the Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life

Patrick Morley’s powerful and uplifting insights into the passages of manhood. In his phenomenally successful first book, The Man in the Mirror, award-winning author Patrick Morley took men for a close-up on crucial aspects of their manhood and challenged them to establish wise priorities in life. In his ensuing book, The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life, Morley shifts the perspective to wide-angle. Looking at the broad sweep of life itself, he gives men a view of its landscape that can help them determine where they are, where they’re headed, and how to get there.

“While writing this book I have constantly asked myself, What can I offer you that has cost me a great price?” says Morley to his readers. With that in mind, he presents his hard-won perspectives on the seven seasons of Reflection, Building, Crisis, Renewal, Rebuilding, Suffering, and Success–and in so doing, addresses men’s deep longing for direction and purpose. In chapters such as . . . Wounded Warriors: Men Under Pressure, Building a Career, Building Our Families and Wives, Burnout, Defining Moments, Restoring Relationships, Three Private Spiritual Disciplines, Four Consoling Truths About Suffering, The Four Attitudes of Successful Men . . . Morley details with candor, simplicity, and passion the issues every man must face. He illustrates them with stories from his own life and the lives of other modern-day men. And he presents meaty questions for men to chew on and decisions for them to act upon. For men who want to move beyond their weakness and fear to the expectation and hope of a life fully committed to Christ–who want to make their lives count for something bigger and more lasting than themselves–The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life will strike a deep, resounding chord. Complete with a leader’s guide for those who want to conduct a small-group study, this penetrating and richly encouraging book will help men turn from empty pursuits and vain conquests to the joy, passion, and eternal satisfaction of manhood’s highest purpose.

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The Measure of a Man

Since 1974, men around the world have practiced the biblical teaching in this book to live by God’s terms. Now you can follow in their footsteps to reach God’s standards as a father, a husband, and a mentor to other men—and Gene Getz tells you how to make the grade. True masculinity isn’t measured by strength but by these 20 biblical guidelines drawn from the apostle Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. With ideas for real-life applications and words of inspiration, here is Gene’s greatest work— fully rewritten and updated to speak in the most practical terms to men from every generation.

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The Dad in the Mirror

A blueprint for men who want to instill their love of God in the hearts of their children. Who is that guy in the mirror? To your son or daughter, he’s ‘Dad’—the most important man in the world. Men’s leaders, speakers, and authors Patrick Morley and David Delk share with you the secrets of grace-filled dads who understand that their most important work is to help shape the attitudes and beliefs of the next generation. This book shows you how to father from your heart to your child’s heart. Rather than only seeking the right performance from them, you can move into a dynamic relationship with your children that models what it means to love God and others truly and passionately. Start by asking the right question—not ‘What is my child doing?’ but ‘Why is my child doing this?’ Practical guidelines show you simple ways to help your children thrive, to build a firm foundation of faith for your family, and to empower your children by giving them both roots and wings. Currently, only sixty percent of children raised in church follow Jesus as adults. Will your son or daughter be one of them? We believe God will use this book to help you disciple your children to love God for a lifetime.

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