This August, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin. Men, this one is especially for you — author Nate Larkin leverages honesty and adept storytelling to share a refreshing perspective on Samson’s story.

Pastor P.J. Flores can’t get enough of this book:
Samson and the Pirate Monks blew me away. Nate Larkin is the real deal! I was so intrigued by Nate’s story, I actually reached out to him and had a lengthy conversation about what it truly means to be surrounded by authentic brotherhood. Nate introduces a model of community and friendship that is energizing men’s ministry across the country.

This is a book that does not attempt to shame or guilt Christians into ‘being better,’ but instead talks about real issues, real connections, and how to give and receive real support. The book lays out a practical blueprint for male Christian fellowship that is simple in its design, yet powerful in its execution. I highly suggest this book to anyone who feels like their faith has gotten shallow, or for anyone struggling with un-Godly addictions of any kind.”

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