Item description for Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really. by John Eldredge...
Overview Moves through a year in the life of John Eldredge, showing and teaching what an intimate relationship with God looks like day to day.
"This is a series of stories of what it looks like to walk with God, over the course of about a year."
So begins a remarkable narrative of one mans journey learning to hear the voice of God. In Walking wtih God by John Eldredge, the details are intimate and personal. The invitation is for us all. What if we could hear from God . . . often? What difference would it make?
All day long we are making choices. It adds up to an enormous amount of decisions in a lifetime. How do we know what to do?
We have two options.
We can trudge through on our own, doing our best to figure it all out.
Or, we can walk with God. As in, learn to hear his voice. Really. We can live life with God. He offers to speak to us and guide us. Every day. It is an incredible offer. To accept that offer is to enter into an adventure filled with joy and risk, transformation and breakthrough. And more clarity than we ever thought possible.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785206965 ISBN13 9780785206965 UPC 020049056400
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More About John Eldredge
John Eldredge is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people recover and live from their heart. John is the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, The Sacred Romance, and The Journey of Desire. John lives in Colorado with his wife, Stasi, and their three sons, Samuel, Blaine, and Luke. He loves living in the Rocky Mountains so he can pursue his other passions, including fly-fishing, mountain climbing, and exploring the waters of the West in his canoe.
John Eldredge lived in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. John Eldredge was born in 1904 and died in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about Walking With God?
Some good, but mostly bad Mar 13, 2010
Very disappointed with this book. As the book progresses, John becomes more and more bent on asking God everything: Should he adopt a puppy, should he stay late for work, should he chop down a Christmas tree on Friday... he even asks God where his watch is.
To me, this type of highly introspective faith is very dangerous. If something goes wrong, it must be our fault for not listening to God. John gets thrown off a horse at one point, and the first thing he does is try to evaluate where he went wrong with God. He reasons he asked him if he should ride a horse, but that he didn't ask WHERE he should go... Because he failed to ask this question is the reason why God let him be injured.
In the same light, if things go right, this type of approaches gives the wrong impression that is must be because I was so good in hearing God and doing exactly what he told me.
Even stranger, he uses Romans 4 to claim that he heard his dead dog bark from heaven. I do know that scripture says the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ, and I do not know of any dogs who've personally accepted Christ.
Very strange. Even though there are some very good entries from time-to-time, I'd avoid this book to save yourself from possibly adopting this type of relationship with God. This book really turned me off from John Edlredge.
Life changing read Mar 3, 2010
This is a must read for men seeking to improve their relationship with the creator of heaven and earth. John places his life experiences in a biblical context and demonstrates how we can grow as men and as Christians. This book has changed my life and I thought I was pretty cool. I wasn't!
Walking with God Review Feb 6, 2010
The author presents an easy to read journal of his thoughts about what he encounters in life over the course of a year. He writes of listening to God for answers for some of the things that concern him. At times, he is very thought provoking and at others mundane. I am leading an adult Christian education class whose members are reading the book and discussing sections of it each week over a 10 week time period. Members of the class are also keeping a journal of their thoughts and their adventures in listening to God. I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about his faith journey. JoAnn Van Tassel
Challenging how-to manual Feb 6, 2010
John's book is a collection of stories from his own prayer journey, put together with some step-by-step instructions and how to start one's own journey toward conversational intimacy with God. He lays out a logical case for being able to hear from God, supported by scripture. There were a couple of things he proposes and/or practices that have challenged my own theology and practices, which I continue to wrestle with in a good way.
Screwtape and Eldredge Jan 13, 2010
It takes courage to put oneself out there, to show one's imperfections and thoughts to thousands of readers. John Eldredge really puts himself out there for this book, admitting his struggles, internal battles, and sharing his year-long walk with God.
First, this book made me think differently about what it means to walk with God. I have never really assumed that God cares so deeply about the mundane details of my - or any - life. Should I walk across the street or not? But, according to Eldredge, God not only cares about the mundane details of our lives, he wants us to include him in everything. He writes, "...hearing God requires surrender, giving all things over into his hands." And Eldredge means everything! Everything from picking out a new puppy to going on a horse ride. Like I said, it made me think differently...
The one problem that I see in this book is that Eldredge makes everything a battle. And making everything a battle is somewhat unhealthy. C.S. Lewis once wrote, "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them." Eldredge borders and tiptoes around the latter.
It is an interesting read. Unique, for sure. I recommend it!