Welcome to the FivestarMan 45-Day Challenge!


I want to welcome you to the Authentic Manhood Challenge.

This is your opportunity to embrace and process the Five Passions of Authentic Manhood into your life. Over the next 45 days you will draw upon deep rivers of authentic manhood and awaken passions that reside within you.

Make no mistake – this isn’t a program to make you something that you are not, instead it is designed to reveal the original intent of what God made you to be.

The Field Guide will kick start your day as you work through and embrace the challenges and ideals set forth. You will shake off those things that hinder you and press toward the mark of a higher calling in your life.

So get ready, dig deep, and work hard. It won’t be easy. You will want to quit. It’s a decision you must make to step up and be an authentic man.

Neil Kennedy

How to Participate

The online version of the 45-Day Challenge is designed to work in tandem with the printed version of the Fivestarman Field Guide and 45-Day Challenge.

The purpose of the handy, pocket-sized printed guide is to allow you to carry it with you everywhere you go throughout the day so that you can refer to each day’s challenge and keep yourself on track whether you have access to the web version or not.

The online version provides more in-depth resources than the printed guide allows and is here to encourage you to join in the conversation with other like-minded men.

Precept · Principle · Practice

Each day we will focus on one of the five passions of authentic manhood.

  • We begin with a PRECEPT.
    A precept is an established and foundational truth that is unchangeable, irrevocable, and eternal.
  • We will then interpret the precept into a PRINCIPLE.
    A principle gives us clear understanding for the universal nature of the precept. We will embolden the principle so that it is easily recognized.
  • We then put the principle into PRACTICE.
    We must apply the principle into our lives. We will give you achievable steps to do so.
  • TODAY’S CHALLENGE may seem simple at times, at other times it may seem impossible.
    You should make every effort to take the spirit of the Challenge and implement it. If you do, you will be amazed at the results you achieve over the period of just 45 days.
  • Finally, you should record your ACTION STEPS.
    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23). Write down your thoughts, actions, even your committal prayers for this Challenge.