Monday, December 9, 2013

review: How God Makes Men

I have to admit up front, that generally speaking, I’m not much of a fan of Patrick Morley’s books, but the title of this one intrigued me, so I requested a review copy. Thanks, Multnomah, for providing me a copy in exchange for a review.
In How God Makes Men: Ten Epic Stories. Ten Proven Promises. One Huge Promise for Your Life (Multnomah, 2013) Patrick Morley tells the stories of 10 men from the bible, men who on their faith journeys learned some valuable lessons. These are lessons that still apply to men today, and include lessons about faith and character and turning weakness into strength.
This is a very readable book, with practical application for our lives today. It’s encouraging to see how some of those heroes of the faith that we studied about in Sunday school classes didn't really have it all together, yet God used them anyway.
One of the struggles that I've had personally lately is trying to fulfill the great commission but seemingly not have any success. The chapter about Peter: “The Principle of Making Disciples - How God Equips Men to Reach Other Men” had a statement that jumped off the page at me: “Jesus has raised up millions of witnesses –us- to help people understand His gospel and respond. Witnessing is simply taking people as far as they want to go toward Jesus.”

It’s time for men to stand up and be the church that Christ has called us to be. This book may be the starting place you need to be in today.  

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