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What exactly is manhood? How do guys get there? Tim Brown won the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and starred in the NFL for seventeen seasons. He left the game as a Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders legend and one of the most respected men in sports. Now “Mr. Raider” shares his amazing journey—the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the struggles with women, Al Davis, and God—as well as the principles and priorities that made him the man he is today. Much more than a sports memoir, The Making of a Man reveals how faith, family, honor, and integrity have everything to do with true manhood and a life well-lived. Whether you are a rabid fan or have little interest in football, a young boy or already facing the fourth quarter of your life, these pages will both challenge and inspire you to become the man you’ve always known you could be.



About the Author

James Lund

Jim is an award-winning collaborator, editor, and author who enjoys helping others develop their voice and message. He has worked with bestselling authors, public figures, and ministry leaders including Max Lucado, George Foreman, Kathy Ireland, Randy Alcorn, Jim Daly, Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Dennis and Barbary Rainey, Bruce Olson, Kim Meeder, and Shaunti Feldhahn. Other notable projects include books with Taliban kidnap victim Dr. Dilip Joseph, NFL Hall of Famers Tim Brown and Bruce Matthews, Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing, and pastor and Grammy-nominated vocalist Wintley Phipps.

A former Multnomah Publishers editor and newspaper journalist, Jim has collaborated on more than thirty books, with sales exceeding three million copies. Three of his projects have earned the Christian Book Award (formerly Gold Medallion Award) from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Jim lives with his family in Central Oregon, where he enjoys music, hiking, and baseball.



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