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Overview When faced with the impossible expectations of being a man in our culture, of being both tough and tender, sensitive and stoic, many men find it easiest to put up a false face for the rest of the world. Behind that barrier men can find safety from the pressure they feel. But the price for that safety can be high. When Derek Maul found himself behind that barrier with his marriage at risk, he realized that to be honest about his feelings, he would need help from other Christian men to stay grounded in reality. He founded a group, called the Men?s Room where he and others covenanted to pray, share, and support one another in their attempts to get?and stay-?real.
What Maul learned in the Men?s Room is that when men are able to get real about their spiritual life, they find it possible to share honestly with other men in a way that is authentic, brave, and energizing. Maul shares these insights for men and those who love them in this engaging and enlightening collection of essays.
Give this book to a man you know who needs to get real, especially if that man is yourself.
Publishers Description When faced with the challenging expectations of being a man in our culture, of being both tough and tender, sensitive and stoic, many men find it easiest to put up a false face for the rest of the world. Behind that barrier men can find safety from the pressure they feel. But the price for that safety can be high. When Derek Maul found himself behind that barrier with his marriage at risk, he realized that to be honest about his feelings, he would need help from other Christian men to stay grounded in reality. He founded a group, called the Men's Room, where he and others covenanted to pray, share, and support one another in their attempts to get--and stay--real. In the Men's Room Maul learned that when men can get real about their spiritual life, they find it possible to share honestly with other men in a way that is authentic, brave, and energizing. Maul shares these insights for men and those who love them in this engaging and enlightening book. Give this book to a man you know who 'needs to get real, ' especially if that man is yourself.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 7.56" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 083589911X ISBN13 9780835899116
Availability 0 units.
More About Derek Maul
AMY-Award winning news columnist Derek Maul loves life with a passion and is committed to sharing his joy with others. His books offer inspiration, encouragement, and unique insight into the spiritual journey. Derek's writing has been featured in The Tampa Tribune, Newsweek, USA Today, Guideposts Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Christian Science Monitor, Presbyterians Today and The Presbyterian Outlook - as well as many international devotional publications. He also writes for several on-line venues, including coach Tony Dungy's AllProDad.com. Derek won his "AMY" for faith-based journalism, and is in increasing demand as a conference leader and keynote speaker. Derek worships at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church in Wake Forest, NC, where his wife, Rebekah, is senior pastor. Their son, Andrew, lives abroad with his bride, Alicia; their daughter, Naomi, lives in Virginia with her husband, Craig Campbell, and their two children. The Mauls share their empty nest with a huge labradoodle named Scout.
Reviews - What do customers think about Get Real: A Spiritual Journey for Men?
Great Read for Married Couples Jan 1, 2008
This was a great read! My husband and I chose to read this together and it inspired a lot of interesting conversations. We wait for the next great book from Derek Maul...perhaps...The Spiritual Journey of Couples!
A Great Book for any Men's Group! Dec 19, 2007
Our men's group just finished our study of Derek Maul's book Get Real and it was very enlightening! This book meets you where you are, drawing on REAL experiences we have all encountered - work, family, doubts, times of thanksgiving, and times of temptation. In the end, you realize we can't do this alone. We need our faith and the support of others to get through life. I would recommend getting the 'Leaders' Guide as well, because it serves as a great short supplement to the chapters and should have been called a Study Guide, versus Leaders Guide.
Very informative and helpful. A must for any men's group. Oct 29, 2007
Derek's down to earth discussion about men's issues and our need to be part of a community of men is right on.
Derek explains why God never intended any of us to walk the Christian life by ourselves. There is strength in numbers. We need to be open and honest with each other about our struggles. This eliminates the feeling that we are alone, that no one else is dealing with the issues that we are. It also gives the other men in the group the opportunity to pray for each other.
The workbook is a great tool for those who want to start a men's group. Derek gives step by step directions on how to use the book and guide the discussion for the week. He even has a prayer written out at the end of each weekly chapter to make it very easy for anyone to lead.
If you are thinking about starting a men's group at your church or home, I highly recommend that you start with "Get Real" by Derek Maul.
A great gift for men Oct 29, 2007
"Get Real" is a great book to give to the man in your life. I became familiar with the author's writing from his column in the Tampa Tribune, and his clear, intelligent, down-to-earth style comes through in this book as well. He shows the path to living a life that is grounded and spiritually authentic. I would especially recommend this book to guys in their 20s and 30's who are laying the road for their adult life and who do not want to neglect the spiritual aspect of their existence.
Real Men, Real Christians. Oct 28, 2007
Derek Maul writes with an elegant clarity that helps to describe the journey for 'real men'. For him the faith journey of the Christian man has many common aspects for ALL men. The most important common thread is honest, sincere, loving fellowship. Through this type of 'real friendship', men are empowered to help lead each other to experience the love of Jesus.