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Wild At Heart

Amazing how these things happen. In the course of the past month or so, I have had three people recommend the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldridge to me. Funny thing is that all three recommendations came in three totally different contexts. One of them came right here in the blog from someone that had stumbled across the site one night. Once again, I see the need to follow where God leads.

On Saturday I made my way to the local library to pick up a copy and see what the fuss was all about. In one of those “bright” moments, I came home and exclaimed “There are a TON of books at the library”! While I was trying to explain how impressed I was by the size of faith based books, it clearly missed the mark. ANYWAY, I picked up “Wild and Heart” and knocked out 40 pages tonight. Folks, it is “all of that and a bag of chips”! Before the week is over, I plan on purchasing a copy so I can highlight, make notes and double score points I am reading (the library HATES when you do that to their books).

While I am just getting started with this one, I already recommend it highly. If you have already read it, I would love to get your thoughts as well.


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  • Brent · July 12, 2006

    Aaron, the book is indeed great and as an avid camper who just sold his camper, I am feeling a little lost! I had the opportunity to share some of the concepts I have picked up from the book and a Hebrews study by James MacDonald with my nephew who is a little lost right now due to being caught up in a pyramid scheme and having a skewed concept of God due to my brother and his wife being too religious.

    Both the book and study stir me, as church has not for a long time. The book because it relates to men as men – not pets or good/bad boys, and the study because the scripture is presented as if it is alive (it is) and the presenter is authentic and lives it daily. In talking with other guys about bible study/church/accountability etc, the theme is always the same – where is the friendship and camaraderie? It appears the theme of this book is to bring that back. I applaud it and you for making this happen.

  • Adam · July 12, 2006

    Hey there –

    I was looking through some tags, and I noticed you wrote about Wild At Heart.

    Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve like to discuss it, and I know on my blog I’ve talked about it a couple times (you can search for it).

    I think it’s a great book, with a couple reservations. Mainly how at times it’s borderline misogynistic, and at times how Eldridge wants to make it seem as though his words are Christ’s and vice-versa. It’s almost best to look at the book as a secular book that pulls in some wonderful faith-based applications, as opposed to a Christian book that speaks directly in how men should act.

    Anyway, I would love to talk to you about this subject! Take care!


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