Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wild At Heart by John Eldredge

In Wild at Heart, we learn about what it means to be a man (and a woman) as God as created us to be. Why are so many men living with no joy? Why are so many relationships broken—husbands and wives, families, and friendships. This book says that the problem lies in the fact that our culture (and our churches) has attacked the meaning of masculinity. They have tried to force us into living lives that God did not intend.

Nearly ten years after it was first published, (and after it has stood the test of time long enough to be relevant beyond its initial publication) I have finally gotten around to reading this book. While an argument could be made as to whether or not this book is giving us straight Biblical truth, I have to confess that it really spoke to me personally. What man does not long for adventure and to play a significant role in the world? (Especially those of us who are constantly accused of never really growing up.) It is wonderful to think that all those romantic dreams of accomplishing things that will truly make a difference in the world just might be God given dreams. It is scary to think that just maybe more of us should step out in faith and try to make some of those dreams reality.

Definitely worth a read, a revisit or maybe even some serious study and cross-examination.

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