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Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really.

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  2,585 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
"This is a series of stories of what it looks like to walk with God, over the course of about a year."

So begins a remarkable narrative of one man's journey learning to hear the voice of God. The details are intimate and personal. The invitation is for us all. What if we could hear from God . . . often? What difference would it make?

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ebook, 240 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Paul Alkazraji
Aug 06, 2016 Paul Alkazraji rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

In the intro John Eldredge writes: ‘Really now, if you knew you had the opportunity to develop a conversational intimacy with the wisest, kindest, most generous and seasoned person in the world, wouldn’t it make sense to spend time with that person, as opposed to, say, slogging your way through on your own?’ Too right it would. ‘Geez Louise!’

‘Walking with God’ is a journal of the author’s walk with Him through a year distilled into episodic learning moments. It begins with laying out the Bibli
Feb 21, 2013 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is a first for me in a multitude of ways. I never read self-help books. Nothing against them, they just aren’t my thing. And while I might read religious-themed works from time to time, I certainly don’t read religious self-help books. Leave that for church youth group/Sunday school crowd. Not for me, no thanks. I’ve never been one to wear my religion on my sleeve. That type of thing strikes me as somehow… contrived, maybe? Like if I did it I’d only be trying to prove something to a ...more
Kevin Beasley
Feb 13, 2009 Kevin Beasley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was one who felt like I arrived to life "20 minutes late". John Eldredge talks about people like me in his original work with Brent Curtis... "The Sacred Romance". Maybe you've felt that way too. You know, like when you show up for a movie and you know there's a fair share of action and adventure, but you don't quite know exactly what the storyline is. I became a fan of Eldredge the day I first picked up that book and I've remained a fan througout the release of "The Journey of Desire", "Wild ...more
Aug 04, 2011 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading this book a couple of weeks ago and it is still sinking in. John Eldridge is a gifted writer and it very transparent and honest in his writing. This is a breath of fresh air compared to many books that are written now days by Christian authors.

The book is basically a year's worth of prayer journal entries in which Eldridge has gone back through and added a few notes here and there. It is very honest and insightful.

Eldridge begins the book talking about the fact that Adam and E
Heidi Bylsma
May 23, 2009 Heidi Bylsma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God has used this book powerfully in my life of late. Author John Eldredge chronicles what is like to walk with God in the intimate moments of every day life. He makes a case that we can hear from God...hear his voice...right now...and every day...and follow him. He uses scripture to support this--that Jesus said his sheep would know his voice. This is compelling. Some of John's approach to life is a bit loose and fast for me, but the intimacy with God that he knows is definitely enticing. Some ...more
Sep 05, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Makes you think about how much you need God in your life, always walking with you.
Aug 24, 2013 Collin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religious
"This is a series of stories of what it looks like to walk with God, over the course of about a year."

This is the aim of John Eldredge's book, Walking With God and it reads much like a journal, as is the intent. The structure is casually scattered with no clear chapters or over-arching themes other than the general incentive of giving readers a basic framework for how he walks with God. He invites us into the events of a singular year and shares exactly how he handles them while remaining mindfu
Gary Roe
Nov 18, 2016 Gary Roe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. Perhaps there are things I already knew in this the sense that I knew where the author was going. But Eldredge's communication style is so powerful for me personally, that I could not help but glean new takes on old truths expressed in a new way.
Dave Johnson
first let me say that i didnt give this book a bad review because i disagree with the idea of walking with God or being able to listen to and talk with God. there are other things that really disappointed me with this book.

but first let me point out the positives:
it's john eldredge. that, in itself, is good thing. i think, for the most part, he's very easy to read and understand. also, he explains his experience with hearing God and explains the context in the stories that he tells.

now the ne
Chelsea Booker
Nov 12, 2011 Chelsea Booker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, christian
It took me about two months to read this, but that has nothing to say about the quality of the book. I really liked this. It's just one of those books I think is better to read slowly so you have time to really soak up what's being said. Walking with God is less "theological" and more reflective and personal, based on Eldredge's experience of doing just that for a year.

I think Eldredge is a gifted writer. He made some awesome observations that I think all people can relate to, and accomplished
Gabrielle W.
As others noted, this book seems to be more about spiritual warfare and less about hearing God.
I think John is a gifted writer, and I've read some of his other books.
He made some great observations and I feel like most people can relate.

