Review of Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
by John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10: 1400202817
ISBN-13: 978-1400202812

(4 stars out of 5)

“Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul” by John Eldredge encourages men to be the warriors that God created us to be. I couldn’t help but think of the song “Impossible Dream”.

It is the mission of each true knight…
His duty… nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

Eldredge laments that men have been taught to be “nice guys” rather than following their hearts. However; three steps can lead a man back to his “wild at heart” nature. The three things are: “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight”, “Deep in his heart, every man longs for an adventure to live”, and “Deep in his heart, every man needs a beauty to rescue.”

“God designed men to be aggressive”, writes Eldredge. In other words, a man needs an “Impossible Dream”, a mission, or quest for his life.

Eldredge goes on to say, “Deep in his heart, every man longs for an adventure to live.” Don’t fear failure, charge after your heart’s desire. True adventure is developing an intimate relationship with God.

“Deep in his heart, every man needs a beauty to rescue.” Eldredge goes on to say that a man should continue to persue his beauty. If a relationship has gone stale perhaps it is because the man has forgotten to persue his love.

I guess it’s a reminder that we are all men of La Mancha.

I give it 4 stars out of 5.

I received this complimentary book from Thomas Nelson for review purposes.

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