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About Rise of the Servant Kings

The "how-to-get-it-right" book for today's Christian man--in marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life.

Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it's difficult to find satisfying answers. Rise of the Servant Kings explains that true masculinity is found in absolute surrender to God, which always results in humble character and is expressed in courage and generosity. When a man truly understands God's desires, he will naturally express godly masculinity, Ken Harrison weaves together his experiences as a police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country, with many years as a business executive and ministry leader, to share deep truths for men direct from God's Word.

Praise

“I have passed the Promise Keepers baton to Ken Harrison with exceeding joy because Ken is a man of the Word and a man of prayer. Never has there been a greater need for men of the Word and prayer because men lead based on who they are. Additionally, Ken has a genuine love for brothers of color and is committed to ensure they are reached, included, and fully involved as Promise Keepers builds an army of godly men. Read this book; it was written by a man of integrity.”
—Bill McCartney, founder of Promise Keepers and former head football coach at the University of Colorado

“No one will ever accuse Ken Harrison, a gritty ex-policeman who now heads Promise Keepers, of pulling any punches in describing the role of a servant king. His message is clear, direct, and on target as he challenges men to accept their responsibility as Christ followers in all arenas of life. Men of all ages will be encouraged by this timely reminder of both the cost and opportunity of authentic manhood.”
—Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church

“In Rise of the Servant Kings, Ken Harrison explains clearly what the core qualities of a man of God should be. Since Ken is an ex–police officer, he is not afraid to get right to the nitty-gritty in describing how a man can apply the Bible’s principles for authentic masculinity in every area of life—from personal integrity to marriage to fatherhood to serving his fellow man. If you want a no-nonsense guide to getting manhood right, this is it.”
—Evander Holyfield, four-time world heavyweight champion

“Some authors write with ink and some with water. Harrison writes with blood and fire, and his soul-stirring call for men to rise to the challenge of the hour is bold, timely, and heartwarming. If Christian men respond as the promise keepers described here, the world will be a different and better place.”
—Os Guinness, author of The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose for Your Life

“Because I’m a woman, I don’t usually read books about being a man, but my husband was reading Ken’s book and was so enthusiastic that I wanted to know what set this book apart. Ken’s stories captivated me. His honesty inspired me. The book pulses with masculinity, yet God spoke to me, a woman! I’m buying Rise of the Servant Kings for every man in my life!”
—Linda Dillow, author of Intimate Issues, Calm My Anxious Heart, and other books

“Masculinity, as God designed it, isn’t toxic. Rather, it’s good, life giving, courageous, and sacrificial. There were times while reading this book when I felt as if Ken were in my face! It was uncomfortable, but what he says is spot-on. I know Ken loves Christ, cares about the right things, and is passionate about seeing God’s kingdom advance. The truth he speaks is truth men need to hear.”
—John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center and coauthor of A Practical Guide to Culture

“Ken has captured the biblical mandate of manhood. In a world of putting self first, he encourages men to be servant leaders both to their fellow man and to their God.”
—Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, US Army

“Scripture teaches and history affirms that our greatest kings and leaders have strong and loving hearts that beat to serve God, their families, and humanity. Ken writes and leads by example.”
—Alveda King, evangelist, author, and activist at www.alvedaking.com

“You may have heard the statement that ‘being male is a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice.’ Ken Harrison challenges us to the next level, that being a man of God means choosing to live proactively, courageously, and humbly. Masterfully blending deep theological insight with fascinating experiences as part of the LAPD, Ken addresses with sledgehammer force the key issues men struggle with. This book will arrest your heart to choose living out your true design as a servant king!”
—Alan Platt, leader of Doxa Deo and City Changers Global

“Ken Harrison is the kind of person he writes about. He’s a man of character and conviction, and much of his book calls us to a similar path. I’m thankful that Rise of the Servant Kings will encourage men to be who God has called them to be.”
—Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center and dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College

“There are many voices speaking to us of manhood today. Ken Harrison’s is unique among them. It sounds forth from his gritty years as an LA cop, his inspiring business experience, and his hard-won victories as a leader of men. He is streetwise and biblical, humorous and learned. He issues a call to righteous manhood that we need to hear.”
—Stephen Mansfield, New York Times best-selling author

“Little boys don’t want to grow up to be polite citizens who keep their lawn manicured. They want to be heroes and even superheroes who right wrongs, deliver the oppressed, and save the world. In Rise of the Servant Kings, Ken has done grown-up boys a favor by providing them both a reminder and a road map to experience the true greatness their Father King has planned for them.”
—Todd Wagner, author of Come and See and founding pastor of Watermark Community Church

