The Birkenhead Drill
by Douglas Phillips
In 1852, the British troopship H.M.S. Birkenhead was traveling to South
Africa when she hit a ledge and foundered. On board were more than seven
hundred men, women, and children. With only twenty minutes left before
she would sink, the decision was made to place all women and children
aboard the few life boats. The men would remain behind and face the
man-eating sharks circling the disaster. Hundreds of men drowned or were
eaten alive in full view of their children, but not a single woman or
child perished that day. In past years, this story was known by every
schoolboy and girl. Now, you can learn about the Birkenhead through this
stirring collection of survivor accounts.
Family Man, Family Leader By
What this country needs is a few
good men — husbands and fathers who are willing to love and lead their
households with manly resolve and godly vision. Frankly, the Church
needs these men every bit as much as the rest of the country. We are
experiencing a national crisis of manhood of epidemic proportions.
Absent a revival of fatherhood, we can expect to see an ever-increasing
rise in the number of effeminate boys and masculine women, as well as
the breakdown of the Christian family as it is defined in Holy
Scripture. What we desperately need today are men who will be family men
and family leaders. But how?
For more than ten years, Philip
Lancaster has been instilling hope, and calling fathers to their
rightful duties as family prophets, priests, protectors, and providers.
He has emerged as one of the most articulate and theologically-sound
defenders of the biblical family. Through his magazine Patriarch,
Phil has reached thousands with both the vision and the tools necessary
for family revival. Now, in his first book, Phil lays — in simple,
easy-to-understand concepts — the biblical foundation necessary for
men to turn their hearts to home and change the world. Family Man,
Family Leader first presents the vision of biblical household
leadership. Next, it addresses the many practical issues necessary for
achieving victory as a man, from learning and acting upon God’s
priorities, to decision-making as a father, to growing in oneness with
your wife, to personal accountability before the Lord and victory over
secret sins. Whether you are a veteran visionary father, or a dad just
beginning the journey of patriarchy, we hope you find Family Man,
Family Leader to be a source of inspiration and practical help.
Paperback. Approx. 320 pgs.
Give Me Your Heart, My Son (8 Audiocassettes)
The father and son relationship is
one of the defining relationships in the universe. In fact, before there was a
universe, there was the eternal Father who loved the eternal Son. We should not
be surprised, therefore, that Satan has reserved his most fiery darts to
alienate Christian fathers from their sons. The best way to destroy a nation or
to render the Church ineffective is to destroy the legacy of multi-generational
faithfulness which God intends for covenant-keeping men and their progeny.
With this in mind, Vision Forum
Ministries launched the Vision Forum Father/Son Retreats. Four years
later, over 2,500 fathers and sons have graduated from this special
three-day retreat designed to build a biblical vision for unity and love
between the men of a family. We have received hundreds of testimonies of
lives that were changed and relationships that were restored at these
Give Me Your Heart My Son
contains some of the highlights of past retreats. Speakers featured in
this series include evangelist and historical reenactor Richard
“Little Bear” Wheeler, Norm Wakefield of Elijah Ministries, Bob
Welch of Bible Teaching Ministries, Pastor S.M. Davis and Doug Phillips.
This handsome album houses eight cassettes, 60-90 minutes each.
Building a Family That Will Stand - (8 Audio Cassettes)
God appears to be touching the
hearts of a growing number of Christian fathers with a hunger to learn more
about biblical manhood. This quiet revival is taking place in homes where
teary-eyed fathers are standing before their wives and children, repenting for
their lack of vision and leadership, and recommitting themselves to God’s
priorities for men. With this revival comes the awareness that Christian men
need to make dramatic changes in their lives; changes which reflect a biblical
re-examination of the way our fallen culture approaches family, work, finances,
education, citizenship, etc. The goal of these conference tapes is to encourage
men to see “the big picture” of biblical manhood. Topics include: the
meaning of patriarchy, developing a multi-generational vision, busy fathers as
family shepherds, preparing sons for marriage and life purpose, biblical
discipline, family worship, and much more! With Phil Lancaster, Doug Phillips,
and John Thompson. Approx. 8 hours playing time.
Poems for Patriarchs: The Verse and Prose of Christian Manhood Compiled
and Edited by Douglas Phillips
One reason men lack vision is because
they lack poetry in their lives. Men no longer sing or recite inspirational
verse. Our boys are no longer required to memorize the great psalms, hymns, and
poems of Christian manhood. This should come as no surprise. The 20th century
has wreaked havoc upon chivalry and manhood. The transformation of poetry from
the ennobling to the coarse, the banal, or the irrelevent is as much a sign of
our national loss of manhood as it is of the decline of decency and
civilization. But poetry is essential to a man's life. We should never forget
that God chose to communicate through the language of poetry. A large portion of
the Scripture from Psalms to The Song of Solomon- even the book of Isaiah in the
original language-was written in verse. Why? Because poetry and song allow us to
use the beauty of language to paint mental images of victory, of devotion, and
of the beauty of life in Jesus Christ. In Poems for Patriarchs, Doug Phillips
has compiled favorite inspirational and vision communicating selections. This
collection includes poems and prose both obscure and popular, but selected
because of the profound way they speak to the most important issues in a man's
life. They are neither fluffy nor frilly, foppish nor foolish, but virile and
often sage, both as to their composition and character. Each chapter in the book
contains a generous number of selections, some new, some ancient, but all
designed to address the various biblical roles, relationships and seasons in a
man's life, from early boyhood to his twilight years.
Home-Making By J.R. Miller
Don’t let the title fool you. This is
not just a book for women who keep
home. Home-Making is an uncompromising
vision statement for the domestic bliss and cultural dominion of the Christian
family. The message of Home-Making is powerful: “Sisters, Brothers,
Husbands, Wives — Home life is meant to be beautiful, ennobling, and
victorious!” God intends for each person, from parent to child, to play a role
in family life, the ultimate goal of which is the transformation of the
individual, the home, and the society for the glory of God.
