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If Christian men are going to change from a pitiful, wimpy bunch of "really nice guys" to men who are made in the image of God, they must reexamine their preconceptions about who God is and recover their true "wild" hearts, writes bestselling author John Eldredge in Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure. Eldredge throws down the gauntlet--men are bored; they fear risk, they refuse to pay attention to their deepest desires. He challenges Christian men to return to authentic masculinity without resorting to a "macho man" mentality. Men often seek validation in venues such as work, or in the conquest of women, Eldredge observes. He urges men to take time out and come to grips with the "secret longings" of their hearts. Although the book succeeds best in its slant toward a male audience, it also strives to help women understand the implications of authentic masculinity in their relationships with men. Eldredge frames the book around his outdoor experiences and appealing anecdotes about his family, sprinkling the text with touches of humor and overlying everything with heartfelt passion. Even as he mixes eclectic ideas about masculinity from popular movies such as Braveheart with classic words from Oswald Chambers, and lyrics from the Dixie Chicks with stories from the Bible, he points to only one answer for men searching for their true wildness of heart. Writes Eldredge, "The only way to live in this adventure ... with all its danger and unpredictability and immensely high stakes ... is in an ongoing, intimate relationship with God." --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Every man needs to read this. It is especially helpful if you can get your teenage young man to read it. Awesome book.Published 7 days ago by Crusher75060
Anybody who has a son, brother, grandson, husband, boyfriend or close male friend should read this book! Read morePublished 10 days ago by JnikoleC
Every man should read this at some point in his life. The earlier the better.Published 14 days ago by atlantaarch
Excellent book. Directed primarily at men but recommended reading for the woman in your life.Published 16 days ago by Larry
I found this book challenging from a man's point of view and as a leader within the church. Should be a required reading for couples before the get marriedPublished 17 days ago by Anthony Smith