Item description for The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick M. Morley & R. C. Sproul...
Overview The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men's literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the best-seller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems. Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful book invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood.
Publishers Description The Man in the Mirror has established itself as a cornerstone in men's literature since its 1989 release. Winner of the prestigious Gold Medallion Award and appearing on the best-seller list eighteen times, it has helped thousands of men understand the person who stares back at them from the glass each morning and know what to do about his twenty-four most difficult problems. Written by a foremost Christian men's leader, this powerful book invites men to take a probing look at their identities, relationships, finances, time, temperament, and most important, the means to bring about lasting change. If life's demands are constantly pressuring you to run faster and jump higher, this book is for you. Rich in anecdotes, thought-provoking questions, biblical insights, and featuring focus questions in each chapter suitable for personal or group use, The Man in the Mirror offers a penetrating, pragmatic, and life-changing look at how to trade the rat race for the rewards of godly manhood.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310217687 ISBN13 9780310217688 UPC 025986217686
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More About Patrick M. Morley & R. C. Sproul
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.
Patrick M. Morley currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Man In The Mirror?
This horse stumbled out of the gate.... Aug 14, 2006
Patrick Morley has a heart for seeing men stand tall for the Lord. As I started the book, it seemed a little slow but as I stuck with it I found some solid teaching with worthwhile admonitions. Patrick does a good job of 'telling it like it is'. I read one of the older releases, I'm sure a recent release will have updated data.
Man in the Mirror Jul 26, 2006
Awesome book. Lots of easy reading. Tons of things all men should know.
This is profound "life thinking" Oct 28, 2005
Wow--this should be required reading for every young man (I've given a copy to both of my college-aged sons.) Had I read it in my twenties, I sense I could have avoided (or at least better understood) some of my struggles with issues such as relationships, my career, anger, and so on.
I don't mean to make this sound over the top, but honestly, this book spoke to me in a way no other book has (I've read everyone from Scott Peck and Wayne W. Dyer to Philip Yancey and C.S. Lewis). I can only tell you that, to me, "Man in the Mirror" is among the clearest, most profound "life thinking" I have ever read.
Legalism + tradition + carnal = where's the blood Oct 8, 2005
Just a few quotes from the book before some analysis:
On page 164, Morley writes that there are "About five hundred verses in the Bible on prayer but over 2,350 verses on how to handle money and possessions... By winking at Scriptures we don't like and cherrypicking Scriptures we do like, we tend to create our own tidy little theology about God and money."
On page 182, Morley writes "Each of us should give to the Lord an amount of every dollar earned in proportion to the way God has blessed him, with a minimum of ten percent. This ten percent minimum is the same thing as a tithe.... Those of us who own our business, or are in sales, may deduct normal business expenses from the top line before calculating the ten percent minimum..."
On page 183, Morely continues from the previous page, "This money is to be used in the work of the church. The church is both the congregation you belong to and the larger work of the body of Christ worldwide. Each local church has its own recommendations, and you should follow them if they agree with your conscience."
So far, we have Morley's view of tithing, which is questionable at best. He's kind of re-written it in a way that few people would agree with all of it. If he's concerned about cherry-picking scriptures, why does he not mention that people of the Old Testament could eat of their own tithes, or even sell the 'tithe' and use the money to buy anything they wanted for the festival celebration.
Furthermore, Morley it would seem has made some addendums to a rule that he has adopted. Business owners may deduct whatever "normal business expenses" before calculating the 'tithe', and the 'tithe' isn't necessarily for the church, but for other organizations as well.
Indeed, the focus of Morley's book isn't prayer, or the blood of Christ, but rather carnal matters that he deems important in every-day life. (After all, finances are mentioned in scripture alot more, right?) If you combined The Purpose-Driven life, Wild at Heart, Everyman's Battle, a Masonic Lodge handbook for businessmen, and Benny Hinn's Biblical Road to Blessing, and mixed them together... you would magically create this book.
Perhaps I'm being a little over-critical here,... but isn't that what book reviews are for? Obviously, Mr. Morley has made many sacrifices in his own personal life, selling his business and establish his non-profit organization for men. He also receives high praise from many men of God, including R.C. Sproul who writes the forward to this book....????
I can say that I've personally seen this speaker at a men's conference in First Baptist Church in Orlando many years ago; not a pleasant experience. His message to us was basically the same as it is in this book: If you're financially abundant, that means that you're in God's will and that you've been a faithful 'tither'; if you're poor then that means you're not operating your life according to scripture and you're being humbled by Jesus.
In fact, a group of men left the sanctuary after Morley started going on the 'tithe' kick (that's the reason I'm keen to the faith prosperity/business tint Morley speaks and writes of). Morely just chastised the individuals and yelled out pridefully, "You're loss. You're going to miss a real good sermon."
Umm, .... yeh,... anyways...
Most of the rest of us missed the sermon, too. Pretty boring stuff; a couple of fellas next to me had to catch themselves from nodding off.
Through all of the world's beliefs concerning consumerism and despite the application of business techniques in the church, the end result is that this book just promotes the errant philosophy that we Christians are to lead a PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE rather than a SPIRIT-LED LIFE.
We don't need a list of rules that a businessman, who is in my opinion a little out of touch, adopts thinking that the strategy will work for everybody else.
We need to learn individually to walk in the Spirit, say bye-bye to legalist traditions, and accept the blood of Christ in all areas of our life (Heb. 10:8-10). Only then will we be holier and better servants.
Pretty good to start Mar 24, 2005
This book is so inspirational ever since I picked it up used at Goodwill near Roswell, GA. When I sat down and read it, I couldn't even put it down nor just gave it away to somebody who needs it. I would say this is a good book to read if u luv Christ or if u wanna give this book a shot even tho you're not a Christian or tho you have been saved.
I praise God would find me a better peace in life and keep me in good spirits w/o ever falling. Recommend it to anyone who loves good reading or absolutely a avid reader like I am.