In fairness, I started this book 3 months ago and haven't returned to it to finish it. After about two hours I was bothered by some of his takes on the bible. While we are both Christians, I have a different take on the fall of Adam and the weaknesses of other biblical characters. If I were reading the book, I could likely skim over these parts a little more easily than I can in an audiobook.
I think is basic premise is valid, men are boys at heart and we want to slay the dragon. We have a need for conflict. This likely explains the popularity of contact sports.
If you're not Christian, listen to just the first third for some very interesting ideas that deserve consideration. But the bulk of the book is Eldredge's own brand of Christian psycho-babble. I'm increasingly convinced that most of the emotional and psychological maladies of our age are in fact self-inflicted by a belief system that delights in shaming good people doing otherwise healthy and normal things. It creates an image of the way things are supposed to be that doesn't match the way things really are. And so to make it all work, Christians have to create a devil and a God who are both at war in our minds and hearts. The dogma and interpretations grow increasingly bizarre with each new generation.
Speaks to the male soul! And the feminine soul as well. Well done! Thank you for changing my heart and those around me!
Refreshing, empowering, and BOLD
The story of the battle scene (Don't want to ruin it)
Every man that follows Christ should definitely listen to this book.
One of the top books I've read/listened
Awesome to be able to share with the author; his story.... passionate, spiritual, moving....
The perfect share at the perfect time in my life.... encourage anyone looking for a connection to a greater power.
This book was outstanding. It gave me a lot of biblical insight into manhood I had not considered. I would recommend to all my Christian friends, male or female.