The Hard Corps Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  September 10, 2012

The Hard Corps by Dai HankeyThis week we have several bloggers participating in a book review blog tour for The Hard Corps: Combat Training for the Man of God by Dai Hankey (Good Book Company, 2012). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“The Hard Corps is a good book for the new or seasoned Christian man to learn what it means to be a man of God. The author is clear, concise, doesn’t mince words but calls men to action for the sake of the Gospel. This book will bring men to the Cross of Christ and call them to take up the Cross and follow Jesus in all of life for the sake of His Gospel.”
Dave Jenkins (

“this is a book about God’s calling, empowering, and most importantly, his loving-kindness and grace. Hankey’s call to arms is really a call to loving the LORD with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, which manifests itself in our love for others and our obedience to what God asks of us. Being a soldier in the LORD’s army isn’t about physical strength or one’s ability to fight; it’s about recognizing our own weakness and depending on God to get us through every battle… I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would recommend it to the men in my church without hesitation.”
Nick Norelli (

The Hard Corps is a fine book to be used with a biblical message. God wants and needs men to advance His kingdom and Jesus is the supreme example to follow. Dai has a gift that he is using to reach men for Christ and that is to be commended.”
Craig Hurst (

“If you know a young guy in his late teens or twenties then he is the one you should buy this book for. This is about getting Christian men to recognise they are in spiritual warfare and that they need to step up, man up and not give up.”
-Catherine Mackenzie, Author and Editor – Christian Focus Publications

“In all, I enjoyed the book. Hankey is quite conversational, and some of his British colloquialisms are foreign enough to add a little fun to the reading, such as calling his kids “bonkers,” describing a passage as “big and chunky,” or saying men are “generally pretty rubbish at relational stuff…the book carries a good message to men about living for King Jesus like “The Hard Corps” served King David. If you’re the kind of person who likes to listen to audio sermons, you may want to just check out the sermon series (as an American, I really enjoy the accent). If you’re a fan of Driscoll though, you might want to pick up a copy and keep your eyes on the horizon for more from Dai Hankey. I expect good things out of him.”
Andrew Wencl (

“The Hard Corps by pastor Dai Hankey is a quick read, it’s purpose to motivate and encourage Christian men to rise up and serve God. He uses David’s mighty men from 2 Samuel 23 as examples and uses them as illustrations for us, hence the title of the book. He recognizes a huge problem in the Church and does his best to exhort men to stand up and take their place as men of God… I look forward to more from Pastor Hankey and appreciate his love for the gospel and his heart to see men rise up and take their place in the advancement of Christ’s kingdom.”
Al Houston (

“Author and South Wales church planter, Dai Hankey, wants to help raise up a generation of strong committed Christian men and he doesn’t think that following Jesus makes men weak”
James Matichuk (

“This is a book I wish I had been able to read in my late teens to early twenties. As Christian men we all need to respond to the call to be drafted into the service of King Jesus. Dai’s style throughout is entertaining and engaging. The military theme and graphics in the book make this a fun read for both young men and those of us who are still young men at heart. Whether you’re 15 or 50, you’ll find much to benefit from in these pages. If you’re a Christian man who’s tended to stand on the sidelines, get yourself a copy of this book and read it. If you have friends and family who would benefit from this book, consider hosting a small group of men in your home and work through the book together. If you have a men’s ministry or some men’s small groups at your church, get copies of The Hard Corps into the hands of your leadership.”
Shaun Tabatt (Bible Geek Gone Wild)

Where to Buy:
 The Hard Corps: Combat Training for the Man of God by Dai Hankey is available wherever Christian books are sold. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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