BUT, at the same time, he talks a lot about his vacation cabin, riding his horses and going fishing and though he didn't write it purposely, I felt like at times he was showing off his wallet.
The book also, in a way, made me feel like a failure compared to John
Tracey Mamerow
Jul 25, 2016 Tracey Mamerow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic. John Eldredge writes in such a relatable, poignant and refreshing way. This book is a collection of short anecdotes that give a glimpse into Eldredge's walk with God. As we all do, Eldredge walks through joys, pains and questions, and invites us into his process of how he talks to God through it. From practical to profound, I was able to find my story in each of his, and take away truths. He reminded me that our walk with God is a journey, with ups and downs and a lot of ha ...more
Jun 29, 2008 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian readers
Shelves: christian
Eldredge is one of my favorite authors for a few good reasons. First is that his writing style is enjoyable, second the topics he writes are something I want to explore, and last he explores his topics in new and fresh ways.

Admitedly I know some of his writings upset the general christian population. And probably this book will too if first we take Eldredge as an authority presiding over our lives and that second we cannot take a God who could speak to us today.

Yes in this book, Eldredge suggest
Eric Reidsma
Mar 18, 2014 Eric Reidsma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read others reviews that said they couldn’t connect or it wasn’t what they thought it would be and I can see how people had those responses as I felt the same at times. I’ve always found John’s books challenging and this is more like reading his personal journal rather than reading a chapter book. Life is messy and it doesn’t really flow well(like a chapter book) I’m glad I read this while on vacation where I had the patience for it and was able to reread pages as I went. John is very trans ...more
The best part of this book is that Eldredge tries to bring God into every aspect of his life. And the worst part of this book is that Eldredge tries to bring God into every aspect of his life. I love the attempt but he simply places too much weight on his subjective experiences with God and also too much weight on the ongoing influence of the demonic in the realm of personal emotions. Any way - there is still some really good stuff in here and I am in vast agreement with what he says about break ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book affected my life in a crazy way.

In college, I was part of a theatre ministry team for three years; every year our director went through a different study. We read this book my second year on the team, when the Lord began changing me and at the same time introduced a guy into my life. Almost down to the entry, my relationships with God and my SO followed the lessons and themes of this book. Even when I started reading the next season of the book (when you read it, this will make sense),
Aug 13, 2010 Troy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any interested Christian
This deserves a fuller review than I have time to give it tonight. I really liked it. It was timely for me. I need to read it again someday, as I nearly always feel after reading an Eldredge book for the first time. He covers so many different big concepts here, and the way in which they're expounded is really great. But it leaves you wanting to consider further, as the pace keeps moving.

As the liner notes already betray, it's basically just an edited personal spiritual journal, with a theme and
Scott Phipps
Jan 30, 2015 Scott Phipps rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tr-spirituality
Did not finish.

Listened to about half of the audiobook, but could not finish. I could not relate to the author at my current stage of life. It felt that I was hearing a monologue of the author's life without a two way conversation to relate to my current life (technically, I realize that I was only hearing a monologue).

I appreciate that utilizing the lessons (which I think were quite informative and beneficial) are necessary for me to implement in my own life. However, I could not find examples
Jul 19, 2008 Todd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that I needed to read...slowly. It took me about three months because I took it s-l-o-w and really applied it to my life. It has been so helpful. I don't think it would impact everyone the way it impacted me, but it could be one of those books that hits you at just the right time. It's almost a primer for what it means to have intimacy with God. It's a way of inviting Him (again) back into your life and inner workings. Real healing happened for me and I am still worki ...more
Apr 30, 2016 Edith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book in my Tuesdays Women’s Group of about ten women - we took about ten weeks to go through it cover to cover. There is a lot to contemplate and learn about walking with God through the vehicle of prayer. John Eldredge writes in a friendly readable manner from his own experience in everyday matters and shows how to “lean not to your own understanding” but seek instead God’s voice in the matter, even in small things. We concluded hearing God’s voice is something which requires lots of ...more
Feb 02, 2013 Ryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a couple John Eldredge books. This one I really enjoyed. The other ('Journey of Desire') I did not. I think timing had everything to do with it; both with 'Journey of Desire' and with 'Waking with God'. When I read 'Journey of Desire' I wasn't in a happy place as I was struggling with a risk to try a new life direction. When I read 'Walking with God', I was in a great place, seeing many of my dreams (lead by God) coming to fruition. I think it was just another confirmation that the r ...more
Nicolas Valin
Un exelente libro para aprender sobre la oracion. Ameno, calido. No es el tipico libro de "30 dias de oracion" o "como orar para que dios te escuche" o "la oracion efectiva". Mas bien es un mapa, un destello de luz sobre la aventura del orar con nuestro Padre. El libro se divide en las 4 estaciones del año las cuales son los capitulos (Verano, Otoño, Invierno, Primavera) y toca temas centrales en al oración. Todo el libro es la experiencia personal del autor en un año de su vida. El cuenta exper ...more
Dec 07, 2012 Kaye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really like John Eldredge, but I didn't like this book. The main bummer was that it seemed like most of the book focused on spiritual warfare, and not really on hearing God's voice. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole "warfare" thing, at least not the way he perceives it (where you name the demon, cast it out, etc.). The parts that were more focused on faith and God's voice were great. The other thing is that he talked so much about his horses and hunting and his cabin that I just started ...more
Jasmine De la fuente
Great book. Not what I expected. I wanted to learn to be closer to God and this book taught me so much more. I learned about daily spiritual battles and how prevalent spiritual warfare is today. This book made me cry every time I sat to read it...good, solid cries that were needed. I related everything this middled-aged, white, pastor, and father has to say about his own life. I kept thinking that I want my dad to read it.

