Saturday, February 11, 2012

Man Alive by Patrick Morley

      Men seek meaning to life. They need to be assured that they make a difference. Also men need fellowship of other men to develop completely into what God has meant for them to be. They also need to be grounded in the word of God.
            In this book by Morley  7 primal needs are discussed that when met can help develop a powerful spiritual life..
            Men are complicated creatures and this book helps peel back some areas that  need to be addressed after that man becomes a believer. Not that the needs are not there before  just now they can be met in a more complete way.
            Morley devotes eight chapters to the basic needs he has observed men to have. At the end of each chapter he presents reflection and discussion questions for those who are using it in small groups.
            Morley writes as if he were sitting across from you and you were having a discussion. His use of the Bible and application is well done. And not intrusive.
            He starts out with a story of bravery at the World Trade Center  back on 9/11. You can read this excerpt  at Put ”Man Alive’ in the search box and then click excerpt.
            I recommend this book for men and for small group classes.
            I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review  The opinions are my own and I was not required to give a favorable review.

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