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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul (original 2001; edition 2001)

by John Eldredge

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Title:Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
Authors:John Eldredge
Info:Thomas Nelson (2001), Paperback, 288 pages
Collections:Your library (inactive), Nature, Religious
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Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge (2001)


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  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
A must read for all males. When the female comes to the point that she is at a loss as to why God created man the way He did - read immediately. It really isn't our fault entirely that we are the way we are. This book reveals some amazing insights into the male psyche. This book shows the marvelous purpose for the differences between the male and female. After God formed man from the dust and his mate from his rib, "Wild at Heart " helps fill the gap of misunderstanding about the function of each gender with common sense truth. ( )
  thomashwalker2 | Dec 30, 2011 |
This is is a fantastic relationship book. It gets back to who men should be and who woman want men to be. At it's heart it gives permission to men to be men, not the emasculated man that society wants men to be today. The cool part of this book is it adds to the relationship you have with women. ( )
  RonShore | Oct 28, 2011 |
A quick read, and interesting writing style. Clearly one of those books where the author is trying to reach a broad audience. Accordingly, several key passages of the book can be interpreted in multiple ways, and lead to slightly, yet substantively, different conclusions. All in all, I found it a very interesting book. An interesting attempt by a very conservative and religious man to deal with the overwhelming failure as fathers of the boomer generation culture warriors. But the main point of the book is addressing what it means to be a "man," and how to become the man each guy wants to be... A good read, and I think a good place to start to think about the type of questions and issues that each guy needs to address as they struggle for maturity and balance in this time of confused gender roles and social responsibilities.
  bohannon | Apr 7, 2011 |
mist stevige onderbouwing van zijn theorien over man zijn en wil en risico zoeken, maar is wel inspirerend en de moeite van het lezen waard ( )
  Hopsakee | Apr 2, 2011 |
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For Samuel, Blaine, and Luke. I love your warrior hearts. You definitely have what it takes.
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At last, I am surrounded by wilderness.

"I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections. And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill. I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help and patience, and a certain difficult repentance, long, difficult repentance, realization of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself from the endless repetition of the mistake which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.” – D.H. Lawrence
Life is a hypocrite if I can't live the way it moves me! Stephen Fry
How would telling people to be nice to one another get a man crucified? What government would execute Mister Rogers or Captain Kangaroo?                                      Philip Yancey- The Jesus I Never Knew 
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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

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In all your boyhood dreams of growing up, did you dream of being a "nice guy"? Eldredge believes that every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. That is how he bears the image of God; that is what God made him to be.… (more)

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