In marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life.
Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it's difficult to find satisfying answers. Rise of the Servant Kings explains that true masculinity is found in absolute surrender to God, which always results in humble character and is expressed in courage and generosity. When a man truly understands God's desires, he will naturally express godly masculinity, Ken Harrison weaves together his experiences as a police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country, with many years as a business executive and ministry leader, to share deep truths for men direct from God's Word.
Praise for Rise of the Servant Kings
“Little boys don’t want to grow up to be polite citizens who keep their lawn manicured. They want to be heroes and even “superheroes” who right wrongs, deliver the oppressed and save the world. In the “Rise of the Servant Kings”, Ken has done grown up boys a favor by providing them both a reminder and a roadmap to experience the True greatness their Father King has planned for them.”
Author of Come and See and Founding pastor of Watermark Community Church in Dallas Texas.
“There are many voices speaking to us of manhood today. Ken Harrison’s is unique among them. It sounds forth from his gritty years as an LA cop, his inspiring business experience, and his hard-won victories as a leader of men. He is street-wise and biblical, humorous and learned. He issues a call to righteous manhood we need to hear.”
New York Times bestselling author
“Masculinity, as God designed it, isn’t toxic. Rather, it’s good, life-giving, courageous, and sacrificial. There were times as I read this book that I felt as if Ken was in my face! It was uncomfortable but also spot on. I know Ken loves Christ, cares about the right things, and is passionate about seeing God’s kingdom advance. The truth he speaks is truth men need to hear.”
President of the Colson Center and co-author of A Practical Guide to Culture
“I’m a woman—so I don’t usually read books about being a man—but my husband was reading Ken’s book and was so enthusiastic, I wanted to know what set this book apart. Ken’s stories captivated me. His honesty inspired me. The book pulses with masculinity yet God spoke to me, a woman! I’m buying Rise of the Servant Kings for every man in my life!”
Author of Intimate Issues, Calm My Anxious Heart, and other books
“Some authors write with ink and some with water. Harrison writes with blood and fire, and his soul-stirring call to men to rise to the challenge of the hour is bold, timely, and heart-warming. If Christian men respond as the promise keepers described here, the world will be a different and better place.”
Author The Call: Finding and fulfilling God’s purpose for your life
“In Rise of the Servant Kings, Ken Harrison explains clearly what the core qualities of a man of God should be. Since Ken’s an ex-police officer, he is not afraid to get right to the nitty gritty in describing how a man can apply the Bible’s principles for authentic masculinity in every area of life—from personal integrity, to marriage, to fatherhood, to serving his fellow man. If you want a no-nonsense guide to getting manhood right, this is it.”
Former four-time world heavyweight champion
“No one will ever accuse Ken Harrison, a gritty ex-policeman who now heads Promise Keepers, of pulling any punches in describing the role of a ‘servant king.’ His message is clear, direct, and on target as he challenges men to accept their responsibility as Christfollowers in all arenas of life. Men of all ages will be encouraged by this timely reminder of both the cost and opportunity of authentic manhood.”
New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor of National Community Church
“I have passed the Promise Keeper’s baton to Ken Harrison with exceeding great joy, because Ken is a man of the Word and a man of prayer. Never has there been a greater need for men of the Word and Prayer–you can only lead based on who you are. Additionally, Ken has a genuine love for the brothers of color and is committed to insure that they are reached, included, and fully involved as Promise Keeepers builds an army of Godly men. Read this book, it was written by a man of integrity.”
Founder of Promise Keepers and former head football coach of the University of Colorado
“Ken has captured the biblical mandate of manhood. In a world of putting ‘self’ first, he encourages men to be servant leaders to both their fellow man and to their God.”
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin
“Scripture teaches and history affirms that our greatest kings and leaders have strong and loving hearts that beat to serve God, their families, and humanity. Ken writes and leads by example.”
Evangelist, author, activist at www.alvedaking.com
“You may have heard the statement that ’being male is a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice.’ Ken Harrison challenges us to the next level, in that to be a man of God, means choosing to live proactively, courageously, and humbly. Masterfully blending a fascinating life in the LAPD with deep theological insight, Ken addresses with sledgehammer force the key issues men struggle with. This book will arrest your heart to choose living out your true design as a servant king!”
Leader Doxa Deo & City Changers Global
“Ken Harrison is the kind of person he writes about. He’s a man of character and conviction, and much of his book calls us to a similar path. I’m thankful that Rise of the Servant Kings will encourage men to be who God has called them to be.”
Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center and dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College
Ken Harrison is the president and chairman of Promise Keepers. Ken’s mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.
Harrison also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that donates over $1 million per week to build God’s Kingdom. He started his career as an LAPD officer in the notorious Watts/Compton area. There he received numerous commendations and awards.
Ken then spent nearly two decades in the commercial real estate arena both nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to Colliers International, the second largest commercial real estate company in the world. He stayed on as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.
Harrison is a Colson Fellow and has served on numerous local and national boards, including FCA, Colorado Uplift, Urban Youth Ministries, Corban University and WaterStone.
An author and corporate speaker, Harrison has appeared on numerous media outlets including FoxNews.com, The Huckabee Show, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk" and The 700 Club. With a long record of dedicated service to ministry, Harrison leads Bible studies locally and participated in missions trips to Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, and the Philippines. He is author of Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, now available in bookstores everywhere.
He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 28 years and they have three children.
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