Brian Tome

adventure rider, husband, father, author, senior pastor at Crossroads Church, equal opportunity encourager and offender

Books by Brian

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The Five Marks of a Man

Pastor Brian Tome challenges men who find themselves at a pressure point—relationally, occupationally, emotionally, or spiritually—to rise to the level of manhood God intended, one defined by strength, purpose, and a code of honor.

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Welcome to the Revolution

A bold, honest, humorous guide to joining the ever-advancing Kingdom of God."The Revolution," as Tome calls the Christian life, is already underway, and while it is both exhilarating and fulfilling, it's challenging and confusing at times. This book will guide the reader from the basics (navigatingthrough Christian kitsch at the bookstore) to the practical (Bible reading and building community) to the profound (concepts of forgiveness and using imagination in prayer).

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Free Book

Maybe you're not as free as you think you are. Even worse, you may have been duped into believing that a "balanced" life is the key to happiness (it isn't) or that a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions (nope).

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Five Marks

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How a Book is Changing Lives in Jail

When Brian Tome wrote The Five Marks of a Man, he had no idea how it would impact others. So he was floored when he heard a judge is giving out copies to juveniles in his courtroom, because it guides them to make good choices. Brian recently visited this teen in jail where he read a letter he had written him after reading the book. He later heard he was his first and only visitor in two years.

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A Fraternity Stepping into Manhood

Crossroads Senior Pastor and Author, Brian Tome, visits the Sigma Chi Fraternity at The University of Cincinnati, to have dinner and give a teaching on his new book, The Five Marks of a Man.

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Andy Dalton Off the Field

Brian Tome, senior pastor of Crossroads, sat down with Andy Dalton, quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, to talk about faith, family, and football.

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THE FIVE MARKS OF A MAN PODCAST

Every great man in the history of the world has shared five key characteristics - five marks. Join pastor, author, and badass manly-man, Brian Tome, for an unfiltered conversation about those marks, about what makes a man, a man.

Articles

invest in experiences

WHY I'LL INVEST IN EXPERIENCES OVER THINGS

My wife just celebrated a birthday, and I decided rather than go the usual course of lululemon or a piece of jewelry, we would make a memory by surprising her with a trip to NYC...

the most powerful thing a man can do

THE MOST POWERFUL THING A MAN CAN DO

I’ve been a father for 27 years. The day my first child was born was amazing, partly because I was laying eyes on the first DNA relative I’ve ever known. (I was adopted at birth.)...

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GOOD AMBITION IS A GOOD THING

“If your ambition is to leave a legacy, your legacy will be ambition.” Rich Mullins Rich Mullins was a popular Christian recording artist in the 80’s and 90’s who spoke for that...

our culture of abusive men

OUR CULTURE OF ABUSIVE MEN

As stories of men behaving badly continue to roll in, we can no longer only ask what is wrong with the accused individual. This isn’t a story about an individual...