The Way of the Wild Heart: A Map for the Masculine Journey

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Nov 12, 2006 - Religion - 320 pages
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This is a book about how a boy?and a man?becomes a man.

It's a guide to the process of masculine initiation, that ancient path every boy and man must take if they would become the man they long to be. The path whereby they come to know they are a man, and are able to live and love from a deep, centered strength.

We live in a time where most men (and boys) are essentially fatherless. Whatever their circumstance, they have no man actually taking them through the many adventures, trials, battles and experiences they need to shape a masculine heart within them. They find themselves on their own to figure life out, and that is a lonely place to be. Their fears, anger, boredom, and their many addictions all come out of this fatherless place within them, a fundamental uncertainty in the core of their being.

But there is a way.

"We aren't meant to figure life out on our own," says John Eldredge. "God wants to father us." In The Way of the Wild Heart, Eldredge reveals how God comes to a man and takes him on the masculine journey, how nearly all the events of a man's life can come togther to provide the initiation he never received. And how parents can offer that initiation to their sons. Whatever your age may be, your Father is ready to take up your journey. For you are his son.


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This guy and his writings have totally changed my life for the better, opening my eyes to the way things should be. I may not share his love of the outdoors, but I can see his passion in that, and relate that to my passions.


1 The Masculine Journey
2 True Son of a True Father
3 Boyhood
4 Raising the Beloved Son
5 Cowboy
6 Raising the Cowboy
7 Sams Year
8 Warrior
10 Lover
11 Raising the Lover
12 King
13 Raising the King
14 Sage
15 Let Us Be Intentional

9 Raising the Warrior

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John Eldredge is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s kingdom. John and his wife, Stasi, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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