I’m not that smart. The people around me are.

I want to help men learn how to learn from each other. This used to be a common concept. It used to be common sense. What happened?

Despite the image above, my head isn’t that big. Literally or figuratively. I’m not the smartest guy in the room. In fact, my life has taken an interesting and truly rewarding turn ever since I stopped pretending to be.  

Over the past [x months/years] I wrote a book on this very subject. It’s called Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From the Men Around You. It’s about the valuable lessons I’ve learned from the guys in my life — friends, colleagues and mentors. It’s also about developing the discipline to learn from others. Again, I’m no genius. But, I get closer every day thanks to the men around me.

Before I wrote Wise Guys, I co-founded Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men. Developing Manhood Journey’s curriculum prepared me to write Wise Guys. And yet, in a way, Wise Guys is the prequel to Manhood Journey. The book looks at several relationships throughout my life that gave me the experience and, in turn, the confidence to write about them. Wise Guys explores the ways men can gain wisdom in the role of the pupil and then pass on that wisdom as a mentor at some point in the future.

I think you’ll enjoy the book. Go ahead and buy it. We’ll both feel smarter.      

Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From the Men Around You

WG_book_3D(small)For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway? But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys.

I have tried to surround myself with these wise guys. They’ve shown me all the back roads on the way to wisdom. I will show you how to gather life-enriching truth from the guys in your own circle.

Buy the book

This guy knows what I’m talkin’ about.

Some men I respect said some nice things about Wise Guys (and me, too!).

 

“The Bible clearly encourages Christians to seek after wisdom and surround themselves with godly friends and mentors. As Proverbs states, we can only truly flourish with “an abundance of counselors” (Prov 11:14). Wise Guys is a careful and clear treatment of the role godly counselors play in the lives of Christians. For those who want to grow in maturity and wisdom, Evans’ book deserves careful consideration.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Kent has written a remarkably clever, humorous, insightful and challenging book that is both readable and instructive. He recounts a host of personal examples accumulated over the years and concludes with 11 practical tips on how to be a better man, a more effective professional and more devoted disciple-maker. I predict you will thoroughly enjoy Wise Guys while you ‘unlock hidden wisdom from the men around you.’”
Bob Russell, Retired Senior Minister, Southeast Christian Church
“I’ve always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent’s infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.”
Mark Hancock , Award-winning writer & Chief Executive Officer, Trail Life USA
“Kent doesn’t just give us a list of qualities aimed at ‘guilting’ us to trying harder, to be better. Instead, he introduces us to a fist-full of men worth meeting. As the quick-to-read stories unfold, we get to know these wise guys. Thanks to Kent’s honestly hilarious writing style, you’ll drop your guard long enough to want to copy the character and wisdom generously offered in this book, man-to-man.”
Darren Walter, Lead Pastor, Current – A Christian Church

This guy knows what I’m talkin’ about.

Some men I respect said some nice things about Wise Guys (and me, too!).

 

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The Bible clearly encourages Christians to seek after wisdom and surround themselves with godly friends and mentors. As Proverbs states, we can only truly flourish with “an abundance of counselors” (Prov 11:14). Wise Guys is a careful and clear treatment of the role godly counselors play in the lives of Christians. For those who want to grow in maturity and wisdom, Evans’ book deserves careful consideration.”

Bob Russell
Retired Senior Minister
Southeast Christian Church

“Kent has written a remarkably clever, humorous, insightful and challenging book that is both readable and instructive. He recounts a host of personal examples accumulated over the years and concludes with 11 practical tips on how to be a better man, a more effective professional and more devoted disciple-maker. I predict you will thoroughly enjoy Wise Guys while you ‘unlock hidden wisdom from the men around you.’”

Mark Hancock
Chief Executive Officer
Trail Life USA

“I've always defined true ministry as the process of walking through something with God and then being vulnerable enough to turn around and walk someone else through, too. Kent's infectious passion to develop Christ-like men is evident in his writing and you will be both challenged and inspired by this collection of characteristic profiles of men who have gone before to show the way. Bravo, Kent. You are walking us through.”

Darren Walter, Lead Pastor
Current – A Christian Church

“Kent doesn’t just give us a list of qualities aimed at ‘guilting’ us to trying harder, to be better. Instead, he introduces us to a fist-full of men worth meeting. As the quick-to-read stories unfold, we get to know these wise guys. Thanks to Kent’s honestly hilarious writing style, you’ll drop your guard long enough to want to copy the character and wisdom generously offered in this book, man-to-man.”

Ryan Sanders
Director, Mkt. & Comm.
National Fatherhood Initiative

“I know Kent’s desire in writing this book is to help you be a better man through the memorable stories and real-life tips. If you read and share this book, somewhere in the world, a boy will become a man. I don't speak for Kent, but I'm pretty sure it's in the fine print of this book. Look closely.”

Dr. Dann Spader
President, Global Youth Initiative

“In a creative and fresh way, Kent will set you on a journey of becoming a Wise Guy. His practical insight, honest evaluations, and life lessons will cause you to reflect on how you are engaging with others in your life. An easy read. I’d encourage any man to develop their own life lessons in the way Kent models.”

I thought you’d never ask.

Here’s more information on Manhood Journey since you’re still here.

 

Manhood Journey is a small group program for fathers and their sons. It is a non-denominational, Bible-based approach to building young men through the discipleship and mentorship of fathers. It features guided Biblical discussion with hands-on, interactive activities. Men can include other young men in their lives – nephews, neighbors or friends.

Learn how we help fathers build godly men

I’m not an internationally recognized TV celebrity, which is good since I have a face for radio. But I more than hold my own at men’s retreats, youth events and family seminars. I’m an effective, engaging and enthusiastic presenter, and I connect with an audience.

Let’s stay in touch.

Catch me on social media or send me a good ol’ fashioned email.

 

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