Item description for The Way of the Wild Heart (Walker Large Print Books) by John Eldredge...
Overview Encourages men to allow God to help them complete their spiritual growth through the six stages of manhood, which will better equip them as fathers to initiate their sons into manhood.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Walker Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher GALE GROUP
Edition Large Type
ISBN 159415189X ISBN13 9781594151897
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More About John Eldredge
John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people discover the heart of God. John is the author of numerous books, including Walking with God, Fathered by God, Waking the Dead, Desire, and Love & War (with his wife Stasi). John and Stasi live in Colorado with their three sons. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves being in the wild.
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 The Way of the Wild Heart (Walker Large Print Books)?
Great Book for raising boys and helping men Jul 14, 2008
I am a wife and mother who read this book to help inspire my boys to be all that God meant them to be. I learned a lot and even as a woman, I was challenged and it helped me understand some of the stages and wounds that I experienced and why. It also really inspired my husband to be the kind of father that our boys need to grow into healthy men. The Way of the Wild Heart is very good and worth reading.
LIKE LIFE TO MY SPIRIT - AND I'M A WOMAN! A PHD IN PSYCH, EVEN Jul 2, 2008
I've been going through an intensive Dark Night of the Soul, with God digging down into my heart to dredge up old wounds and expose them for healing through insight and/or submitting them to Him. Because this book is so clearly directed to men, I didn't expect to find much of use in it, but OH MY GOSH! It's THE best thing I've read during this very difficult time in my life! It is ministering directly to my deep father wounds and providing a bridge to wholeness - the words fairly leap off the page, directly into my heart. THANK you, John Eldredge.
I completely identify with the curse of having been left to myself in childhood to find my own way, teach myself, "raise" myself, learn it all on my own. And Eldredge expresses the pain of that so well in his book - the reviewer who criticized that aspect just DIDN'T GET IT. In fact, he didn't get the point in any of his criticisms. To find someone who identifies so well with how it feels to be "fatherless," is healing in itself. As a woman, "The Question" for me isn't supposed to be "Do I have what it takes?" but everything Eldredge says about feeling scared and alone and fearful of doing anything is so familiar to me. We do it anyway, I've even achieved a PhD in psychology, but with such self-doubt and pain along the way, devoid of a cheerleader. There's resentment that goes along with it, even when we feel guilty for feeling any kind of anger. And disbelief that God is really a loving Father - to ME. Huh? What does that even MEAN?? I have limped along in life and viewed with great envy and yearning the close, intimate, blissful relationships other friends have enjoyed with the heavenly Father, and just couldn't figure out how to get there myself. To know that I'm not alone is such a comfort.
To grow up fatherless and dubiously self-reliant turns us inward to greater and greater self-focus, and self-focus destroys the ability to come to God - the vulnerabilty we need in His presence, the transparency, the innocence, the security we should feel, and most of all, the TRUST. I've longed for decades to find a way to replace my natural, tremendously flawed, father image with relationship and closeness with my REAL Father, and so I'm unimagineably grateful for this bridge going in that direction!
Good Book On the Phases of a Man's Life Apr 10, 2008
"The Way of the Wild Heart" by John Aldredge describes the various phases that a boy goes through as he grows up to be a man. Aldredge describes the 6 main phases and suggests how to raise a boy or man during those phases. The phases are as follows:
1. Boyhood - boy develops his sense of identity. 2. Cowboy - boy/young man develops his sense of adventure. 3. Warrior - man develops a fighting spirit (fights for the right things while not becoming a brute). 4. Lover - man learns to love others other than himself. 5. King - man learns to use his power wisely and for the benefit of others. 6. Sage - man passes along his acquired wisdom to others.
As in his other titles Aldredge uses contemporary examples to make his points. While the examples were good, I would have liked to have seen more biblical examples. Still, a good read.
A remarkable book with deep spiritual truths for all who will listen Feb 10, 2008
John Eldredge is a man of real courage. Who else would be brave enough to write about the core issues that most, if not all, men face; issues that are the source of our greatest pain, issues that result in unconscious actions and thoughtless words, issues that when unresolved, make us less than the men God intended us to be?
Unfortunately, for every one man with the courage and insight of John Eldredge, there are hundreds of uninitiated men who will levy their intellectual attacks at him, whether in the guise of pseudo-literary criticism (usually from those who have never written anything more than a book review) or wrapped in the protective blanket of self-righteousness (usually from those without the courage to walk the spiritual path that Eldredge has dedicated his life to helping other men find). It's a sad commentary on masculinity.
This book is the real deal. In it, John Eldredge speaks to the issues most men are afraid to discuss. Without the ability to face these issues, even good men can turn to surface satisfactions and distractions such as compulsive work, obsessions, addictions, and self-destruction. Thanks to John Eldredge, any man who feels this inner longing for something more, something deeper, more spiritual, more masculine, can use his book to find their way whether they have a father to help them or not.
Does he make reference to movies, myth, and images to bring life and clarity to his points? Yes, and the result is a collection of powerful stories that each contain great truths. Eldredge is teaching in the way that all great teachers have taught: by seeking to reach his listeners rather than pleasing the self-righteous pedants who will stand on the sidelines of life and throw their verbal darts at the few men like Eldredge that are actually on the field, muddy, bruised, and exhausted attempting to lead others to the path of hope, spirit, and life.
I loved this book, as I loved Wild at Heart. I'm a better man for having read it, a better husband to my wife, a better father to my children, a better Papa to my grandchildren, and I pray, a better servant of my Creator.
Thank God for John Eldredge. Thank God he had the courage to write this important book. Buy a copy for yourself, for your son, and one for all the young men you know who are attempting to find their way to God and to the heart of what it means to be a righteous man in the world.
Jim Huling author of Choose Your Life!: A Powerful, Proven Method for Creating the Life You Want
Life Changing! Jan 20, 2008
This book actually change my life. It is a must-read for men, women, and especially parents of boys! The Way of the Wild Heart has helped me become a better wife, which has helped to turn around a marriage in need of help. It helped my understanding of how men function, and opened my eyes to the stages that guys go through, throughout their lives.
It's true that men and women are not the same and this is a great book to help understand the male side of things- and can help to acknowledge stages that were missed- which can explain various issues that men may be facing. If I had a million dollars, I'd buy this book for every person I know! The author uses scripture and examples from the bible and backs up what he's saying. Amazing work!