Men wear masks, to pretend all is well. Men are all too often anxious little boys who never become truly men, rather than just male.
They don't fulfil their potential; they don't stay married; they remain emotionally stunted; they get into debt; under pressure they crumble.
They never develop their true character. Anthony Delaney writes about six aspects - fitness, failure, finance, friends, family and fatherhood -vital issues that challenge every man.
The transformation from coal to diamond is not easy, but a diamond is not only more resilient but purer and completely transparent.
A true man in Christ is able to live openly, even gloriously, with nothing to prove, nothing to hide, and everything to live for.
With God at the centre real change is possible. Anthony Delaney explores what it means to be fit for life as a follower of Christ; what happens when we fail; how we juggle our finances; being real with your friends; giving the right priority to your family; being the best father possible; and following Jesus, the ultimate 'Diamond Geezer'.