After seeing it plugged by so many people I have finally given in and started reading ‘Wild at Heart’. I’m a couple of chapters in and so far its ringing lots of bells.
I love his idea of blokes being about adventure, exploring and living heroically – seeking to be ‘dangerous men rather than nice men’.
Here’s the description of the book from Amazon:
God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires–aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a nice guy. It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be–dangerous, passionate, alive, and free
It seems its not only Frosty and Hirsch who are speaking about some kind of masculine spirituality. Perhaps there is a thread running thru conversations at present that is very significant and in need of our attention.
What’s it mean to be a fully alive, godly bloke?…
Eldredge seems to have a great concept of who Jesus is and for me that’s a key place to start.