Jared Brock is cofounder of Hope for the Sold, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating exploitation, and author of A Year of Living Prayerfully. He’s happily married to his best friend, Michelle, and his writing has appeared in Catalyst, Esquire, Relevant, Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and Writer’s Digest. Brock runs a documentary production company, is the director of Over 18 and Red Light Green Light, and has been interviewed on TODAY.com, 100 Huntley Street, and The 700 Club.
Aaron Alford is from Ontario, Canada. He has studied improv at The Second City, hitchhiked across Ireland and Italy, and, as a missionary with Youth With A Mission in Modesto, California, helped run a street café for the homeless with his friends. He is currently studying for the priesthood and enjoys beautifying the world with whimsy, compassion, pipe smoke, and an admirable beard.
About the Book
31 days of humor, history, and the deeper meaning of the Godly beard
Is there a connection between hairiness and holiness? Absolutely. Godly men have been growing facial foliage since the beginning of time, and church history is filled with Christians who gloried in male-pattern magnificence. This book will help you see that every hair can be a prayer, every collar-cover an offering of love.
Of course, Bearded Gospel Men is about more than just beards. It’s about manliness and godliness, both of which seem to be in short supply these days. Each of the 31 stories in this book includes a verse of the day, a quote to contemplate, and a prayer—all geared to inspire men toward embracing their follicular faithfulness and joining a larger conversation about living faithfully in a world that desperately needs the gospel.
So dive in and enjoy the woolly wisdom of these bearded gospel men!