Everyone that is at all interested in how people include God in their dai
J. D. Hilde
Conozco los libros de Eldredge, y siempre me asombran la franqueza y sabiduría de sus palabras. Me acuerdo de por lo menos en tres ocasiones tuve que dejar de leer el libro cuando apenas había empezado a leer la primera oración - había dado en el blanco de mi alma, en aquel lugar que yo había puesto en un rincón a pudrirse, porque nunca pensaría que alguna otra persona en este mundo pensaría/sentiría/se preguntaría lo mismo. Eldredge habla el lenguaje del corazón, y yo creo que este libro lo deb ...more
Jan 27, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a practical demonstration of walking daily with the Lord! This isn't a bullet-point, step-by-step guide, it's much more useful than that. Eldredge uses this book to show us what being a warrior in the kingdom looks like on a very personal level. Christians are very private about the specifics of their prayer life and seeking God's will, but Eldredge lays it all out there.

favorite quotes
On dealing with disappointments and unmet desires...
"There is a satisfaction we don't want to come to unti
Oct 25, 2008 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this book was a welcome and needed change of pace. The author uses examples from his own life as a way to make a guide to developing a conversational relationship with God. The (or one of the) overarching themes of the book is that in order to have a life in which we walk with God we must walk and talk with Him in the everyday and little things because those are the things that make up our lives. Although I agree with the majority of what he has to say I have a tendency to disagree ...more
Jun 05, 2009 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, own-it
An excellent tool to help you in drawing near to God and resting in Him. The author willingly opened his heart and life by sharing many deep and personal experiences and convictions in order to help readers understand his "conversational" intimate relationship with Christ. The author puts the concept of "never ceasing prayer" to practice in his daily walk with Christ and guides you along with him, within a years time. I followed along with his online video chapter excerpts. I hope to further use ...more
Jun 19, 2008 Mandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sacred-ground
I had John Eldredge as a professor in college, and so I love to read anything he writes. He just resonates with me. This book made me think about things I've never thought of, and made me realize how little I include God in my day-to-day decisions. It's kind of embarrassing, but it gives me great hope for what my relationship could be like with God. Our relationship with God takes a lot more work and care and awareness and intentionality than I ever realized. I thought Eldredge gave lots of prac ...more
Lonnie Rodriguez
I loved reading this book!

This book is written more as a journal; yeah, that's it, it's John Eldrege's journal... sort of. This book is not a how-to "walk with God better" book, but it's more of a free open view of one mans journey toward a deeper intimacy with Christ. And as we get to peek in to the authors life on the pages we discover and are drawn to the Answer to our spiritual questions.

Can we just talk with God? Will He respond to us? Can we actually hear Him? Does He walk with me? Yes! Ye
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John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated), and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather’s cattle ranch in eastern Ore ...more
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“I believe Christianity is at its core a gospel of life. I believe great breakthrough and healing are available. I believe we can prevent the thief from ransacking our lives if we will do as our Shepherd says. And when we can’t seem to find the healing or the breakthrough, when the thief does manage to pillage, I believe ours is a gospel of resurrection. Whatever loss may come, that is not the end of the story. Jesus came that we might have life.” 1 likes
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