Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires - aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.
In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be - dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.
©2001 John Eldredge; (P)2003 Thomas Nelson Publishers
This is a very needed book. I would recommend it to any man young or old that may need a refreshing look at what authentic man-hood looks like. I believe that this book has set in motion the needed things to guide me to be a better husband and in the future a better father. Thank you John Eldredge for taking time to write it.
This enlightening read has given me insight into the heart of my husband and son that is beyond measure. The men in my life so rarely talk about their feelings and inner most desires, this book allowed for conversations that I might never have had.
Awesome read! Restores the fact that you can be masculine, strong and a warrior and be exactly what God needs and intends you to be! Proud with your chest out, his soldier!
The overall message of the book was definitely good and at times inspiring. However, I believe it can be easily summed up in a chapter or two. Eldredge keeps returning to earlier movie references time and time again to reinforce his points -- as if he had a difficult time coming up with something new to say. His message makes for a great sermon, but not so much a book.
Yes, only because I do not read much but I listen well.
As a Men's Ministry leader I had heard about this book for years but as God is timely in all things I now just read it. This book is exceptionally well written and the information is deeply spot-on. It's been life changing to me and will in turn and in addition change the direction of the ministry and the lives of the +500 men entrusted unto me. I thank The Lord for directing me to such a resource and thank John for his part in this ministry.
This book gives you the perfect insight into how a mans heart works, what it was made for, and who you are in God and helps shape your identity to be that of which the Father originally intended. So great!
This book was such a God send. I can't tell you how much it has enlightened me as to the essence of the soul of men and in particular my husband, the man I care the most about. Amazingly it also enlightened me a little about myself as well. This may just be a life changing book for both of us.
Especially for women, teachers and mothers that want to better understand males. Every mother and newlywed should be required to read! Will delight you snd inspire you to see the male as a creature that is wonderful in his traits, from guardian to wild boy! John is excellent in his insights of man, created in Gods image and the counterpart is just as good: 'Captivating' about the female. He created them male and female...
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