New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

10 Life-Charged Words

Real Faith for Men

Derek Maul • July 2012

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Hey, guys. God has a question for you: Are you in, or are you out?

If you've ever thought church was boring or irrelevant, or it seems like you're just going through the motions in your spiritual life, Derek Maul has news for you. God wants your life to be fulfilling, or more completely charged!

Church is meant to be so much more than just one more social club. Toss aside your preconceived ideas about Christianity. Learn how to live a purpose-filled, exciting life in Christ.

Maul, a popular columnist, speaker, and men's group leader, identifies 10 key words that can rouse you from spiritual apathy to become an enthusiastic Christ follower:

  • Jesus
  • Excellence
  • Passion
  • Capacity
  • Scripture
  • Holiness
  • Clarity
  • Prayer (Transformation)
  • Authenticity
  • Community

Each brief chapter is full of practical tips for growing in your relationship with God. "The Bottom Line" section at the end of each chapter summarizes the main ideas, and "Let's Talk About It" raises questions for personal reflection or discussion with others.

This book makes an excellent resource for a men's group study (10 weeks) or for individual use. Also a great gift for any man who needs spiritual encouragement.

Categories: Men, Spiritual Practice
Derek Maul is a North Carolina-based writer, journalist, teacher, and speaker. Derek loves photography, travel, hiking, cooking, playing guitar, and—most of all—his wife, Rebekah. He is a regular contributor to several publications, including All Pro Dad, the Florida United Methodist Foundation, The Christian Voice, and DerekMaul.blog.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1116-3

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1123-1

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1177-4

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: July 2012

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 160

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Men's Interests

BISAC1: REL012060



Derek Maul has written a book that speaks straight into the heart of most men. So many of us are defined by shallow cultural definitions of manhood and merely skim the surface of life and faith. Derek invites us into deeper and more vivid life and relationship with God and the people around us. I commend this well-written and thoughtful book to every man.
—Dick Hamm Former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Once again, Derek Maul hits at many of the challenges facing men of faith in today's world. Whether you are just starting or are well along in your walk with God, go "all in" and use Derek's *10 Life-Charged Words** to transform your life, your family, and your community.
—Craig Nixon Brigadier General (Retired) U.S. Army Special Operations

A spiritual feast for men that will literally change their lives.
—Bryan Davis Director, All Pro Dad Family First