Wednesday, December 04, 2013

10 Good Men

We all need mentors and encouragement! Men, women and children need people in our lives who can help us grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Patrick Morley’s book, “How God Makes Men” attempts to give us men some biblical examples of men who can help us in our daily lives.
Morley looks at 10 different men from the Bible ~ Abraham Moses Gideon David Solomon Nehemiah Job Peter, and Paul.
The book is written in an easy to read format. The hope is that the reader will be able to identify with the different Biblical characters and continue in the change process. Morley identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each person discussed. He does not try to sugar coat their faults, but looks at them with realism and then leads us to see their accomplishments and encourages men to move forward from their faults, sins and mistakes.
This book can be read individually or as a group study. At the end of every chapter, Morley includes questions for reflection and discussion, as well as a study guide for a group study at the end of the book.
I believe Morley could have gone a little deeper with some of the characters he wrote about. For example, he really does not touch on Gideon’s shortcomings, which would have been relevant for our time. In addition, while he wanted to discuss Biblical men, he missed talking about Jesus as the ultimate Man
In spite of this, I still appreciated this book, and it may make a nice Christmas present for the man in your life who seeks to grow in all aspects of his life.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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