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Man Alive by Patrick Morley

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve read and valued Patrick Morley’s book Man In The Mirror.  I found it relevant, poignant and inspirational.  I had not read anything by Patrick Morley in years, but I was anticipating more of the same.

I was not disappointed.

Morley has a great reputation, and based on my experiences he certainly knows what he’s talking about.

Whether I would choose to refer to his “7 Primal Needs” as primal not I did agree with him that they were of import.

Man Alive: Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life is based on his decades of discipling and mentoring men.

Readers Will Welcome:

Relevant discussion questions after each chapter intended to keep you thinking.

Each chapter has quick and easy steps with fast facts.
Clearly one of the values of Man Alive lies in its potential as a discussion starter, which is explicit in the design of the book. Relevance is assured as each chapter has some real-life examples.

I highly recommend this book to men who want to deepen and enrich their lives and contribute meaningfully in the lives of important men in their lives.

Here are Morley’s “7 Primal Needs”:

1. Powerful,Transformed You

2. Every Man Has a Story
The primal need: To not feel like I am in this alone.

3. A Father in Relentless Pursuit
The primal need: To believe — really believe — that God knows, loves, and cares about me personally.

4. Created for a Life of Purpose
The primal need: To believe my life has a purpose — that my life is not random.

5. Breaking the Cycle
The primal need: To break free from the destructive behaviors that keep dragging me down.

6. SoulMaking
The primal need: To satisfy my soul’s thirst for transcendence, awe, and communion.

7. To Love and Be Loved
The primal need: To love and be loved without reservation.

8. How a Man Makes His Mark
The primal need: To make a contribution and leave the world a better place.

A visit to will also yield some helpful bonus content.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Bring on the comments

  1. Scott – you might want to let your readers know that Man in the Mirror is hiring 330 Area Directors – so far they have hired 35. They can go to to find out more.

  2. Thank you Derek.
    Readers take note. =D

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