No More Christian Nice Guy

When Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts Men, Women, and Children

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It's Time to Be Who You Were Meant to Be

Tired of seeking other people's approval? Fed up with being passive, fearful, and anxious when you wish you were assertive and proactive?

Paul Coughlin shows how men can say no to the "nice guy" syndrome and yes to a life of boldness and conviction--like Jesus lived. This radical and hopeful message elevates the true biblical model of manhood above the prevailing views of church and culture.

Part inspiration, part instruction, and part manifesto, this book has been changing lives since it was first published. In this revised and expanded edition, Coughlin shares vital insights on the changes he's seen in churches and the greater culture. He also looks at the shifting expectations men face in relationships and in the workplace, and how younger Christians, in particular, are subject to harmful views about masculinity.

If you're a Nice Guy, that's not the real you. There's something and someone stronger and better inside you who's waiting to be vitalized and released.

"This book is a road map to a larger life."--David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church


Paul Coughlin, Author

Paul Coughlin ( is an international speaker, teacher, and author who has been interviewed by Good Morning America and the New York Times, among other media outlets. He is the founder of The Protectors, an anti-bullying organization that helps schools and churches throughout North America, as well as internationally. A former Christian Nice Guy, Paul is a happily married father of three. The Coughlin family lives in Oregon.

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