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Henk Stoorvogel and Theo van den Heuvel - The 4th Musketeer: Living in the Service of the King

Monarch 253 pages £8.99 ISBN 978057216748

This is a creatively written book that has grown out of the men’s ministry 4th Musketeer, founded by the authors. It uses extracts from Alexander Dumas novel The Three Musketeers as headings for each of the chapters of the book.  

The authors write about the complex adventure of living that men face in the 21st Century. It takes a few chapters to get into the mood of the book, which is a mixture of biblical reflection (which although helpful is occasionally a little off centre) powerful true life stories, and bone crushingly personal applications to everyday life.  

At many points I was moved and challenged by this book about who I am as a man and what I am doing with my life. It is always useful to have a bit of an M.O.T of our lives from time to time; reading this purpose helped me to get under the bonnet of my life and get tuned up. 

This would be a good book to recommend for men’s groups; helpful study material is available from the authors online. This would make a great present for a father, husband or a son.

John Woods is pastor of Lancing Tabernacle

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