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.
Sorry folks, I am gonna be the black sheep. I didn't like it. I didn't like Brave Heart either. I had to quit half way through being tired of the phoney masculin note. I suffered particularly when the "Gladiator" was quoted. I do not believe this is true picture of a man. My opinion: too wild too superficial. Can a life frustration by solved by a purchase of a motorbike or engaging in adrenalin sports? Is that what this book is suggesting?
Her is a guy telling he is NOT going to tell you how to live and then starts doing just that. Maybe I am wrong because I didn't get to the end and the miracle is happening somewhere in the middle but I feel misled by the reviews and the publisher's summary and was very disappointed.
Eye opening, life changing, and inspiring.
What I loved most about this book was how it helped me understand why men are the way they are because of the way Christ is.
I recommend this book for everyone. Both men and women. I feel like I will be a better wife and mom in the future because of this book. I also love the way the author reads the book. You can really tell how passionate he is and it makes listening enjoyable.
I didnt read the print version.
The explanations of boys being boys.
What happens when you key men out of he cage.
This book does a great job at explaining core values that are at the crux of the gender issue. The is a war on manhood in the United States and he literally tells how to combat it. I enjoyed this book from the prelude to the finale. Great work!
Yes, Too few men can relate to God in organized religions presentation of the Father. This is a great confirmation of what a man's heart wants and why God put it there. And better yet how the the father in a boys life is impacted by a man.
The chapters talking about women.
Good, heartfelt and real, can connect to it and not some evangelical kook.
At times both, I have two sons I am responsible for raising into men, 2 1/2 years and 7 years.
I would also recommend reading the Dale Carnagie book, "How to win friends and influence people" or at least the " Father forgets" short by by W. Livingston Larned.
Every woman should read this book in order to understand the men in her life. I can't agree more with everything John says. I can see the difference between my 16 year old son and my husband and my heart weeps for my husband who has lost his wild heart, like men are trained to do.
I am definitely giving him the book to listen to now.
I thought it was John Eldredge himself reading the book because he sounds so understanding and sympathetic.
This is the first time I have ever given a book 5 stars, as it's the first book that's worth it. I'm on to Captivating now.
This book opened my eyes to what it means to be a MAN. Not a 'man', like the secular world would have me become (and succeeded for many years), but a MAN like God intended me to be since the beginning of time.
Absolutely love this book!!!
An audible addict:)
A big favorite
The 3 things all men have: an adventure to live, a beauty to rescue and a battle to fight.