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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.   

Praise

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

About Patrick Morley

For three decades Patrick Morley has been regarded as one of America's most respected authorities on the unique challenges and opportunities that men face.

After spending the first part of his career in the highly competitive world of real estate development, Patrick has been used throughout the world to help men think more deeply about their lives.

In 1973 Patrick founded Morley Properties, which, for several years, was hailed as one of Florida's 100 largest privately held companies. During this time he was the president or managing partner of 59 companies and partnerships.

Every Friday morning since 1986, Patrick has taught a Bible study to approximately 5,000 men —150 men live in Orlando, Florida and the others through a Video Bible Study webcast over the Internet in all 50 states and throughout the world.
In 1989 he wrote The Man in the Mirror, a landmark book that poured from his own search for meaning, purpose, and a deeper relationship with God. With over 3,000,000 copies, this best-selling book has captured the imaginations men worldwide, and was selected as one of the 100 most influential Christian books of the twentieth century. He has written 18 books—six of which have received critical acclaim—and has readers in over 48 countries.

In 1991, Patrick founded Man in the Mirror which has impacted the lives of 10,000,000 men worldwide, has distributed 9,000,000 books, and last year worked with 30,000 church leaders to more effectively disciple men. Through his speaking and writing he is a tireless advocate for men, encouraging and inspiring them to change their lives in Christ. He has written over 500 articles to help men and leaders, has appeared on several hundred of radio and television programs, and speaks to men daily through The Man in the Mirror radio program carried over 300 stations nationwide.

"The ministry of Man in the Mirror exists," says Patrick Morley, "in answer to the prayers of all those wives, mothers, and grandmothers who have for decades been praying for the men in their lives."

Patrick Morley graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, which selected him to receive its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984. He has earned a Ph.D. in Management and completed post-graduate studies at the Harvard Business School and Oxford University, and graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary. He lives in Winter Park, FL with his wife, Patsy. They have two married children and four grandchildren.

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208 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jan 17, 2012

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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By Randy Mann

I have read several Christian books dealing with Men's issues. And, of all the books I've read, Man Alive by Patrick Morley is one of them. There were some aspects of the book that resonated with me, and others that did not. There were a couple of things that simply did not sit well with me. First, I thought Morley's statement that "as many as 90 percent of Christian men lead lukewarm, stagnant, often defeated lives" is likely a great...

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By Michael Ferrini

When I first recieved a copy of Man Alive by Patrick Morley I was expecting good things. I had read with pleasure Man in the Mirror a few years back and anticipated a similar experience. Instead, this book demanded I address needs I had neve contemplated. I highly recommend Man Alive for personal use and in a men's group context. Morley shares many stories from his own life to express the 7 primal needs every man has -- ranging from the...

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By Joel Bremer

I love men's ministries and am always on the lookout for books for men. there are a ton of books out there. Man alive by Patrick Morley is the greatest book for men. It calls men to action. get us off the couch and into service for Jesus. Jesus called us to be truly alive. How do we do this? This book will help, i highly recommend it for all me especially new believers. I recieved this book for free in exchange for an honest review by...

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By Craig Portwood

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...

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By David Sassaman

I found this to be not only a great read, but a wonderful resource for men's ministry. For those churches (like mine) who struggle with restoring/keeping their men's ministry vibrant, this is a how-to guide for renovation and renewal. I highly recommend Man Alive for church leaders and anyone with a heart for men to become more of what God desires. I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah's blogging for books and have given my...

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