should be applying something to our Christian walk, not
just sitting and trying to soak it all in.

The more that I read 2 Peter 1:5–12, and the more I’m convinced God’s going to convict me, the more that I should be walking away from the sins that are in my life and running toward God. That’s what repentance is. Repentance is not waking up every day and saying, “God forgive me of the sin that I committed yesterday,” but then doing the same thing the next day, and doing the same thing the day after that. Rather, repentance is the sanctification process. We’re getting better today. I'm better today in God’s eyes than I was yesterday. It’s a process; it doesn’t automatically happen. but you've got to start with the Word of God. That’s the diligence, or that’s the effort that needs to be applied
into your walk.

Let’s stop being lukewarm. In Revelation 3:16 the Lord says that “because you’re lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth” (NASB). We’ve got to stop playing church, and we’ve got to start loving Jesus.
So, 2 Peter gives us a great list of characteristics that Christians should possess and how to grow them. This book will walk through each of these virtues and show how, as a Christian, they should be progressively growing in you.
This book will show you what it means to pursue a godly life.

Outline

The book is written based on 2 Peter 1:5-12. There are 9 virtues that Peters talks about in the section of scripture. I have takes each virtue, broken them down into chapters and action items for men to use in their daily walk.

Audience

Christian Men.

My last book, published in 2012 is still in the top 100 paper back books and the top 40 of ebooks in Christian Men's Living.

Promotion

Man Up God's Way has a vast social marketing network. Over 650,000 Followers on Facebook, 20,000 Downloads of the Man Up God's Way App, 25,000 Instagram followers, 8,000 Twitter followers, and 25,000 emails. The Author, Jody Burkeen speaks to over 3,500 men each year.

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  • Guy Vincent on Oct. 3, 2016, 5:15 p.m.

    Go Jody! Looking forward to seeing your book spread far and wide! :)

  • Nathan Shields on Oct. 4, 2016, 4:09 a.m.

    Hope you reach your goal brother!! Can't wait to get the book! God bless!

  • Lee Constantine on Oct. 5, 2016, 4:55 p.m.

    Thanks, man! Excited to read both your books!

  • Mike Schlittler on Oct. 5, 2016, 5:43 p.m.

    I cannot wait to read this book by my main man JB :)

  • Justin Windmeyer on Oct. 11, 2016, 5:27 a.m.

    I pray the LORD uses your book to lead more men to Christ!!

  • Jack Ward on Oct. 12, 2016, 1:43 p.m.

    Rugged Faith Ministries is happy to support our friend Jody Burkeen

  • Ryan Morris on Oct. 12, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

    Excited to receive this book, Brother! You're a true warrior for the Kingdom, and a great battle buddy! Love locking shields with you both personally and in ministry. May the Lord bless you at every turn as you bless His people.

  • Jason Clark on Oct. 18, 2016, 11:07 a.m.

    Can't wait to read it brother

  • steve DEDMAN on Oct. 18, 2016, 5:22 p.m.

    As per my comment in the manup app, I'm behind you brother . Men need this! You emailed me your first book, I've just bought a hard copy and a preorder of your new book. God bless you Jody, this is excellent and from god

  • Greg Armbrust on Oct. 18, 2016, 11:50 p.m.

    Just pre order my book after reading other brothers asking for us to step up

  • Matthew Theusch on Oct. 19, 2016, 2:25 p.m.

    Praise God for your ministry brother.

  • Christi Clark on Oct. 20, 2016, 3:17 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing! I probably should have ordered both books!

    Miss you - take care!!

  • Len Maselli on Oct. 21, 2016, 9:12 p.m.

    may God bless you mightily as you seek to be the man God designed you to be! Len and Chris

  • Debbie Bridges on Oct. 22, 2016, 2:27 a.m.

    Can't wait to read it!!!

  • Don Rude on Oct. 22, 2016, 6:08 p.m.

    Go Jody, God bless. Don Rude

  • Kristie Blackman on Oct. 24, 2016, 1:50 a.m.

    So proud! Can't wait to read

  • Fran Schlittler on Oct. 24, 2016, 2:57 a.m.

    Jody, I am already blessed by you. Praying I further my relationship with God. Jody please pray for my relationship with the Lord.

  • Tiffiny Borkowski on Oct. 24, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

    Praying for you guys!!! Can't wait to read it and share it!

  • eddie larraga on Oct. 25, 2016, 3:16 p.m.

    I pray that God may grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, Strength in your soul by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the name Jesus!

  • Jack DelGado on Oct. 26, 2016, 1:48 a.m.

    Jody, thank you for being an amazing leader to men everywhere. I look forward to reading both books. God bless and Godspeed!

  • Michael Altstiel on Oct. 26, 2016, 11:50 a.m.

    I am locking shields with you brother!

  • Bryan Scarbrough on Oct. 26, 2016, 4:32 p.m.

    I love your work and pray continued success and blessings for you and your family! I look VERY forward to the opportunity to benefit from your years of study and I am excited about this book! Keep up the great work, and God Bless!

  • Will MacQuinn on Oct. 27, 2016, 4:23 p.m.

    Here to support you any way you need.

  • Jim Houston on Oct. 27, 2016, 7:26 p.m.

    Hey Jody, This is Jim Houston In Thayer Ks. Jordan Hazen's father in law(and Jess's dad). Can't wait for the new book! Thank you for your ministry! Love you brother!!!

  • Kelly Hall on Oct. 28, 2016, 6:47 p.m.

    Locking Shields Brother, Slingers

  • Brian Miller on Oct. 29, 2016, 1:46 p.m.

    Can you sign the inside for an old friend. Brian Miller

  • Timothy Sorrells on Oct. 29, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

    Excited to read Jody's new book.. His first book changed my world and I can't wait to see what God has planned with this one. - Tim Sorrells War Room Ministries.

  • Jeremiah Swift on Oct. 31, 2016, 12:51 a.m.

    I can't wait to get it

  • Scott Carlton on Oct. 31, 2016, 3:40 p.m.

    Bought the book and shared it on Facebook, good luck my friend.

  • Lisa Crites on Oct. 31, 2016, 10:21 p.m.

    Done...:) Lisa

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