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Desire Audiobook

Desire: The Journey We Must Take to Find the Life God Offers

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Sometimes it seems we just can't get what we want. Circumstances thwart our best-laid plans. We struggle to live a heartfelt life. Worst of all, says Eldredge, the modern church mistakenly teaches its people to kill desire (calling it sin) and replace it with duty or obligation (calling it sanctification). As a result, at best, Christians tend to live safe, boring lives of resignation. At worst, their desire eventually breaks out in destructive ways such as substance abuse, affairs, and pornography addictions. In The Journey of Desire, Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of.

©2004 John Eldredge; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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    Randall Seattle, WA, USA 09-28-04
    Randall Seattle, WA, USA 09-28-04
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    "Nothing Less Than Life-Changing"

    As a Christian who was brought up with the dismal view of Heaven as sitting around singing "Amazing Grace" ad nauseum for eternity, the book helped reshape my view of living a life for Christ and connected me with my hopes, dreams and desires in an entirely new manner. For everyone who has walked away from the Church and its duties and obligations, this book will help you reshape your theology into one that celebrates the life God sent His Son to die for. You're not the only one who has had questions that nobody else talks about; Elderidge brings them out into the open and offers scriptural solutions.

    45 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Hallsville, TX, United States 12-24-12
    Kara Hallsville, TX, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great reminder of God's Love & the Battle"
    Where does Desire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Almost to the top!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did cry in some areas that really "hit home" with stuff I have dealt with in life.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mike 04-01-16
    mike 04-01-16
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    "What no one else is willing to teach"

    I wasn't prepared for what this would do to my heart. This book got to the bottom of many deep issues in my own heart. I recommend beautiful outlaw in conjunction with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Hanna 11-04-16
    Sarah Hanna 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    Never have I seen a script that more perfectly captures the human condition--our yearning for Hope and the absolutely essential nature of the desires placed in our hearts by God. Anyone who has been discouraged or disenchanted with the current dead state of affairs within our church or within ourselves will glean richly from this text.

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    Amazon Customer 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book!"

    from duty to desire. I'll listen to it again and again. awakens something inside and reminds you to enjoy God and creation and not to let duty quench desire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Long 08-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book about heaven and your heart"

    This was another great Eldredge book. He takes a very intriguing approach to the description of heaven in terms of God making all things new not all new things. Drastically different view than the world view and very refreshing.

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    Jonathan Grand Rapids, MI, USA 11-06-05
    Jonathan Grand Rapids, MI, USA 11-06-05
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    "Ashamed of Desires?"

    If you just can't justify your God-given desires, this book will explain why it is important to "follow your heart." But the real answer is a concept the church doesn't teach as much as they should: Unity with Christ. If you are truely in Christ, your desires are not your own and neither is your heart, but Christ lives and desires through you. I had problems with a couple of things Eldredge said. First, he said church is the problem, because it teaches us to be ashamed of our desires. I don't remember what else he said, but he seems to have an axe to grind. My advice to him is to go on a long camping trip with Henry Cloud, another author I really hate. I think the two of them would get along famously. And then maybe they would have something encouraging to write about, like "how to work out your philosophical differences with the companion you're stuck with for awhile."

    5 of 43 people found this review helpful

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