The road to authentic manhood is a difficult terrain and requires a roadmap that is proven and full-proof. The absence of fathers in homes has created a huge void in the lives of countless men, women, and children of all ethnicities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds. The love of a father is a universal fertilizer that allows males to be nurtured and grow with confidence, assurance, and purpose. Without this love, boys become men with deep-rooted voids and insufficiencies that they carry into marriage and fatherhood, never truly embodying the true essence of manhood. I STAND takes readers on a journey through the foundational pains that many men are currently struggling to overcome. It provides a remedy for men to move past the debilitating stings of childhood rejection and advance into authentic manhood rooted in the unconditional love and acceptance of God. I STAND addresses breaking the cycles of past generations, dealing with the pain and emotion of scars, learning how to forgive, eliminating excuses, and finding mentors for the journey. This book is the roadmap for broken men who are ready to be whole!