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Man Alive: Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs Into a Powerful Spiritual Life (Paperback)
You Don t Have to Settle
Over the last four decades, I ve met one-on-one with thousands of men. Most of them know that Jesus promised a rich and satisfying life (John 10:10), but too many are confused about what that looks like. In fact, I d estimate that 90 percent of Christian men lead lukewarm, stagnant, defeated lives and they hate it. When men try to put into words what's holding them back, they invariably describe one or more of these seven symptoms:
I just feel like I m in this thing alone.
I don t feel like God cares about me personally not really.
I don t feel like my life has a purpose. In fact, it seems random.
I have destructive behaviors that keep dragging me down.
My soul feels dry.
My most important relationships are not working.
I don t feel like I m doing anything that will make a lasting difference.
Do you see yourself in these statements? In my experience, these inner aches and pains correspond to seven primal God-given needs that all men feel deeply. And in Man Alive, I ll show you something surprising God's plan to harness that raw, restless energy you feel, pull you out of mediocrity, and propel you toward the life you were meant to live. I promise you there is a way. No man should have to settle for half alive. You can become the man God created you to be. You can experience a powerful life transformed by Christ.In the book you re holding, I ll show you how.
Patrick Morley, PhD.
About the Author
The author of eighteen books, Patrick Morley, PhD, is best known for writing The Man in the Mirror, which has sold over 3 million copies and was named one of the 100 most influential Christian books of the twentieth century. He teaches a Bible study to 5,000 men, and is the founder of Man in the Mirror, a ministry to men. www.maninthemirror.org. He and his wife have two grown children and live in Winter Park, Florida.
Praise for Man Alive
“I’ve talked to tens of thousands of men who feel beat down and knocked around for bad decisions they've made. Some of these guys feel like such failures, they can't even imagine a heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally. To each of these men I say, you need to hear the truth and brother-to-brother encouragement that Patrick Morley delivers in Man Alive!”
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, founder of Financial Peace University
“Most men want to leave a positive moral and spiritual legacy. Yet we know that in order to do that, we must be living out our moral and spiritual beliefs in the present. Man Alive shows how to make this desire a reality. I highly recommend this book to men of all ages.”
—Gary Chapman, author, The Five Love Languages
“Something is missing from the average Christian man’s life, but what is it? Man Alive gives men permission to dig down and discover the fire within.”
—Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv; author of Dare to Drop the Pose, Chazown, and Weird
“Man Alive reminds me how God has wired me as a man and assists me in the challenging goal of aggressively living my life as God intended.”
—Brian Doyle, Founder, Iron Sharpens Iron
“No one understands what fires men up better than my friend Pat Morley. Man Alive is a page turner that will change how you think about yourself and show you how to experience greater fulfillment in life. I highly recommend Man Alive for your personal reading or small group.”
—Norm Miller, Chairman, Interstate Batteries
“A great many men I’ve met want so much to experience the rich and abundant life Jesus promised but don’t. As a result, they feel dissatisfied, caught in conflicting emotions. Are you one? In Man Alive, Pat Morley--who has probably had more deeply personal conversations with men than anyone I know--goes straight to the heart of your dissatisfaction. He delivers a world of wisdom that will lead you to strength, confidence and clarity.”
—Bob Buford, Founder, Leadership Network, author of Halftime and Finishing Well
“Pat Morley has earned the right to be heard. And in this must-read book, his commitment to men has risen to even a higher level. If you are serious about experiencing God’s best, then Man Alive is for you.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; President, The Urban Alternative; author of Dry Bones Dancing and other books
“Dr. Patrick Morley is arguably the world’s expert on what makes men tick. His thirty years of research and ministry in thousands of churches has given him a rich perspective on what it takes to build a powerful disciple-making ministry to men. His new book, Man Alive, goes to the heart of what men urgently need today. I urge you to read it for yourself, then recommend it to another man you care about.”
—Leary Gates, president, National Coalition of Ministries to Men; founder, BoldPath Life Strategies
“Patrick Morley knows men. I know. I’m his pastor. I’ve watched God use him to transform our community during his many years of faithfully discipling men. And now, he’s written Man Alive to transform you. This book will answer your most personally compelling questions, and help you overcome the roadblocks to the abundant life. I have personally benefited from his insightful application of Scripture. His writings help me be a more effective pastor. Pat Morley is a spiritual mentor for us all!”
—Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland—a Church Distributed, Longwood, FL
“When we were little boys we all had big dreams about making an impact and leaving the world a better place. Yet something happened to most of us on the way to manhood. Almost inexplicably, those dreams got squeezed out. How did that happen? And is there anything we can do about it? Well, I have good news! Patrick Morley has demystified this hard-to-understand phenomenon and drafted a clear-cut plan for you to become the man God created you to be--a man fully alive!”
—H Wayne Huizenga Jr. President-Huizenga Holdings
“Pat has done it again. He hits directly where so many of us find ourselves--needing a compelling but realistic game plan to align our lives with God’s intentions.”
—Steve Reinemund Dean of Business, Wake Forest University; Retired Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo