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John Eldredge is one man, but he is my kind of man. I don't know if this book will speak to every man or explain every man, but I believe that manhood is in crisis and John does a great job of explaining what we, the brotherhood of all men have lost. I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ (aka Christian) and I don't believe that manhood can be separated from God. In other words, I don't believe a male can be his best and lead, teach, love, protect and serve without first submitting all he is to his Creator. If you don't believe that now, maybe you will after you read this book. In today's world, it seems hard to find real men. Most males are sexually obsessed and dominated by selfish childish desires. Male mentors are difficult to find, but are sorely needed. I believe John explains a path to find manhood. I hope that it is yours, and that you are blessed by reading this book. If you are a woman who longs to understand men, then maybe this will help you too. It is through humility and submission to the King of kings that we arrive at true manhood. Because only in God's Strength can we be hero's and kings and men of honor. Men that God's children and daughters deserve. Men that can change our world. Join me brothers! The battle is raging but we have the victory, and I welcome your aid. You were created for this time. So dare to be fully alive and fully in it. Claim your inheritance in Christ!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this deep exploration of the Masculine Journey and found it refreshing and encouraging. Eldredge carries on the ideas and themes from "Wild At Heart" and expands on them in fantastic and engaging ways. Kelly Ryan's narration is easy to listen to and expresses a comprehension of the subject matter.
I would definitely encourage men seeking guidance on their journey to venture into this work and prayerfully consider what it expresses. Though no human work is without flaws, God can use them to speak to our lives as He has used this book in mine. I would highly recommend a familiarity with "Wild At Heart," for which this book serves as an informal sequel. "Wild at Heart" showed me there is more to the Christian life and masculine journey than we have been led to believe. And "The Way of the Wild Heart" gave specific and relatable detail to the ideas and themes of the first book.
Can't wait to revisit it and explore more in this series!
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What did you like best about The Way of the Wild Heart? What did you like least?
I do like Edldredge so really struggled with rating this one. The book made me want to be more of a wild man haha! The problem is - the reality....Eldredge goes to the Rockies,,,to cimb and gives younger tribe members swords - it sounds great -but would be a bit odd for me to do it... I liekd it but cant see it changing me... (i may be the problem!)
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
No knowing what to do his how it ended for me...
Would you listen to another book narrated by Kelly Ryan?
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Maybe - but the audience would be a bit annoying!
Any additional comments?
Give it a go but probably just stick to his 1st book on this subject