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In this powerful bestseller, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. 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.

About "Wild At Heart"

In this powerful bestseller, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. 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. Helping men rediscover their masculine heart, this guide to understanding Christian manhood and Christian men offers a refreshing break from the chorus of voices urging men to be more responsible, reliable, dutiful x2026; and dead. 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, now available in trade paper, 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.
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Meet the Author

John Eldredge

John Eldredge is an author, a counsellor, and teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. He is also the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, and Desire, and co-author of Captivating and The Sacred Romance.

John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated), and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather's cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife Stasi in high school (in drama class). But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theatre, and directed a theatre company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.

John earned his master's degree in Counselling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons.

While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. He loves the outdoors passionately, especially living in the Rocky Mountains, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression "far out" way too much.

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A book for the man of God
4 stars By Benjamin, 29 Mar 2013
What makes a man? Eldredge, a mans man, unpacks this in a powerful way. He inspires every Christian man to find the spiritual warrior that exists within, and use it for the glory of God. Though not heavily theological, Eldredge is very inspirational, making his arguments from a wealth of experience and biblical knowledge. Every man should read this book.
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The other side of Jesus
5 stars By Wally, 22 Jul 2009
Eldridge goes where too few christians dare, that is to unpack what motivates and drives us as humans created in the image of God. He quite rightly exposes a side of Jesus rarely preached. Cleaning out the temple, standing up to the religious, stepping in for those who can't defend themselves and generally going around and making a difference (convicting isn't it). Eldridge draws on years of counseling males and his own personal experiance to help make some sense of our innermost wiring and desires. He explains that God put them there and why. Some will find parts of this book hard to swallow but if you can stick with it to the end the rewards are there. I recently completed a book study with a group of men (yes you read right, men) on this book. At the end of the study each of us could say without doubt that we had a better understanding of and relationship with our saviour than when we started. Some of us are different people. I believe this book challenges males to embrace their God given responsibiities and to stand up and be counted insted of continually settling for the status quo. If you don't want your personal worldview and theology challenged maybe find something safer.
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Wild or Loving At Heart? Your choice?
2 stars By Rob, 19 Jul 2009
Alright every male wants inwardly to be a tough hero. Isn't that why we're so much into footy, action flicks etc? Eldedge touches a core within each one of us men, me included, who are feeling supressed by a pretty much female dominated society or men who feel inadequate in their masculinity. Does Jesus really want 'Wild Hearts or is he asking for an obedient heart? A real study of 'masculinity' can be found in the Beatitudes, which totally contravene the world & Eldedge view of manliness. Jesus here tells us that the the meek, the humble, the grieving will be blessed, which are hardly 'wild' heroic images of a male. Certainly Jesus wants His followers to be courageous and bold but through Him, not in our own strength by being 'wild at heart'. Jesus wants us to step out for Him courageously and boldy, like the warriors in His Word, but not like the hormone ego-driven male described by Eldredge. He wants our hearts to be obedient and to blossom with 'The Fruits of the Spirit' so that we men may flee from the Worldy expectations of manliness and dwell solely on Him to change us into His manliness. For me, I will follow Jesus for my masculinity. I choose not to follow the 'Wild At Heart' manliness portrayed by Elderidge. Give me 'Jesus the Son of Man' any day for my male role model.
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Absolutely brilliant
5 stars By Matt, 02 Jun 2009
This book is absolutely fantastic reading. Going right back through history, talking about 'men' through all the ages... it discusses how modern life has really, taken the LIFE out of men. Being a man just isn't being a man anymore...Compared to the men of the Bible. Their lives were adventurous and exciting, dangerous, and all for God. They lived for God. Not for a bonus at work. This book really explores these ideas, bringing out the true heart of a man, the way God created us... to live for him and take action. It is WELL worth reading!
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  • Catalogue Code 237245
  • Product Code 0785287965
  • EAN 9780785287964
  • UPC 020049075562
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Men
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2006
  • Dimensions 17 x 137 x 209 mm
  • Weight 0.259kg
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