Minivan Manhood

Author: J. Aaron White
Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN 9781633423084

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About the book

Minivan Manhood is a street-level, biblically saturated, gospel-centered guide for guys who want to lead their families well by serving their children.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).

Although the command in this verse is fueled by the grace of the gospel, busy dads often feel overwhelmed and under equipped to obey it in their daily grinds. Busy schedules, a lack of clarity, and their own remaining sin conspire against them to derail one of their most sacred callings—fatherhood.

As a follow-up to his previous book (Man Up, Kneel Down: Shepherding Your Wife Toward Greater Joy in Jesus), J. Aaron White has produced an accessible, concise, gospel-saturated, practical guide for fathers who want to shepherd their children in a way that makes Christ look glorious. In its brief chapters, Minivan Manhood aims to encourage, equip, challenge, and inspire dads to take up the high call of fatherhood with fresh clarity and zeal.

See Also: Man Up, Kneel Down


As someone with both a minivan and children, I was richly encouraged by this book! J. Aaron White is a godly man and encourages godly fatherhood in a simple and refreshing way. Minivan Manhood contains helpful counsel to dads that spans across the stages of parenting. It blesses disproportionately more than the sacrifice of time it takes to read! Do yourself a favor—and your children a favor—and allow this book to stir you up to greater love and good works!
—Brian Davis: Pastor and Church Planter, Exalting Christ Church, Minneapolis, MN

Pastor Aaron White writes with conviction and joy about the high calling and privilege of Christian fatherhood. This short book is light-hearted and biblically weighty, inspiring and practical. Aaron challenges men to love, to laugh, to serve, to sing, to repent, to read, and more for the glory of God and the good of their families.
—Dr. Brian J. Tabb: Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies, Bethlehem College and Seminary; author of All Things New and After Emmaus

In Minivan Manhood Aaron White has blessed the church with a clarion call to all fathers. Our men need to heed Aaron’s pastoral and scriptural invitation to buy up every opportunity the Lord gives to shepherd these precious souls entrusted to us. My prayer is that God will use this book to bring greater joy in Jesus to dads, moms, and children alike.
—Dr. Jon Pratt: Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN; elder at Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, MN

About the author

J. Aaron White has served in vocational ministry for over thirteen years as a worship director, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He married his high school sweetheart, Tanya, in 2004 and they have since been blessed with five children. Pastor White holds degrees in communication studies, systematic theology, practical theology, and apologetics. He also has two beloved Boston Terriers named Charles and Susannah. He loves biking and strong coffee, and he is painfully aware that he married way out of his league.

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