Wild at Heart: Discovering The Secret of a Man's Soul

3.92 avg rating
( 51,217 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780785268833: Wild at Heart: Discovering The Secret of a Man's Soul

God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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

About the Author:

John Eldredge is a counselor, teacher, and the author of numerous bestselling books including Wild at HeartEpic, and Beautiful Outlaw. He is the director of Ransomed Heart, a ministry restoring masculinity to millions of men worldwide. John loves fly fishing, bow hunting,  and great books. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Stasi.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Eldredge, John
Published by Thomas Nelson
ISBN 10: 0785268839 ISBN 13: 9780785268833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas Nelson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0785268839 . Bookseller Inventory # GHP6106MXGG041917H0332P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Eldredge
ISBN 10: 0785268839 ISBN 13: 9780785268833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Omega Books and More Inc.
(Springdale, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # 3D7DSF0010IM

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Eldredge
Published by Thomas Nelson (2001)
ISBN 10: 0785268839 ISBN 13: 9780785268833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas Nelson, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0785268839

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Eldredge
Published by Thomas Nelson (2001)
ISBN 10: 0785268839 ISBN 13: 9780785268833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas Nelson, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0785268839

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Eldredge
Published by Thomas Nelson (2001)
ISBN 10: 0785268839 ISBN 13: 9780785268833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas Nelson, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110785268839

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds