Eldredge leads readers to understand how to live from the heart, care for their hearts like the treasures of the kingdom, and give from fullness instead of emptiness. This message also shows how living from the heart can energize people to love God and others in a way they've never experienced.Eldredge leads readers to understand how to live from the heart, care for their hearts like the treasures of the kingdom, and give from fullness instead of emptiness. This message also shows how living from the heart can energize people to love God and others in a way they've never experienced.Read Less
This and Wild at Heart are 2 of the best books I have ever read.
Sep 27, 2012
A MUST READ
Another great book by John Eldredge. Probably my favorite & I've read all his books. His words have a way of speaking to me through his stories & Bible scripture references like no one else.
Jul 30, 2009
a must read - really helps you get on track with the God who created the Universe
Jul 29, 2009
Excellent book. Passionately written. Very readable.
Sep 25, 2007
Most inspiring book ever read
I was invited to a small group study (biblically based) and this was the book that was chosen. I was at a point in my life where I was questioning my faith; what's the use? what's the benefit of believing? I had never heard of the title or the author, so initially I started reading the book just to be able to follow along with the small group with no interest in the book whatsoever, I was very skeptical and expected nothing out of the book, but man...was I wrong!!! After the first 2 chapters, I was hooked! And this book became an instant favorite, for it is truly the most inspiring and insightful book I had ever read. Because of John Eldredge's insights, I came to realize how "dead" and fooled I truly had become. This book has renewed my faith to a higher level and revealed God in a whole new way in which I had never considered. It provided me with a "whole" perception rather than the narrow vision I assumed to be true. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has doubts about their faith or any doubts about God or His involvement in our lives. Thank you for your time and attention.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-06-16 Eldredge, who helped to redefine the Christian men's movement with Wild at Heart, broadens his scope to offer this more general spirituality title on being "fully alive." Such a state of total animation is achieved only when Christians can integrate all four "streams" of their lives: discipleship, counseling, healing and warfare. (This last part may surprise some readers, but Eldredge insists that awareness of spiritual warfare actually "may be the most critical" aspect of being fully alive.) Throughout, he argues that there is glory hidden in each Christian's heart, an echo of how Christ has "ransomed and restored" every person. The goal, then, is to capture and maintain a sense of liberation from that restoration. Eldredge fans will find that he has not departed much from the formula that made Wild at Heart so successful; he culls examples from popular culture (The Perfect Storm, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz) and tells vivid stories from his own experience. Despite the careful formula, the book rarely feels formulaic; it has an unguarded heart and an opinionated lucidity that may surprise readers. Eldredge is honest about the fact that life can be arduous, confusing and filled with despair, but he also affirms a deep Christian hope. Established Eldredge fans will be pleased with this new offering, and it will gather some new readers, especially women. (July 31) Forecast: Wild at Heart has shipped more than 450,000 copies and has been on the CBA bestseller list for over a year, so thousands of fans are eagerly awaiting this follow-up. Nelson plans a major media push, including national advertising and a radio campaign. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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