One book that I keep coming back to time and again is Wild at Heart, written by John Eldridge.
This book contains profound truth about what it means to be a man and how the masculine heart has been so high-jacked by today’s society. If we but stop for a second and take a look at what society is telling us about men, we see that our prisons are over-flowing with men, our young men are growing up fatherless, and many other men are completely captive by addictions of all sorts.
John Eldridge sees a man’s life as an epic battle where his heart is on the line. He says that we are not the main character of this story or battle, but mere soldiers, each with an important objective in the battle. The problem comes because men become wounded and potentially never fill the role they were meant to play.
Wild at Heart not only identifies the problem, but gives men steps to take in order to regain their hearts, their lives and to achieve their forgotten dreams. There are many resources that have been developed with this book such as study guides and a great video series. John Eldridge also conducts retreats every year where guys come together and interact with concepts from the book. I had the privilege of attending one of the camps in 2005 and was blown away by how great it was.
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For more about the author visit Rasomed Heart ministries.