Book: Wild At Heart

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Re: Book: Wild At Heart

Postby George B. » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:19 am

I haven't read it in years, but I remember I went through a phase in my Christian walk discovering my own masculinity in God. Eldredge's books, especially Wild at Heart but others, too, spoke right into that needed place in my life. I don't think his books are for everyone, but I feel like they added value to the wide variety of Christian books on manhood and masculinity. It's not too much to say that his writing changed my life, and in a positive way. He led me to fall deeper in love with God and the Bible and the wild journey of what it means to be a man of God, or simply, God's man.
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Re: Book: Wild At Heart

Postby Pallando » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:38 pm

Strange, as I really do/did not like W@H. He seems to have an immature narrow view of masculinity; some rough and tough guy who has to like wrestling. I also recall him taking Scripture and making wild generalizations from it to prove his points, although I haven't read it in years and couldn't point them out to you right now.

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Re: Book: Wild At Heart

Postby Leah » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:17 pm

I read it, and it helped me see that I needed to be less concerned with the way men are. God can, and does, speak to Jake. Jake is somewhat proud, but once in a while he shares something that shows me God is speaking. Somehow a piece of the puzzle was set in place to show me that the first commandment was to Adam, and that Jake is fully accountable for what God is saying to him.

It is wrong for me to get in between that, and it is relief that I don't have to.

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Re: Book: Wild At Heart

Postby Redsman » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:22 am

Of all the books I've read of his, while W@H is a good one, I enjoyed Love&War more.

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