“I can't speak highly enough about the way this book addresses manhood in our culture. Biblically challenging and radically applicable, it honestly addresses the deepest longings and fears a man faces.” --Matt Chandler
Prepare for a paradigm-shifting view of biblical manhood.
Every man wants to succeed. But for so many, life seems to get in the way. We all have friends—good men, followers of Christ even—who start out well but before long, they’re failing at relationships, bending ethical standards, or driving
themselves so hard at work they’re losing the hearts of their wife and kids.
In The Real Win, Colt McCoy and Matt Carter wrestle deeply and personally with this challenge, then deliver down-to-earth, biblical answers. Based on their personal experiences and a close study of Scripture, McCoy and Carter show men:
• Why so much depends on who you trust and who you serve
• Why every man is called to lead and why every man can
• How to man up to temptation—and conquer it
• How to fi nd the “win” even in your biggest failure
“The real win means trusting the Lord and walking with Jesus no matter what,” write Matt and Colt. “That kind of faithfulness is possible for any man who follows God with all his heart. No matter what circumstances threaten him, a
faithful man is the most truly confi dent man in the room.”
Complete with practical study guide for personal or small group use.
About the Author
COLT MCCOY is an NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. As a college student, he was the winningest quarterback in the history of NCAA football and led his University of Texas team to the 2010 BCS national championship game. During his senior year, Colt won thirteen of the top fi fteen major college player awards, including quarterback of the year, offensive player of the year, and outstanding football player of the year. The 2008 Heisman trophy runner-up, Colt is involved in several ministries around the world. Colt and his wife, Rachel, live in Austin, Texas.
MATT CARTER is founding pastor of the eightthousand-member Austin Stone Community Church. He champions the For the City Network, which helps churches partner with social service agencies to meet local needs. Matt is the author of several books and he speaks at conferences nationwide. He holds a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate of ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.
MARCUS BROTHERTON is the author or co-author of more than twenty-fi ve books, including the New York Times bestseller We Who Are Alive and Remain, about surviving members of the Band of Brothers. He lives with his family in Washington state.
Praise for The Real Win: A Man's Quest for Authentic Success…
Praise for The Real Win
“Colt McCoy and Matt Carter have joined arms to lead men to win. Not just
win in athletics or careers, but to win in life. The pages of this book are packed
with inspirational words and practical guidance. I heartily recommend it.”
—Max Lucado, pastor and best-selling author
“The Real Win: Pursuing God’s Plan for Authentic Success is a really good book.
It is honest, transparent, convicting, challenging, and instructive. It makes
plain what it really means to ‘be the man!’ Colt McCoy and Matt Carter invite
men to a higher and greater calling as they follow hard after the real man’s
man, Jesus of Nazareth.”
— Daniel L. Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Men hate asking for directions a little more than they hate to read. It isn’t that
we can’t read; it’s just that we need something that keeps our interest and gives
us practical help. Welcome to that book. The Real Win will help you grow in
your faith so that you can be the man God has called you to be.”
—Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey
“A gut-wrenching, soul-piercing book that wrestles honestly with questions
every man asks and emotions every man feels, whether he ever admits it or not.
I will recommend this book to all the men in my church. You won’t be able to
put it down.”
— J. D. Greear, author of Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart:
How to Know for Sure You Are Saved and Gospel: Recovering
the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary
“A wonderful and raw work that gets to the heart of all the areas in which men
have historically struggled. This book is immensely valuable, not because it
points men to success, but because it points men to Jesus and practically walks
through how to win by seeking Him in every area of life.”
— Nathan Lino, senior pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church
“I can’t speak highly enough about the way this book addresses manhood in
our culture. Biblically challenging and radically applicable, it honestly addresses
the deepest longings and fears a man faces.”
— Matt Chandler, author of The Explicit Gospel and Creature of the Word
“This is not your typical formula for a book on success and manhood. By humbly
and honestly walking through their failures, Matt Carter and Colt McCoy
teach the difficult truths we face as men and leaders. I have great hope that
through this book, more and more men will begin to see their struggles in marriage,
career, and family as a way to point them to the ultimate picture of success:
— Brad Lomenick, executive director and key visionary of Catalyst
“As a young man fresh out of college, I know I’m going to chase something
with the rest of my life. The Real Win helps me lock in on exactly what that
should be. This book identifies what’s truly satisfying, what’s worthy of being
chased. I’m in for the win.”
—Cory Cotton, cofounder of Dude Perfect and author of Go Big
“We live in a world full of scoreboards. Matt and Colt have experienced both
wins and losses, and I’ve seen them both want God more than all of it. They
are men who fight well, and they will lead you to fight well. This is worth
it. In The Real Win, Matt and Colt will move you from a life of striving to one
of fulfillment, living for the God who has already won the ultimate victory.”
—Jennie Allen, Bible teacher and author of Anything