Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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

Wild at Heart is easily read and well-written and "invites men to recover their masculine heart".

"What is a Christian man? Without listening to what is being said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are...bored."

Men were meant to be men, men that seek adventure, victory, risk, and beauty; that is how God designed us.

"Let people feel the weight of who you are...and let them deal with it"

"The problem with men, we are told, is that they don't know how to keep their promises, be spiritual leaders, talk to their wives, or raise their children. But if they try really hard, they can reach to lofty summit of becoming...a nice guy. That's what we hold up as models of Christian maturity: Really Nice Guys."

"(Author John) Eldridge believes this dedication to niceness is the reason there are so many tired and lonely women, so many fatherless children, and so few men around.

As C.S. Lewis said, 'We castrate the gelding and bid him be fruitful.'"

A favorite quote from the book:

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

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