Few authors have such passion as Eldridge. The book was pure please from start to end. I had to pause with some of the extraordinary religous hocus pocus, but even though was a great read. The auther gives new meaning about what it means "to be a man".
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.
I'll keep this short and sweet. For any man on his masculine journey as a follower of Christ, this book is a rescue every time. I listen to it periodically throughout the year. That being said, anything Eldredge writes will help you stay in this message and live a life worth inviting others into.
In a day and age when the hearts of men are failing them, this book will help you see the need and help you learn how and why we need to man up. so men grab your swords and lets be the dragon slayers our wifes want us to be, so they will be the lovers we want them to be.
Hungry for fullness? This book is full of truth about why men do not feel empowered. . . It is because too many of us have bought the lies of society and sought to be empowered through worldly wisdom and standards. But God. . . Through Wild at Heart, we learn about the Kingdom of God and our role as men. Through Jesus, are invited into an incredible inheritance despite of our past. This book will empower you to labor into the rest and goodness of God and awaken to His power and righteousness in and through you. Thank you Jesus!
In our younger years as men, we struggle for recognition - from the boss, our spouses and with our talents.
During this struggle, we realize that
everything we have to offer the world is not everyone's cup of tea.
We dig deeper, become mature men,
or do we? We look back in our 40's and 50's and wonder what went wrong?
I provide for my family, help out at the church and make sure everyone has their homework done and the wife is cared for. But what's missing?
MY MANHOOD! Or rather, the man I was meant to be. Wait. There's more? Oh yes my friend, much more. Wild at heart will teach you how to tap into that forgotten adventure you felt as a boy.
Sure. There's some soul searching. There's some digging around in your feelings to discover things that weren't fulfilled while you were growing up.
All in all, this book speaks to the longings of a man's heart. I wish John
Eldridge could be my friend or neighbor so I could tap into his wealth of knowledge about being a man.
I'm going to read it again.