Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Man in the Mirror by Patrick M. Morley

Finally, I come across a book dealing with almost all of the male issues that have weighed heavily upon me—and I'm sure on all men wanting to make their lives count—appreciating especially its able treatment of the issue of which race to run: the rat race or God's race.

I'm not done with the book yet, but R.C. Sproul loved it!

Here's a snippet from the book where it defines "cultural Christianity", contrasting it with "Biblical Christianity":

"Cultural Christianity means to pursue the God we want instead of the God who is. It is the tendency to be shallow in our understanding of God, wanting Him to be more of a gentle grandfather type who spoils us and lets us have our own way. It is sensing a need for God, but on our own terms. It is wanting the God we have underlined in our Bibles without wanting the rest of Him, too. It is God relative instead of God absolute." (emphasis mine) - Patrick M. Morley, The Man in the Mirror, ch. 3, p. 49

And did I mention that R.C. Sproul wrote the foreword to it?!!


  1. Warren,

    Great quote. I enjoyed reading this book a few years back, and probably need to open it up again. I am especially battling with the rat race these days, trying to excel in business in order to provide, but also trying not to neglect family time and family discipleship. Tough balance, but by grace and God-given wisdom - and keeping godly priorities in place - it can be done. It's a real battle, as the world relentlessly advances against our souls. Let us never retreat from our blessed duties!

    Grace & peace,

  2. Derek,

    I think Pat Morley really put his finger on a sore spot in us men and proceeded to apply the healing balm through this book.


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