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Author: Connie Neal, Dave Dravecky Narrator: Dave Dravecky Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780310261339
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When surgeons removed Dave Dravecky’s left arm in 1991, cancer took more from him than just a limb. It also stripped him of his career as star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, together with the sense of identity and worth he derived from it. Moreover, it propelled Dave on a journey he would have chosen not to take a grueling search for answers to questions every man must face: What gives a man identity and value? Does his worth hinge on his performance? His family? His career? Does his value disappear when he can’t produce? Or is a man’s merit deeper than what he has and does? The Worth of a Man is a penetrating look at what defines the true value of men. Turning to the Bible, Dave Dravecky uncovers foundations of manhood that can’t be shaken by adversity and loss. He offers a candid, highly practical perspective on the things that matter most to men: their occupations, friendships, families, successes and setbacks, the way they communicate, and the values they hold. Peeling back shallow, performance-based definitions of masculinity, The Worth of a Man probes the fractured parts of men’s personalities their failures, weaknesses, fears, and pain then offers a new definition of worth for men based on the life of Christ inside them. Dravecky points to a deeply founded masculine identity that will withstand gain and loss, success and failure alike. It is an identity strong enough to be vulnerable and vital enough to inspire men to their highest potential in their marriages, friendships, and life pursuits. For every man who, like Dave Dravecky, has recognized his frailty in the face of life, The Worth of a Man is a roadmap to the kind of manhood God intended: free, open, honest, and strong. Read by the author. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In his loss, Dave discovered a depth of significance, security, value, and worth he had never known. Now he takes us back to the basics of God’s word, helping us go beyond who we think we are to become who God says we can be…men of character and integrity.” 

    Gary J. Oliver, PhD, author of Real Men Have Feelings Too

  • “This is a book you should read. Its concepts are ones that all of us need to make an everyday part of our lives.” 

    John Trent, PhD, president, Encouraging Words

  • “Dave seeks to inspire men to find their God-given worth and identity…Thankfully, most of us won’t be called to walk the path that he has, but all of us can benefit from his journey.” 

    Dr. John C. Maxwell, founder, Injoy, Inc.

  • “Nobody has more to say to men about manhood than Dave Dravecky. He’s faced tests and trials, and passed them valiantly—so when he points to the possibilities for any of us, he’s credible.” 

    Jack W. Hayford, senior pastor, Church on the Way

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About the Author

Dave Dravecky is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. He is well remembered for his battle against cancer, which ended his career as his team was reaching the World Series. Dravecky is a bestselling author of eight inspirational books, including his gripping story, Comeback. He and his wife, Jan, live in Denver, where Endurance, his ministry to encourage those who are facing serious illness, loss, or depression is located.