Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Discovering The Secret of A Man's Soul
In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge tries to get men to recapture their sense of adventure and harness that desire they had when they were young; that they were to slay the dragon and win the beauty. He believes that these desires were put into men for a purpose and that they have been softened too much, thus not playing their real role in the family and society.
He believes that men are not playing their proper role and are taking the easy route to a safe life that does not satisfy their soul or uplift others.
This book also takes a different opinion of the character of Jesus. The author sees Jesus as the strong but gentle example that men should be, not strictly the soft lamb that is so often portrayed.
My favorite quote is actually a quote in this book from another author by the name of Gil Bailie, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have dome alive."
I believe this is an excellent book. It will surely make every man think about his role in his family and community. Read it if you dare to be challenged.
The chapters in the book include:
Wild at Heart
The Wild One Whose Image We Bear
The Question That Haunts Every Man
The Battle for a Man's Heart
The Father's Voice
Healing the Wound
A Battle to Fight: The Enemy
A Battle to Fight: The Strategy
A Beauty to Rescue
An Adventure to Live
Writing the Next Chapter
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