Miller puts into writing truth that we
need to hear but are usually too afraid to say. He carefully addresses
each member of the family, managing to find the perfect balance between
inspiration and exhortation.
First, he addresses the marriage
relationship: “The married life is meant to be the happiest, fullest,
purest, richest life. It is God’s own ideal of completeness.” He
then instructs the husband and the wife: “Every true-hearted husband
should seek to be worthy of the wife he has already won. A true wife
makes a man’s life nobler, stronger, grander, by the omnipotence of
her love ‘turning all the forces of manhood upward and
With regard to the brother and sister
relationship, never have I read as pure a description as here. Miller
asks, “Why should not a brother make a confidante of his own sister
rather than of any other? Why should not a sister look to her own
brother for counsel, for protection, for advice, rather than to any
Beall Phillips writes, “Sometimes all
of us get swallowed up in the day to day duties and lose sight of the
beauty in family life. We all need our vision renewed and our hearts
encouraged. This book does just that. I was deeply moved and my very
heart was touched as I read the beautiful descriptions of biblical
family relationships. I was inspired. My vision was refreshed. Hardback.
Blessed Marriage - Audio Cassette By Douglas Phillips
It is heartbreaking to hear
Christians belittle or minimize the significance of the precious gift
called marriage. The Bible teaches that parents are to actively prepare
their children for it, that couples are to rejoice in it, and that the
Church is to reinforce it. Approx. 60 min. audiocassette.
Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife
By Bill Potter
On the battlefield, he was
brilliant, audacious, and unflinchingly courageous, hence the nickname
"Stonewall." This man of God was also a church deacon and
devoted husband. Your students can meet the real Thomas Jackson
as they read the letters he wrote to his wife, Anna---letters that still
reflect a model of godly leadership and covenant faithfulness. Includes
a list of his maxims. 160 pages, softcover.
Women and Children First -
Polls indicate that the typical high school male laughs at the idea of
giving up his seat on a lifeboat to help a woman or child. In a society
that promotes "survival of the fittest," aborts its young, and
thrives on androgyny, this should not surprise us, but it should grieve
our hearts. This is why we must tell the story of the men of the
Titanic, their remarkable sacrifice, and the legacy of heroism which
they inspired. Forget about the Hollywood movie, the true story of the
R.M.S Titanic is far more inspiring. A goal of this tape is to encourage
your sons to honor their mothers and protect their sisters.
Approx. 60 min. 1 audiocassette.
The Heroism of the Fathers is the Legacy of the Sons - CD
What causes men to act with nobility and heroism? What is the link
between fatherhood and leadership in times of crisis? In a
never-to-be-repeated special evening dedicated to 150 years of heroic
manhood, Doug Phillips answers these questions and presents the
remarkable story of multi-generational fatherhood and Christian
sacrifice from Teddy Roosevelt to Lord Baden Powell, from the Birkenhead
to the Titanic, from 9-11 hero Todd Beamer to the remarkable story of
home school heroes Joshua and Noelle Goforth. Join Doug and an ensemble
of speakers for a night to remember as they celebrate the anniversaries
of the sinking of the Titanic and the Birkenhead, as part of a gala
event for the Baby William Fund, which is dedicated to helping special
children in times of need. 1.5 hrs. of audio on 2 CDs. A 2-CD
Collector's Edition Audio Album with Douglas W. Phillips and Other
Rebuilding A Culture of Virtuous Boyhood - Audio Cassette by
Christian boys have much to learn from boys of the past. Issues of
courtesy to women, sacrifice, and vision are critical to raising modern
boys. Our goal must be to move beyond the pretty platitudes and to
aspire to rebuilding an entire culture of virtuous boyhood, such that
every aspect of a young man's life is preparation for chivalrous
leadership in the name of Jesus Christ. 1 cassette. 60 minutes.
Defending the Fatherless -Audio Cassette by
The most neglected group in the Church is children of
single-mother homes. It is a biblical obligation to help such mothers
stay off welfare and out of the workforce, and to enable them to home
educate their children. This is true religion. By Doug Phillips. Approx.
60 min. 1 audiocassette.
Thoughts for Young Men
By J.C. Ryle
There are four great temptations
that plague most young men: sloth, lust, love of pleasure, and peer pressure.
J.C. Ryle, the last of the great Puritans, tackles each of these subjects with a
tenderness and tact which is unsurpassed. First written toward the end of the
nineteenth century, it remains to this day the most relevant and helpful book on
the subject in print.
How to Evaluate a Suitor - 2 Audio Cassettes by
In this fast-paced message, Doug Phillips explains that the greatest gift a dad
will ever give away is his daughter. He examines the biblical qualifications for
suitors and concludes that the Bible does not anticipate perfection, but minimal
threshold requirements must be met. He examines the need for careful
discrimination for determining if two are “equally yoked” and the doctrine
of the “bride’s price.” Doug also points out biblical examples of
wickedness by fathers toward suitors and urges dads to act decisively, but with
charity, respect, and love. 2 Audiocassettes. Approx. 1 hr. 20 mins.
A Little Book of Manners for Boys: A Game Plan for Getting Along With Others
by Bob and Emilie Barnes
All parents want their boys to become respectful, courteous young men---and
here's just the help children need! Using godly wisdom and whimsical
illustrations, the Barneses teach your boys the basics of proper manners,
covering everything from appropriate language to table etiquette, sportsmanship,
good grooming, hygiene, and more. Ages 4 to 7. 32 pages, hardcover from Harvest.