Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart:  Discovering the secret of Man’s soul by John Eldredge.  This book is the sort of male counterpart to Captivating (which I covered in my last post).  Also a life changing book.  I wish every man I know would read this book.  I found it so incredibly insightful, and empowering.  AND–  Ladies, if you want to understand your man… or your father or your sons… check this out.

I read this book once, then the woman’s version Captivating and I am seriously thinking about going to one of the retreats they offer.  I have no doubt it would be an incredibly healing experience, but I am leary of thrusing myself in to such an emotionally intense situation with a bunch of strangers.  I do, however, intend to read both these books again and journal my way through the Captivating workbook.

Everything made so much sense to me in understanding a man’s drive for adventure, but also the withdrawal and passivity I have seen in men I’ve loved.  Amazing book!  I gained, not just a whole new understanding of the male gender but also a whole new RESPECT.  Here’s Amazon’s description:

Every man was once a boy.  And every little has dreams, big dreams,  dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.

But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man?  Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are . . . bored.

John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer.  John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart Ministries.

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