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Conferences Just For Men

Men Taking Hills: Unleashing Courageous Faith in a Timid World
This one-day to two-day event shows men the hidden power of the male soul, home of thumos–the source of animation, spiritedness, courage, boldness, righteousness and more. Provocative, humorous, and insightful, this conference is ideal for church men, the un-churched and de-churched. Based upon Paul’s latest book, Unleashing Courageous Faith.

Almighty God has wired us to live courageously – but who will show us the pathway? Paul Coughlin has done this in person for years at our men’s conferences and now he does it in Unleashing Courageous Faith. —Brian Doyle, National Director, Iron Sharpens Iron

Men Behaving ‘Badly’: Stop Being Nice & Start Being Good
A one-day to two-day event, ideal for men’s retreats and breakfasts, where men learn to discard fake niceness and embrace genuine goodness, and become more faithful, courageous, loving and protective. Based upon the best-selling book, No More Christian Nice Guy.

Wow, Paul Coughlin! He’s amazing. I’m honored to be speaking with him today. Paul has a prophetic message for men. I’m a big fan. He talks about the martial spirit, about the ‘thumos’ of men, about moving men from being nice to dangerous and good in the image of Jesus Christ. You have to hear this guy. —Kenny Luck, Men’s Pastor Saddleback Church/Founder and President of Every Man Ministries

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Books For Men

No More Christian Nice Guy: When Being Nice–Instead of Good–Hurts Men, Women and Children
Forward By Dr. Laura
By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers

Price: $15

In this ground-breaking book with a timeless message to men and also women, Paul Coughlin explains who being a “nice guy” is disastrous to everyone involved. Instead, Paul shows how the abundant life that God has for us is found through a more assertive orientation toward life, growing faith, saving marriage, bolstering careers, and in some cases even saving life itself.

Paul Coughlin is challenging our thinking on what it means to be God’s man in the 21st Century. The Apostle Paul pens in 1 Corinthians 16:13, “act like men.” That begs the question, What is a man? Coughlin is asking that question. This book is his excellent answer. –Rev. Emerson Eggerichs Ph.D. author of Love and Respect: the Love She Most Desires and the Respect he Desperately Needs.

John Eldredge gave men permission to be “wild at heart.” Paul Coughlin shows us how to do it. This book is a road map to a larger life. –David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church

Paul has bold, powerful, and even shocking words for the church–especially regarding God’s celebration of sexual passion. If the church wants to get a handle on rampant divorce and infidelity, Paul has some words of wisdom we dare not ignore. –Dave Meurer, author of Good Spousekeeping: A His and Hers Guide to Couplehood

No More Christian Nice Guy Study Guide

Price: $15

By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers

This companion to companion to No More Christian Nice Guy is ideal for both individual and group study. Each of the 12 lessons help bring this unique message of hope go deeper into each soul, transforming thousands along the way.

Unleashing Courageous Faith
By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers

Price: $15

In this refreshing and life-changing work, Paul explains the connection between courage and faith–and the common problems that diminish our capacity for courage–the virtue that underpins all other virtues. Here Paul explains that without courage we are incapable of possessing integrity, which means far more than personal piety or avoiding sin. Paul introduces readers to the Greek word and concept of thumos, one of three main components of our soul, which for many is the missing piece in their spiritual puzzle.

He writes: “Most of us will never fight a physical battle against an enemy; we will use our thumos-or not-for moral courage and to create a more muscular, manly form of love: that practical, unsentimental, no-strings-attached, kingly, prophetic, forceful love that lays down its life for another without fanfare-the kind that makes nations weep, faith grow, and God be glorified.”

I’ve been encouraging people to make bold moves. Paul shows you how to do it. This is a book of ‘true’ truth in a cynical world. -Stephen Arterburn

I read everything Paul Coughlin writes and I am never disappointed. This book caused me to pause and rethink my faith, my relationships, and my lifestyle. Paul has a way of communicating that makes you laugh, makes you think, and always has incredibly practical value. -Jim Burns, PhD, President, HomeWord

No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps Book

Inspiration & Practical Help for Dads

Price: $4

Love for God.
Protecting kids from bullying.

These are some of the traits of great dads. In this accessible quick read, Coughlin draws on his experience as a dad, soccer coach, and leading voice in men’s ministries to equip men to be the dads their kids need.

He challenges men to unleash their God-given potential to raise strong sons and daughters. The perfect gift for Dad when a greeting card isn’t enough.

Get a signed copy directly from Coughlin Ministries here. By purchasing your resources through Coughlin Ministries, you help others receive life-changing insights that create hope for life. Donations to Coughlin Ministries are now available through PayPal.

  • Paul Coughlin! He’s amazing. I’m honored to be speaking with him today. Paul has a prophetic message for men. I’m a big fan. He talks about the martial spirit, about the thumos of men, about moving men from being nice to dangerous and good in the image of Jesus Christ. You have to hear this guy.

    Kenny Luck, Men's Pastor
    Saddleback Church, California
    Founder and President of Every Man's Ministries

    Audio Clip IconAudio Clip from Kenny Luck

Books by Paul

  • No More Christian Nice Girl
  • 5 Secrets Great Dads Know
  • Unleashing Courageous Faith
  • No More Christian Nice Guy
  • No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps
  • Married But Not Engaged


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