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Desire: The Journey We Must Take to Find the Life God Offers | [John Eldredge]

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

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).
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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 Member Since 2001
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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.

    43 of 45 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 2012
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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!


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


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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 38 people found this review helpful
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