About Ken Harrison

KEN HARRISON serves as the Chief Executive Officer of WaterStone, an organization that releases resources to support Christian humanitarian efforts worldwide. Currently WaterStone oversees donations of millions of dollars per month and manages a fund of $400+ million. He started his career as a Los Angeles police officer in the infamous 77th Division of South-Central Los Angeles, better known as Watts or Compton. There he received numerous commendations and awards. After leaving the LAPD in the 1990s, Ken went into business and built a small local company into one of the largest of its kind in the United States. He has served on multiple boards, and recently stepped into the role of chairman of the board of Promise Keepers, a well-known organization ministering to Christian men. Harrison is also the author of Victims & Victors. He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 27 years and they have three children.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: May 7, 2019

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first two chapters of Rise of the Servant Kings. The "how-to-get-it-right" book for today's Christian man—in marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life.  Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it's difficult to find satisfying answers. Rise of the Servant Kings explains that true masculinity is found in absolute surrender to God, which always results in humble character and is expressed in courage and generosity. When a man truly understands God's desires, he will naturally express godly masculinity, Ken Harrison weaves together his experiences as a police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country, with many years as a business executive and ministry leader, to share deep truths for men direct from God's Word.

Press Release

Leader of Promise Keepers Calls Men to Faith and Action Through Biblical, Masculine Servanthood
 
Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says about Being a Man
by Ken Harrison
 
“Some authors write with ink and some with water. Harrison writes with blood and fire, and his soul-stirring call to men to rise to the challenge of the hour is bold, timely, and heart-warming. If Christian men respond as the promise keepers described here, the world will be a different and better place.”
—Os Guinness, author The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose for Your Life
 
Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, yet it’s difficult to find satisfying answers.
Author Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, encourages men to look no further than God’s original blueprint for true masculinity: the Bible. Through fast-paced stories and biblical insight, his Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says about Being a Man (Multnomah; May 7, 2019) takes readers on a journey of discovery that reveals more of who God is—and who men were meant to be as His sons.

Harrison understands the struggles men face and the victories that are possible. A former LAPD police officer who served in the infamous 77th Division of south-central Los Angeles, he realizes that true strength comes only through the pursuit of biblical, masculine servanthood.

In a world that often wants men to be silent and soft, Rise of the Servant Kings stands out as a clarion call for authentic, masculine strength. He emphasizes that real men are designed to be proactive, courageous, and humble—not passive, fearful, or arrogant. Harrison also boldly challenges men to turn from their sinful ways, find their strength through Christ and His Word, and be men of persevering prayer, who walk in forgiveness and faith-filled action.

“If you want to know God, if you want true friendship with Him, you must lay down all, including your rights to your own life,” Harrison says. “This is pure worship of the God who created you. It is giving back to Him the only thing of value you have to give—yourself.”

Rise of the Servant Kings is a much-needed, biblically-grounded resource that will awaken and equip both young and seasoned men to confidently step into their marriage, family, work, and friendships with newfound strength and embrace God’s true plan for their lives.

 
Rise of the Servant Kings is the “how-to-get-it-right” book for today’s Christian man—in marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ken Harrison
is the president and chairman of Promise Keepers. Ken’s mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.
Harrison also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that oversees donations of millions of dollars per month to build God’s Kingdom. He started his career as an LAPD street cop in the notorious Watts/Compton area. There he received numerous commendations.

Ken then spent nearly two decades in the commercial real estate arena both nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to Colliers International, the second largest commercial real estate company in the world. He stayed on as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Harrison is a Colson Fellow and has served on numerous local and national boards, including FCA, Colorado Uplift, Urban Youth Ministries, Corban University and WaterStone. An author and corporate speaker, Harrison has appeared on many radio interviews as well as “The 700 Club” and “Turning Point” television shows.

With a long record of dedicated service to ministry, Harrison leads Bible studies locally and participated in missions trips to Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, and the Philippines. He and his wife, Elliette, have been married for 28 years, have three children, and reside near Denver, Colorado.

Release date: May 7, 2019
Christian Living/Men
ISBN 9780525653189 ● Hardcover ● 224 Pages ● $22.99 U.S. / $29.99 Canada
eBook ISBN 9780525653196 ● $11.99 U.S. / $14.99 Canada

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