Man Alive - Book Review

God used one of Patrick Morley’s books over 15 years ago to awaken me spiritually, so I jumped at the opportunity to read his new book, even though men are the intended audience. In Man Alive, Patrick Morley shows what it means to be a man alive – to stop living lukewarm, stagnant, and defeated lives and to instead harness the raw, restless energy to propel yourself toward the life God planned for you to live. He fleshes out 7 primal needs of men and how to use those primal needs – not letting them drag you down but claiming them as God’s gifts so that you can live a powerful life transformed by Christ. He explores how it feels when life isn’t going right in various areas, what makes that so hard, and what to do about it.

While this book was short and easy to read, it was not just a feel-good book. Rooted in biblical principles, Patrick Morley explains that Christianity is heart transformation, not behavior modification. Our life purpose is discipleship, and we are called, equipped, and sent to live in Christ, for Christ, and like Christ.  A short discussion guide in the back can be used to assist men in a small group to discuss the topics in this book. (A DVD is also available, but it was not provided for my review.)

There are plenty of books out there on finding your purpose, calling, or dream, but I admire Patrick Morley’s approach.  Though I wish he had dug a little deeper, I would highly recommend this book for men – especially for those who don’t like to read much or are in the early stages of their faith walk.

Check out this link to the table of contents and the first chapter:

Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed herein are my own.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book. thanks for the great review. Hugs and have a great weekend! :O)