There are pivotal moments in our history when the trajectory of marriages, families, businesses, movements, and nations could go one way or the other, producing very different outcomes. This is such a moment for the church in America.

The need of our generation is the same as every other: a disciplined army of credible men who know, practice and invest seven things in the next generation. This book is designed to help men get started in the most important adventure of their lives.



“Young people are leaving the church in droves. Now, more than ever, the church needs men–husbands and fathers–marked by competence, character and compassion. This book is a welcome and refreshing roadmap for every man who wants to make a difference in a young person’s world but does not know where to start.”

—JOSH MCDOWELL, Christian Apologist and Author


“Steve Bateman has written a book for men, but it’s really a book for anybody who wants to follow Jesus. Steve has clearly and winsomely addressed the key issues that affect our intimacy with Christ and our usefulness in the world. I’m going to ask our whole church to read it.”

—SANDY WILLSON, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis and Council Member of The Gospel Coalition


“This book flows out of Steve’s twenty-two years of pastoral ministry in one church. His faithfulness in discipling men has produced gospel fruit in individual lives, in marriages and in church life. This is a book about what men should know, but I urge women to read it so you can be a strong and steady support to the men in your home and church as they seek to stand firm for the gospel in a crumbling culture.”

—SUSAN HUNT, Author, Speaker, former Director of Women’s Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America


“In ‘Brothers, Stand Firm’ my friend, Steve Bateman, has written a book for the thinking man who wants to make an impact on the next generation. It will challenge you to evaluate what you believe and why you believe it. It caused me to examine what I was imparting to the next generation. It will do the same for you!

—PHIL WALDREP, Southern Baptist Minister, Founder Gridiron Men’s Conference



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Where to Buy:

Brothers, Stand Firm! is available for pick up at both of the Decatur and Madison campus offices for $15. You can also get the book shipped to you directly for $18.40 at Wipf and Stock Publishers or, you may order the book for $19.49 from here.