I was hooked from the first few sentences! Every Christian man should have this book in their library. I was amazed at how well my life related to this book.
This is the first book I've read or heard in 44 years that understands the heart of a man. I can see now why cubicle life has left an undefined ache in the life of so many men. For Christians, this book will probably portray God in a way you've never thought of previously. A must read!
Brings new light to the inside world of what it really means to be a man as God intented. My husband and I both enjoyed listening to this book. We have already reccommended it to our friends and will continue to tell others about this book.
This may have been the most liberating book I have ever read. My need for a quest is normal. My video collection is not a trophy case of death but stories about MEN with conviction, passion and a vicious streak.
This book was written for "men who want to be better, church-going Christians" and "men who lost their sense of masculinity" (quotes from the author), or preferably both. I do not count myself to be either.
John Eldredge holds the mistaken belief that Spirituality equals Christianity. In my view, that is not necessarily the case. John quotes extensively from the Bible, to a level that he is overshooting his target. I would not have minded a biblical quote here and there, as there are many learnings to be found in the Bible, but John is overdoing it.
I very much support the basic premise of the book that men seek battles, need adventure, and a beauty to rescue. John explains this enthusiastically in about 20 minutes. After that, it is just biblical quote after biblical quote and "open door" examples. I gave up after 71 minutes.
I would have given him 4 points out of 5 if John Eldredge would have set a more appropriate context. He could very well have used Darwin's insights on evolution to explain male behaviour, in addition to his biblical perspective.
Of all the great audiobooks that I purchase through Audible, this was one of the rare disappointments.