Gordon Dalbey's first book, Healing the Masculine Soul, pioneered the Christian Men's movement in 1988. Since then, his Sons of the Father ('96, '12) and Fight Like a Man ('95, '13) have continued his wake-up call to receive our true identity as sons of Father God through surrender to Jesus. No Small Snakes calls men to become Kingdom warriors by revealing the spiritual battle at hand and equipping us to win it. Broken by Religion, Healed by God: Restoring the Sacramental, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Social Justice Church portrays the crippling division among churches today and how God would use us to heal it.
A popular speaker at conferences and retreats around the world, he has appeared on "Focus on the Family," "The 700 Club," and hundreds of other radio and TV shows. His articles have appeared in Focus on the Family, Reader's Digest, Catholic Digest, Christian Century, America, Los Angeles Times, and many other journals.
Gordon has ministered internationally in the UK, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, South Africa and Hong Kong. A former news reporter, Peace Corps Volunteer (Nigeria), high school teacher, and pastor, Gordon holds a BA from Duke, an M.A. in journalism from Stanford and an M.Div. from Harvard. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA.
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you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get
away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how
to take a real rest.” (Matt. 11:28, The Message)
Those words of Jesus are Good News to me—and
I hope to you, too. Sometimes I feel like so many things are
going on—my family, work, church, fixing the shower faucet—that
I lose track of my life. Even vacations can get to be a hassle!
I hardly get time to sit down with myself, much less with
Our men’s conference is an invitation to
get away with Jesus and other men so we can recover our lives
and stay on track with Him. It’s not about more things you
need to do for God, but about hearing and experiencing what
your Father wants to do for you.
“It all makes sense, and I want to go there,”
as one man told me after hearing this message. “But still,
I keep running away from God. Can you give me some advice?
What should I do?” I gave him some advice: “Run as long as
you can.” Today, I haven’t got the energy to outrun God. Truth
is, I never did; it was just easier to fool myself years ago
when I could run all day and party all night. Being the father
of a teenage son has helped me catch on!
Want to take a real rest? Have you run as
long as you can? If you want to get real with other men who
are willing to get real with God and with you, this is your
See you at the conference.
Your brother in the Lord,
“A number of years ago, at a point in my own journey when
I felt more lost than ever, I heard a talk given by Gordon
Dalbey, who had just written Healing the Masculine Soul. He
raised the idea that despite a man’s past and the failures
of his own father to initiate him, God could take him on that
journey to provide what was missing. A hope arose within me.”
(John Eldredge, Wild at Heart, p. 102.)
“We have had Gordon at our annual Praise Gathering in Indianapolis
several times, and he his always on target. He’s very sound
intellectually and doctrinally. I would recommend him highly.”
(Bill Gaither, songwriter/singer/producer)
“In a word, the weekend has changed our congregation. I don’t
think those men, their families, or our church will ever be
the same. Your leadership was sensitive to the Spirit, humble
but persuasive, dynamic but Christ-Centered.” (Rev.
Alan Wright, Reynolda Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem,
“Gordon Dalbey’s teaching on manhood has touched me deeper
than any other. Listening to Gordon teaching at a men’s retreat
was like constant ‘explosions of revelation’--‘I’m not alone
in that struggle!’…‘There’s really hope for change!’…‘so
that’s why God designed things that way!’ Hearing Gordon in
person is an opportunity not to be missed by anyone who wants
a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian
man.” (Brian Doerksen, pioneering songwriter/producer
Come, Now Is the Time to Worship; Father’s House; You Shine)
“Gordon Dalbey is articulate, passionate, and knowledgeable.
His engaging style enables him to speak powerfully to a wide
variety of people--whether radio audience or church congregation.”
(Greg Cromartie, producer, “The Minirth-Meyer Program”