Soul Man? - A resource to ignite spiritual curiosity

'Soul Man? is a BRF resource designed to ignite spiritual curiosity within men. It is a personal pocketbook packed with questions and activities which will get men thinking about the spiritual stuff of life. It contains twelve life themes to help men contemplate different aspects of belief, and it can be used individually, one-to-one or in a group.'
Mark Chester, founder of BRF’s Who Let the Dads Out? programme and author of Soul Man?

What's in Soul Man?

Soul Man? covers twelve themes:

  • The soul
  • God
  • Prayer
  • Right and wrong
  • Life after death
  • Forgiveness
  • The mind
  • Suffering
  • Ambition, success and failure
  • Relationships
  • Belonging
  • Life transitions

There's also a page of additional ideas to go alongside Soul Man?

Thinking through questions

Soul Man? helps men to consider questions such as:

  • Do we have souls and, if so, what are they for?
  • Does God exist and how does what I do or don't believe about God affect my life?
  • What is the point of prayer?
  • Do right and wrong exist and, if so, how do I decide what is right and what is wrong?
  • Is there life after death and, if so, will my actions in this life affect my life after death?

Soul Man? in more detail

Soul Man? is a starting point in awakening spiritual awareness and can be used with men who are not ready to go on a Christianity exploration course. It is for those who don't believe in God at all, those who are not sure and those who do believe in God but are still working out what that means for them.

Soul Man? is a natural follow-on from a Who Let The Dads Out? group or the Daddy Cool! Parenting Programme, but it can also be used independently of these.

Soul Man? has been developed in partnership with the Methodist Forces Board and, at the moment, is specifically for use by Armed Forces Chaplains with the men they serve.

Our future plans and how you can help

Our intention, as soon as finances permit, is to repackage the resource and make it more generally available. If you could help us to do that, please get in touch.

In the meantime the original version of Soul Man? (comprising six sessions) can be found in the book School’s Out, Dad’s About by Mark Chester.

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