A Man's Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines: 12 Habits to Strengthen Your Walk With Christ

Moody Publishers, 2008
ISBN: 9780802479877
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Spiritual disciplines are to the believer what medical school is to the doctor.

A man came up to me at a conference where I was speaking and said, “Pat, do me a favor. Tell me how to be good. I already know how bad I am.”

That statement captures the intent of this book – and the purpose of the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual strength, like surgical skill or athletic excellence, requires training and practice. To become the kind of man who walks with God and wields Christ’s influence in your world, you’ll want to begin a consistent regimen of spiritual exercises.

In A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines, Patrick Morley highlights twelve habits that will strengthen your walk with Christ, including:

-- Experiencing God in creation
-- Letting the Bible change your life
-- Learning the power of prayer
-- Grasping God’s greatness through worship
-- Gaining strength through Sabbath
-- Thriving because of fellowship
-- Succeeding through wise counsel
-- And more . . .

By presenting each discipline with a concise overview, several examples, and application ideas to get you going, this powerful guidebook will help you develop the maturity every man of God was designed to reflect.

From the Back Cover

Spiritual disciplines are to the believer what medical school is to the doctor.

A man came up to me at a conference where I was speaking and said, “Pat, do me a favor. Tell me how to be good. I already know how bad I am.”

That statement captures the intent of this book – and the purpose of the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual strength, like surgical skill or athletic excellence, requires training and practice. To become the kind of man who walks with God and wields Christ’s influence in your world, you’ll want to begin a consistent regimen of spiritual exercises.

In A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines, Patrick Morley highlights twelve habits that will strengthen your walk with Christ, including:

-- Experiencing God in creation
-- Letting the Bible change your life
-- Learning the power of prayer
-- Grasping God’s greatness through worship
-- Gaining strength through Sabbath
-- Thriving because of fellowship
-- Succeeding through wise counsel
-- And more . . .

By presenting each discipline with a concise overview, several examples, and application ideas to get you going, this powerful guidebook will help you develop the maturity every man of God was designed to reflect.

Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments  / 9
A Guide to Group Discussion  / 11
An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines  / 15

Part 1: Discipline Related to the Works of God

1. A Man and Creation  / 21

Part 2: Discipline Related to the Word Of God

2. A Man and the Bible  / 35

Part 3: Disciplines Related to the “Whisper”of God

3. A Man and Prayer  / 49
4. A Man and Worship  / 65
5. A Man and the Sabbath  /  81
6. A Man and Fellowship  / 93
7. A Man and Counsel  / 105
8. A Man and Fasting  / 117
9. A Man and Spiritual Warfare  / 129


Part 4: Disciplines Related to a Witness for God


10. A Man and Stewardship  / 141
11. A Man and Service   / 155
12. A Man and Evangelism  /  / 167
Afterword  / 183
Notes  / 185

Praise for A Man's Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines

Morley’s book demonstrates his passion to help men become devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.  He knows that the life of a disciple is characterized by discipline.  And yet, he avoids the errors of those who see the disciplines as ends in themselves and thus muddy the pure waters of the Gospel. 
-Donald S. Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church

Patrick Morley has helped a generation of men reflect on what they should be in God’s sight.  Now, A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines will help thousands more to manifest the character of God in the twenty-first century.
-R. Kent Hughes, pastor, College Church in Wheaton, and author of Disciplines of a Godly Man

Product Details

  • Title : A Man's Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines: 12 Habits to Strengthen Your Walk With Christ
  • Author: Morley, Patrick
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • ISBN: 9780802479877

About the Author

PATRICK MORLEY founded Man in the Mirror in 1991, a ministry that has helped 35,000 churches impact the lives of twelve million men worldwide. Their vision is "for every church to disciple every man". He is the author of Man in the Mirror which was selected as one of the hundred most influential Christian books of the twentieth century. Patrick has written twenty books, 750 articles, has appeared on several hundred radio and television programs, and has a daily one minute radio program on 700 stations. He graduated from the University of Central Florida as well as Reformed Theological Seminary. He has earned a Ph.D. in management, completed through postgraduate studies at the Harvard Business School and Oxford University. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Patsy. His ministry websites are www.maninthemirror.org and www.PatrickMorley.com.

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