Discipleship for the Man in the Mirror

Discipleship for the Man in the Mirror

by Patrick Morley

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Overview

Discipleship for the Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley

The purpose of this book is to guide you from where you are now on your Christian journey to greater meaning and purpose. Patrick Morley points you beyond the desensitizing influence of cultural Christianity to a faith that's fresh and vital.

If you hunger for a personal, spiritual revival—a reawakening in your personal life and in your family—this book is for you. If you long to recover a craving for the things of God, Discipleship for the Man in the Mirror shows how you can find true fulfillment. The biblical insights and principles you'll find here will help you strip the cultural camouflage from your faith and live out your Christian identity with passion and authenticity.

This, then, is your guidebook—your road map—to what you really long for in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310242598
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: The Man in the Mirror Library
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patrick Morley (www.maninthemirror.org) is a business leader, speaker, and the best-selling author of twelve books, including The Man in the Mirror, Ten Secrets for the Man in the Mirror, The Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror, and Devotions for the Man in the Mirror. He lives with his wife in Orlando, Florida. Durante tres decadas, Patrick Morley ha sido considerado una de las autoridades mas respetadas con respecto a los retos y oportunidades que afectan distintivamente a los hombres. En 1989 el escribio El hombre frente al espejo, un libro historico que surgio a raiz de su propia busqueda de significado, proposito, y de una relacion con Dios mas profunda. Se vendieron mas de tres millones de copias y fue elegido uno de los cien libros cristianos mas influyentes del siglo veinte. En 1991, Patrick fundo 'El hombre en el espejo', una organizacion que ha impactado las vidas de diez millones de hombres en todo el mundo, ha distribuido ocho millones de libros, y el ano pasado colaboro con mas de cuarenta mil lideres laicos para realizar un discipulado mas eficaz de los hombres. Cinco de sus 16 libros han recibido una calurosa acogida entre los criticos. Patrick Morley recibio su titulo con honores de la Universidad Central de Florida, institucion que en 1984 le otorgo el Premio al 'Graduado Destacado'. el tambien ha recibido un doctorado en filosofia en administracion y ha completado estudios posgraduados en la Escuela de Comercio de Harvard y en la Universidad de Oxford, y su licenciatura del Seminario Teologico Reformado. el reside en Winter Park, Florida, con su esposa Patsy. Ellos tienen dos hijos mayores y dos nietas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: An Authentic Christian Life1
Part 1Making Mid-Course Corrections
1.Never Mailed to Ann Landers7
The Next Several Weeks ...
The Next Several Months ...
The Next Several Years ...
2.The Two Spirits of Our Age17
A Number of Years Later ...
The Central Question of Life
Life on the Edge of the Abyss
The Christian Problem and Opportunity
Christianity and Humanism
Christians and Humans
3.Three Dangerous Ideas33
A World Under Pressure
Three Strands of Humanism
1.The Existential World
2.The Relative World
3.The Materialistic World
4.The Fifth Gospel49
Creating a Fifth Gospel
Syncretism
A Case Study in Syncretism
Solomon's Mission and Method
Solomon's Findings and Conclusions
How to Ruin a Life
A Lack of Wisdom
Part 2Charting a New Course
5.Born Again "Again"63
Confusion in the Culture
The People in the Pews
Getting on Track Again
6.Seven Steps to a Wise Life77
The Two Parts of Wisdom
1.Study God's Character
2.Lead an Examined Life
3.Maintain Private Devotions
4.Think Differently
5.Accept Biblical Authority
6.Distinguish the Bible from Cultural Norms
7.Develop Personal Accountability
Part 3Deciding What to Believe
7.An Apology for Doctrine93
What Is Doctrine?
Why Do We Need Doctrine?
Doctrine and Practice
The Benefits of Doctrine
The Goal of Doctrine: An Independent Faith
Nonnegotiables
Four Rubrics of Doctrine
8.Thinking in Biblical Categories105
A Christian Life View
The Authority of the Bible
The Billy Graham Story
Law, Liberty, and License
Bible Terminology
Theology: A Four-Syllable Word
Two Contrasting Approaches
9.The God Who Is119
The God We Want
God Exists
God Is Infinite and Eternal
God Is One: The Trinity
God Is Sovereign
God Is Creator
God Is Personal
God Is Love
God Is Holy
God Is Awesome
10.The Radical Effect of the Fall137
A World of Contrasts
Fallen Man
Fallen "Me"
A Fallen World
A Veiled Glory
Frustration
Weakness, Pain, and Tragedy
God Never Wastes Anything
11.The Content of the Gospel151
The Duty of a Christian
Universal Opportunity
The Nature of God and Man
Universal Sin and Our Dilemma
Jesus: God's Plan
The Grace of God
The Mystery of Salvation
A Summary of the Gospel
How To Receive Salvation
12.The Relationship of Faith and Works165
Assurance of Salvation
How Can a Man Be Saved?
The Role of Works
How Is a Man Judged?
Works Lead from the Cross
Part 4Cultivating an Authentic Christian Lifestyle
13.The Most Important Thing177
The Ultimate Standard
God's Love for Man
Man's Love for God
Man's Love for Man
Jesus: Our Role Model
The Supremacy of Love
14.God's Blueprint for Living193
A Self-Appraisal
The Intentions of the Architect
The Master's Blueprint
God's Task for Your Life
God's Schedule
15.Seven Ways to Find God's Will209
The Will of God
1.The Bible
2.Prayer
3.The Holy Spirit
4.Conscience
5.Circumstances
6.Counsel
7.Fasting
Some Practical Ideas
When Answers Still Won't Come
16.How to Change231
It Takes Time
A Case Study in Spiritual Growth
God's Part: Sanctification
Our Part: Sanctification
17.Becoming a Great Commission Christian243
The World's Greatest Speech
Evangelism: Passion for the Lost
Discipleship: Spiritual Multiplication
The Poor: Reaching Out
God's Desire
18.Developing a Personal Ministry263
The Case for a Personal Ministry
Six Areas for Ministry
Spiritual Gifts
A Part of the Body of Christ
Epilogue: The 80/20 Christian279
Notes283
Selected Bibliography287
Subject Index289
Scripture Index293
About the Author297

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