Wild At Heart

Wild At HeartMy Take: This Book Is A Game Changer!

John Eldredge hit it out of the park when he wrote this book. When I read it, it resonated with my heart–defining manhood as God designed it to be. Wild At Heart is a game changer!

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In an age where manhood is being challenged every-which-way, this New York Times Best Seller provides a powerful glimpse into what a man of God looks like.  The conclusions author John Eldridge comes to may surprise you. Get ready to be challenged and inspired!

 

 Attention men! Are you living your life according to someone else’s script? Are you surreptitiously asking others to tell you what to do? Does this feed your desire to limit the amount of risk you have in your life? What would your life be like if you teamed up with God and discovered your true strength? What would the possibilities be for your life and for the lives of those around you? This book will help you answer these questions and more.

 

Here are some quotes from Wild At Heart:

Deep in man’s heart are some fundamental questions that simply cannot be answered at the kitchen table. Who am I? What am I made of? What am I destined for? It is fear that keeps a man at home where things are neat and orderly and under his control. But the answers to his deepest questions are not to be found on television or in the refrigerator.
Wild At Heart

The recipe for fun is pretty simple raising boys: add to any activity an element of danger, stir in a little exploration, add a dash of destruction, and you’ve got yourself a winner. The way they ski is a perfect example. Get to the top of the highest run, point your skis straight downhill and go, the faster the better. And this doesn’t end with age; the stakes simply get higher.
Masculinity is an essence that is hard to articulate but that a boy naturally craves as he craves food and water.
A man needs a battle to fight; he needs a place for the warrior in him to come alive and be honored, trained, seasoned. If we can reawaken that fierce quality in a man, hook it up to a higher purpose, release the warrior within, then the boy can grow up and become truly masculine.

 

Amazon Reviews:

“If Christian men are going to change from a pitiful, wimpy bunch of “really nice guys” to men who are made in the image of God, they must reexamine their preconceptions about who God is and recover their true “wild” hearts, writes bestselling author John Eldredge in Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure. Eldredge throws down the gauntlet–men are bored; they fear risk, they refuse to pay attention to their deepest desires. He challenges Christian men to return to authentic masculinity without resorting to a “macho man” mentality. Men often seek validation in venues such as work, or in the conquest of women, Eldredge observes. He urges men to take time out and come to grips with the “secret longings” of their hearts. Although the book succeeds best in its slant toward a male audience, it also strives to help women understand the implications of authentic masculinity in their relationships with men. Eldredge frames the book around his outdoor experiences and appealing anecdotes about his family, sprinkling the text with touches of humor and overlying everything with heartfelt passion. Even as he mixes eclectic ideas about masculinity from popular movies such as Braveheart with classic words from Oswald Chambers, and lyrics from the Dixie Chicks with stories from the Bible, he points to only one answer for men searching for their true wildness of heart. Writes Eldredge, “The only way to live in this adventure … with all its danger and unpredictability and immensely high stakes … is in an ongoing, intimate relationship with God.” –Cindy Crosby on Amazon

 

“…you may find that this book is a treasure. This is a book I think every man (and woman) who is following Christ should listen to. Get the audio version and listen to it while you’re driving (unless you absolutely love reading idea books and have lots of time to do it without interruption).

Instead of another ’10 Ways to Live a Successful Christian Life’ John Eldredge has captured something of the heart of the Creator about who we as humans were created to be. Eldredge doesn’t give you gimmicky bullet-point principles that you have no idea how to implement in real life; instead, he shares with you and challenges you to really think–about stuff that Christians don’t talk about enough (especially men). Every single guy (or woman) I lend this CD to (most of who would never crack a Christian book) has been amazingly impacted by it. It’s worth every cent. You’ll want to listen to it more than once and lend it to your friends. Women who listen to it step back and consider how they see the men in their lives– and see themselves in a new light as well. While you may not relate to every single thing that Eldredge talks about, I think you’ll definitely relate to a good deal of it (unless you’re one of those stodgey critics who just read Christian books, talk talk talk about them, but never go out and try living). ”     (Audio Version Review by “swimming rabbit” on Amazon)

 

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