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Introducing Messed Up Men of the Bible

Winner of the 2016 Golden Scroll Non-Fiction Merit Award from AWSA
Finalist for the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishing Award) Awards 

Kregel Publications

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Messed Up Men of the Bible: Seeing the Men in Your Life Through God's Eyes



  • Do you struggle to understand men?

  • Are you in a messy relationship?

  • Would you like to know tips on living with messed up men? 

  • Do you want freedom from trying to control a messed up man? 

  • Does his actions impact you? 

If so, this book is for you! 



Whether a sister, daughter, wife, or co-worker,  t's evident that women come into contact with men on a daily basis. Sometimes we have a difficult time trying to figure out how to live with them. 

From schlubby sitcom heroes to mommy blogs to online articles, there is a broad cultural perception that men constantly mess up and women must fight an uphill battle to fix them. Men are a burden, constant works-in-progress, pushed toward perfection but always falling short. This book asks a revolutionary question: What if these messed-up men are actually a mighty tool for God?


Tina and Dave Samples remind us that the Bible is filled with a cast of messed-up men―men who struggled and fell, and yet were used by God to accomplish His purposes. In fact, God has consistently chosen imperfect "clay pots" in which to place His light.


David was a poor father. Peter had problems with integrity. Moses had anger issues, Gideon struggled with fear, and Elijah suffered from depression--the list goes on. 


Messed Up Men of the Bible offers encounters with these ancient men who faced the same emotions and questions that contemporary men face, in order to reveal fresh spiritual insights and hope for modern relationships. Through personal stories, practical advice, and useful exercises, Tina and Dave provide encouragement and hope for women dealing with the messed up men in their own lives.