Review of Man Alive by Patrick Morely

ImageThe author does a great job of capturing the interest of the reader from the very first page. Starting with the story of World Trade Center hero Welles Crowther who gave his life in order to save countless others on September 11, 2001, Morely taps into what he calls a “primal need” to make the world a better place.

The book is anchored in seven primal needs of men. Morley weaves his own life experiences, truth life stories of other men, and biblical truths to help men discover what it is that makes life satisfying. It also challenges the reader to understand why his life may not currently be fulfilling.

The book makes a compelling case that most Christian men are “half alive” spiritually. A man may have made a sincere profession of faith and have the best of intentions, but statistics show that they have many of the same struggles that non-believers have. To make matters worse, they feel alone in those struggles having no one or no group with whom he can be completely honest.

In order to overcome this slide into quiet desperation, the book encourages a strong commitment to studying God’s Word, walking with Christ daily, and remaining connected with other Christian men who will both encourage each other and hold one another. These along with the understanding of what men truly need can put a man on the path to having a fulfilling spiritual life.

The questions at the end of each chapter help the reader to process the truths and stories presented. They would also can be used as discussion questions in a small groups study.

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

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