Man Alive: Transforming Your Seven Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life (Paperback)
By Patrick Morley
When I received this book I was thinking great another book about how men need to be men. I had read Wild at Heart a couple of times and it just didn’t work for me. But I was intrigued after reading the description I thought I would give it a try.
The book really comes down to knowing the word of God. Without it we really don’t know who we are. There isn’t a quick fix for our lives it is only done through transformation by knowing God and who we are in Him.
Patrick addresses our primal needs and how to fulfill the needs. Below is a list of our primal needs:
1. To feel like you don’t have to do life alone
2. To believe that God knows, loves, and cares about us personally
3. To believe life has a purpose and isn’t random
4. Being able to break free from destructive patterns
5. To satisfy the soul’s thirst for transcendence, awe, and communion
6. To love and be loved without reservation
7. To make the world a better place.
It includes a study guide that would be great for a small group to go through.
I received this book for an honest review from the publisher.
Empty Promises by Pete Wilson
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has been discouraged, disappointed or felt like your prayers were not heard. So I guess this book is for everyone.It will help you to see things from the right prospective.
Pete reminds us that we are in a battle and that one way he attacks us is by making us give up on God’s promises.Just because we don’t see immediate results we give up. God doesn’t call us to quit. He calls us to fight. We might not see the results but we must put our trust in God that it is good. His promises are never empty.
This book was supplied to me from the publisher for an honest review.
Wild Goose Chase By: Mark Batterson
Mark Batterson does a good job explaining what the Holy Spirit is in our lives and how we should live our life through Him. He does a great job making the Bible stories come to life and with great insights. This is something that is life changing. Mark puts things in a very practical way that is easy to understand.
I absolutely loved his first book “In a Pit” this one is a great follow up.
I was given this book by the publisher to read and write my honest review of this book.
I Am A Follower
The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus
By Leonard Sweet
For as long as I can remember in church leadership we have learned as much as we could about being a GREAT leader. Mr. Sweets book takes us down the road that in many cases it is a waste of time. If we would spend as much time following and serving as leading we would be doing what we are called to do. At first I was a little bent about the concept but the more I thought about it the more I realize that part of myself being a leader is that I don’t like being a follower. Ouch! Then I think about what Jesus calls us to do: FOLLOW HIM.
I am not a huge fan of Leonard Sweet’s writing style but this is worth the read.
I would recommend this book to anyone in leadership. It will challenge your thinking and that is always a great thing.
I was given this book to do an honest book review by the publisher. No compensation was given.
The Fourth Fisherman by Joe Kissack book review.
“How Three Mexican Fisherman Who Came Back From The Dead Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage”
This story is about three fisherman who were lost at sea for nine months in a small boat. It is a great story of survival and faith that changed their life forever. It also changed the authors life in the process of reporting on it. And now I think you will agree it has the potential to change yours as well.
The book is an easy read and one that you don’t want to put down. I read through the book in three days with having a very busy schedule. Any time I had I would pick it up and read it.
You will not be disappointed in reading this one. I think it would appeal more to a male audience than a female but it would encourage anyone who reads it.
Thanks for the great read.
This book was supplied by the publisher for my honest review. No compensation was given.
Soulprint: Discovering Your Divine Destiny by Mark Batterson
I was first introduced to Mark Batterson in his book In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day. It was a life changing book for me. When I received this one to review I was not disappointed.
The book is based on the story of King David’s life and relationship with God and how it applies to us. God saw more in David then he ever saw in himself. The same is true for us. Even though we might have blown it before or are now, it’s never to late to be who and do what God intended you to do. He has some great things in store for us.
The book includes a study guide in the back that would work great for a small group study or for more depth on your own. This is a book I would recommend to my friends.
A complimentary copy of Soulprint by Mark Batterson was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
The God Whom Moses KnewA Novel By J. Roger Nelson, M.D.
This was attempt to help fill in the blanks of the cultural differences that we might not understand. Nelson sites a lot of resources that he draws his conclusions from. Over all I would say he did a good job in helping us understand the culture and time frame better.
I enjoyed it because I love to place myself back into the time the scriptures were written. I wonder what the person might have thought or felt during that time. The book is an easy read and help you to understand the scriptures that it was taken from better.
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Invasion is the first book in a series called C.H.A.O.S. (Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural) by Jon S. Lewis. Invasion is like a comic book coming to life. A young boy named Colt has lost his parents in an automobile accident. He moves in with his Grandpa and the story begins.
Colt is put into a position of pushing his limits and testing his courage all throughout the book. Friendships are betrayed in the way you hope yours are. There is a lot of reference to Christian ethics and beliefs, which is refreshing. The weapons used and detailed descriptions are fantastic.
I really was skeptical but it kept my interest throughout the book. The author is very descriptive in his writing and makes it easy to visualize the scene. I would recommend this for upper elementary through young adults.
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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe
The Great Story of Divine Intimacy
By Greg Paul
Published by Thomas Nelson
Greg does a great job of writing short stories and connecting them to our relationship with God and who we are in God. The chapters are really short so if you’re trying to squeeze in a little reading during your busy day it works well. I enjoyed the stories and the book was an easy read. It is really not new material that I haven’t read before it is just packaged in a different way. He has a great writing style but it just didn’t connect for me.
After completing the book I didn’t have any real revelations just a felling of “that was nice”. It’s not one I would read again or necessarily recommend to a friend. But it would be a good one to have next to the bed in the guest room.
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I started off a little skeptical on this one. I have read books before on getting closer to God. They usually are full of legalistic ideas that you can do to achieve this. It was refreshing when right out of the gate Gene admits that he is not a spiritual person. It came across that this guys has been where I am and understands. It wasn’t a bunch of things that we can do to achieve the closeness we are supposed to have, it was a way to create a longing or a passion to spend time with Him.
The chapters are really short. Which helps with my short attention span. It is a very easy read that you look forward to reading. It starts off really simple and then progresses deeper. So don’t stop reading it if it seems to simple. Keep going and it will catch you where you are at. There is also a group study guide and a personal study guide in the back of the book.
This is a book I am going to recommend to a few people I know. We all long to walk a little closer with God. Get started by picking up a copy of this book.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.