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.

Get Real

A Spiritual Journey for Men

Derek Maul • May 2007

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Finally, a book for men's spiritual development that actually starts with Jesus. Not lightly baptized Jungian archetypes. Not secular stereotypes that seek to present Jesus as a "man's man." This is good stuff.

—John Ortberg
Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Author of The Life You've Always Wanted

What exactly does it mean to be a Christian in today's world? Particularly, what does it mean to be a Christian man in 21st-century American culture?

Derek Maul, an award-winning columnist and men's group leader, explores these questions in Get Real. The emerging 21st-century Christian man is a spiritual adventurer who's unafraid to find strength in community with others, including other men. This man rejects the phony values of society—such as the incessant desire for power, youth, money, cars, gadgets—and finds courage in Jesus' invitation: "Follow me."

Maul delivers straight talk to men about faith, family, and desire for God in bite-size sections. He draws on his own experiences, including stories from his weekly men's group called The Men's Room.

Every man can have a deeper spiritual life. Find out how to follow Jesus and leave a legacy of faith.

A Leader's Guide for a 10-week group study is also available.

Categories: Men
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: 978-0-8358-9911-6

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1266-5

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1267-2

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: May 2007

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

Page Count: 144

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

BISAC1: REL012060

BISAC2: REL012120

BISAC3: REL095000

"Finally, a book for men's spiritual development that actually starts with Jesus. Not lightly baptized Jungian archetypes. Not secular stereotypes that seek to present Jesus as a 'man's man.' This is good stuff."
— John Ortberg Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

"Derek Maul’s Get Real calls Christian men to step unhesitatingly into the reality of new life in Christ. Like the message it echoes, Derek’s book is direct and forthright — we are called to and promised transformation through following Jesus. Get Real reminds us that God meets us in the ordinariness of our daily lives and makes all things new through the light of our faith in Christ. And as Derek says, 'Faith is reality.' This book is a welcome traveling companion as we walk — step-by-step, moment by moment — into the reality God has for each of us."
— Gregg Hubbard Keyboardist/vocalist for country/rock band Sawyer Brown

"For men even vaguely interested in a deeper spiritual walk, Get Real is the right book at the right time. Derek Maul has a heart for real men dealing with the issues of real life. If you are looking for a great resource that will encourage men and strengthen the family, Get Real is right on the money."
— Mark Merrill Founder and president, Family First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the family Host, Family Minute with Mark Merrill daily radio program

"Derek Maul has written a refreshingly honest book that provides a new angle of vision on the quest for a deeper spiritual life. He has a flair for expressing profound thoughts in clear and provocative ways."
— Thomas G. Long Candler School of Theology Emory University Atlanta, Georgia