Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2005
Mike Ellis is excited about FatherÂs Day this year. But not because heÂs getting a new tie or a bottle of cologne Â heÂs excited about a book. For the 2nd year in a row, Covenant United Methodist Church in Port Orange, FL, where Ellis is a MenÂs Leader, is handing out free books to men in the church as part of the Project FatherÂs Day campaign from Orlando-based Man in the Mirror.
A major success in recent years, Project FatherÂs Day was started to help men find the meaning and purpose in their lives by giving them a free book, and now churches throughout the country are set to distribute over half a million books on FatherÂs Day as part of the 2005 Project FatherÂs Day effort.
Patrick Morley, founder of Man in the Mirror and author of more than 11 books for men, including the new title Dad in the Mirror, is amazed at the changes heÂs seen since the first Project FatherÂs Day. ÂWhen we began the campaign, we had no idea how many men would be reached,Â he says. ÂThe stories we hear about changed lives are overwhelmingÂ.
Ellis agrees, attributing recent growth in attendance at his churchÂs menÂs meetings to the program. Â[The book] The Man in the Mirror has had a significant impact on men and caused them to stop and consider their faith and their priorities,Â he says, noting that they now have men meeting weekly as a result of handing out the book The Man in the Mirror.
David Delk, president of Man in the Mirror and co-author of Dad in the Mirror, says FatherÂs Day is the perfect time to ask men to stop and think about their roles as fathers. ÂWe help men see that getting their kids to perform or straighten-up is only a temporary fix, we need them to see that itÂs their childrenÂs hearts that matter.Â ÂThatÂs why weÂre excited for churches to have the opportunity to give away a book like Dad in the Mirror this year.Â
Other titles offered for Project FatherÂs Day: Morley-authored The Man in the Mirror, Dad in the Mirror and Devotions For the Man in the Mirror, Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald, along with Chuck ColsonÂs Loving God, Bob BufordÂs Halftime, and finally Beneath The Surface by Bob Reccord.
For 15 years, Man in the Mirror has focused on reaching men with practical messages of faith, priorities, and values. In the last 5 years, over 5 Million men and women have received a book at church, or from a friend through programs like Project FatherÂs Day and Mission: MotherÂs Day.
More information is available at http://www.maninthemirror.org
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