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on April 23, 2008
One of the hardest things a man faces when he walks in the church for the first time, or the first time in a long time, is the way everyone walks around using vocabulary he doesn't get, using words that mean different things outside the church than inside the church, and acting like everyone knows what they're talking about. No topic is perhaps more discussed but less understood by the average guy - not Joe SuperChristian, but a regular guy - than the area of spiritual disciplines.

This book is quite simply the best introduction to the spiritual disciplines I've read. My initial reaction was that it was a little broad and not too deep. But then I realized that's the genius of it! It's not so deep that you can never finish it. I've talked to plenty of guys that have started books on spiritual disciplines and never finished them. You will finish this book. It will give you a great "first step" towards deepening your relationship with God.

In addition, it's written specifically to men. It's not all touchy and feely, nor is it overly academic. It talks about areas of a man's life that he might not have ever thought of having to do with spiritual disciplines.

After you've read this and the regular practice of paying attention to God becomes a part of your life, you might very well want to read Bridges or Whitney.

So who should read this book? Anyone who is:
- mystified by all the "spiritual disciplines" vocabulary
- tried and failed to to "do" spiritual disciplines
- frustrated that they don't "get" spiritual disciplines
- a disciplemaker interested in helping other guys begin to build a life that is centered on God and what His will is
- a regular guy who wants to give more of his life over to God's direction
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VINE VOICEon October 31, 2008
A Man's Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines is Patrick Morley's discourse on the spiritual disciplines for men. Morley is most famous for The Man in the Mirror, and other titles of similar names. He is the CEO of his own business, and helps men reach their full potential. At least that's what the dust jacket says.

The book is surprisingly shallow, and is more like a list of the spiritual disciplines. Morley doesn't really get deep into a relationship with God. He merely gives some practices that men should adhere to just because they're good things to do.

I also got the feeling that some of the disciplines he described were made up just to stretch the book to 12 chapters. This book doesn't really do anything wrong; it just doesn't do much right, either. It would probably be a great book for any new Christian who's trying to get a handle on what their faith should look like. But anyone interested in deeper reading should look elsewhere.
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on February 18, 2016
Another excellent book from Morley. I discovered this author just a few months ago and have read several of his books since then. Great information presented in a way that every man can identify with.
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on October 19, 2009
This book is fantastic! I read it on my own, and then as part of a mens small group Bible study. Both times it was incredibly helpful and enjoyable. This book just makes sense, and gets you to think about these disciplines as necessary steps without talking down or getting preachy. Reading a new chapter each week helped give me a new focus for the week, and before moving on to the new week, I had already established a new habit. Would recommend or gift this book to any man!
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on March 12, 2014
Great book for Christian men. Very encouraging and it propels one to grow in their faith. "As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
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on May 27, 2016
As a Men's ministry leader I find this book spiritually positive and an effective teaching tool for our ministry. Thank-you for your insight & guidance Pat!
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on August 25, 2014
One of the best books for men to read or discuss with other guys growing in Christ. Pat's teaching is solid application how to walk in Christ as a man.
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on August 15, 2013
Teaching my Bible class and they are enjoying the class. I have had them ordered their own book and their reviews are AWESOME as well.
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on February 10, 2013
A very well-written and thought provoking book. It hits home with several of the disciplines that I have neglected in my personal walk.
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on August 3, 2015
Great book! It challenges men to step up and be intentional about our spiritual lives. I definitely recommend it and took many notes
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