Craftsmen: Christ-Centered Proverbs for Men by John Crotts
The craftsman can take a stack of wood and produce a beautiful piece of furniture. He not only possesses intellectual abilities to follow a blueprint or step-by-step instructions, but he is also an artist. His hands manipulate the wood into beautiful shapes. His eyes anticipate the right cuts and movements. His workmanship causes others to wonder at his skill.
Such craftsmanship has an application for all men. While not every men may be able to create the products of a master cabinet maker, each man is responsible to create his life with equal skill. Every area of a Christian man’s life must be molded by the wisdom of God. His words, his work, his relationships, and even the way he uses his resources must flow from a heart gripped by the character of God. Such a heartbeat for God’s glory will practically result in a life skillfully lived.
Craftsmen is designed to help men understand wisdom, to see Jesus Christ as the embodiment and source of wisdom, and to apply that wisdom to the god-given roles of husband and father.
“John Crotts opens up the wisdom of Proverbs as it applies to us in the twenty-first century. This book is especially valuable for fathers who desire to help their children grow in godly wisdom.”
“This is God’s world and to live in it successfully—as a student or leader, spouse or parent, ‘butcher, or baker, or candlestick-maker’—we need wisdom. John Crotts’ study of biblical wisdom is an excellent practical introduction on how to craft a life full of wisdom. The chapter on wise sexuality is especially vital reading.”
—Michael A. G. Haykin, Principal, Toronto Baptist Seminary
“John Crotts points us to the wisest book ever written (Proverbs) by the wisest man who ever lived (Solomon), as he received instruction from our all-wise God. Every Christian and every Christian family ought to read and heed this masterful manual that easily unfolds the ABCs of living and leading skillfully.”
—Richard Mayhue, Executive Vice President, The Master’s College and Seminary
About the Author
John Crotts has been the pastor and teacher of Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia since 1995. He graduated from Liberty University and received his M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary. He serves as a board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals. He co-authored the book Tying the Knot Tighter: Because Marriage Lasts a Lifetime with Martha Peace, and is the author of Mighty Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading Your Family and <a title="Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family" and Loving the Church: God's People Flourishing in God's Family.