Over the past four decades Patrick Morley has met one-on-one with thousands of men. Most of them know that Jesus promised “a rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10). But so many of them are confused about what that looks like. In fact, Morley estimates that 90 percent of Christian men lead lukewarm, often defeated, lives—and they hate it. It doesn’t have to be that way!
In Man Alive, Morley will show you something surprising: God’s plan is to harness that restless energy you feel, pull you out of mediocrity, and propel you toward the life you were meant to live. No man should have to settle for half alive. You can become the man God created you to be. This book will show you how.
Whether you lead in a small group, a Sunday School class, a recovery ministry, or simply mentor another man one-on-one, you will find this book perfect for the occasion. Every chapter includes discussion questions at the end for reflection and study. Having met with so many men, Morley noticed a pattern; 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.”
He will show how these symptoms relate to seven primal God-given needs native to all men—needs that God uses to create in them a powerful and richly satisfying life in Christ.
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Free video teaching on each chapter, along with handouts, are available in the Man in the Mirror Bible Study archives.
Praise for Man Alive
“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, LifeChurch.tv
“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
“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 of Interstate Batteries