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.
It's Life Changing
I like how it explains the critical points in a man's life and how the outcomes of those moments can shape how we view ourselves as men. Then how it goes further and explains what a man needs to do to come alive again!
Great Narrator! Nice balance between getting the point across and speaking with compassion and understanding.
No...But it definitely left a lasting impression.
Several people fault this book for misquotes or misinterpretation. Ultimately I am saying that it does not matter. Read it, think deeply about it. The bible is the guide, this is a catalyst, at least it was for me! Thanks John.
Great book for all men. He compares Jesus to mother Teresa and to William Wallace from the movie braveheart. Which one is he like? He talks about how the heart that was given to men from God is warrior like not like that of a man who has to work in a boring office all day. He mentions this being a reason for alcoholism and depression. It made me want to go out and be more like my inner child told me to be. Play in the mud type stuff.
This book, and John Eldredge's other book, "Walking with God" have had more impact then any other books in my life, short of the Bible! I can't say enough.
Step one: listen...Step two: make it practical and put it to work...Step three: Let your light shine...This is probably one of the most inspirational books I have read and listened to...While some things are not applicable, I thoroughly enjoyed this book...Be true to yourself and make life your own adventure...