Monday, February 11, 2013

Man Alive

In his book, Man Alive, Patrick Morley speaks to the heart of men who are looking for validation and inspiration as they pursue a deeper purpose in their life. His commitment to men's ministry is evident in his body of work, but never has it been more evident than in his most recent book, Man Alive. He writes with the wisdom of his years of experience in men's ministry, but admits his own vulnerability as well. He is able to accurately pinpoint the root causes of the struggles men face and identify the life changes that need to take place to address them.

In his opening chapter, Morley accurately identifies the shortfall that all men are facing: the lack of transformation through the power of God's Word. His assessment of a man's desire to be a powerful leader is correct as is his assertion that we fail when we neglect to pursue it through God's means. This lack of spiritual connection is the fundamental flaw in the development of our character and leads to dysfunctional relationships as a spouse, parent, friend, and industry leader.

I have always been a fan of Patrick Morley's writing and the ministry he leads for men. Even though I have enjoyed his other books, I firmly believe this is his best work to date. I accredit most of this to his years of ministry experience and his careful analysis of the psyche of men who are searching for purpose. I highly recommend this book for any man and even for Christian wives seeking to help their husbands improve their relationship. I am adding this book to the reading list for my men's group and look forward to re-reading it in the near future.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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