The Journey of Desire (Study Guide)
: Most contemporary Americans share the same dilemma: they long for purpose in life, but they're not sure how to find it&... or even what it might look like if they did. Yet the little-known truth is that the secret...
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Most contemporary Americans share the same dilemma: they long for purpose in life, but they're not sure how to find it&... or even what it might look like if they did. Yet the little-known truth is that the secret of a person's true purpose is coded in the desires of his or her own heart.
In this revised and updated study guide, bestselling author John Eldredge takes you deeper into the secret of finding that life, identifying the battle over your heart, and embracing all God has in store for you. Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, this study guide features:
Counsel for the Journey: The central truths to discover in each chapter Inspiration: A song or movie selection from John that will help you along your journey Tracks of a Fellow Traveler: A personal note from "fellow traveller" Stasi Eldredge Leader's Guide: A new leader's guide to help you guide groups through the material
Destiny lies locked in your heart. The keys of release are your hidden desires, and by examining them in light of God's design you can discover the b
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.