Desire: The Journey We Must Take to Find the Life God Offers
Can we find a life filled with passion, without being overwhelmed by it?
In Desire, John Eldredge writes, "There is a secret set within each of our hearts. It is the desire for life as it was meant to be." Yet how do we uncover our desires and learn to decipher them? As Eldredge says, "We all share the same dilemma-we long for life and we're not sure where to find it. We w...more
I read this book while single, while going through some challenges at work with the certainty of the position I was posted in as temporary (hoping for permanency). I was in a new city, trying something different. I thought this book would help me. I was ...more
I read part of this book and then returned to it. I don't recall a whole lot about the first 3/4, but the last quarter of the book made it well worth it for me.
Eldredge talked a lot about desire and how God created us with a restless longing for him. I've spent a lot of my life shying away from desire, thinking it wrong, or wrong in an unmarried season of life, at least. Eldredge co ...more
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. –George Eliot
And I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. –U2
And so began this book. I loved the quotes that began each chapter, generally a mix of quotes from the Bible, various historical/religious figures, poets, playwrights, and popular music. (Other favorites from music ...more
We cannot live without the yearning, and yet the yearning sets us up for disappointment - sometimes deep and devastating disappointment
Do we reach for nothing life because our reaching opens us up to tragedy?
How long can we sustain desire against continual disappointment?
eternal life is primarily quality not duration
Christianity has nothing to say to ...more
منذ حوالى الشهر أو أكثر قليلاً كتبت على مدونتي:
"الكتابة عن أحلام الطفولة شئ صعب للغاية لأننى ببساطة لم أتجاوز كونى طفلا بعد!
هذه الحقيقة مريرة و رغم أنها تحمل لى الكثير من المرح فى بعض الأحيان إلا أنها تسبب لى متاعب التعامل مع حياة قاسية بغضاضة قلب الطفل...
حلمى الذى أشك أنه سيتحقق أن 'أعيش'!!
نعم، أريد أن أعيش و حسب، أن أستغرق فى التفاصيل و الألوان و النغمات و الكلمات و العلاقات ...
أن أستقبل الشمس صباحا بقلب مشرق و ذهن صاف
أن أتناول إفطارى من أشجار التوت البرية ف ...more
A good portion of the book's inspiration is drawn from the death of a good friend of the author and from that grief Eldredge dives into an exploration of the d ...more
In talking about desires, Eldredge discuss ...more
Self-help books are usually the bane of much Christian literature. Yet, few books come around that show themselves as not as self-help manuals but as honest, wisdom for the realities of being human. This is gloriously such a book. The author of "Beautiful Outlaw" again enumerates that the most challenging issues that involve with sanctification and maturity are issues that always related to humans being imaginative creatures that have the capacity to ...more
so why didnt i like it? well. it's the same book, more or less. i didnt think that The Sacred Romance needed a whole to talk abou ...more
To anyone who is tired of average, mediocre, ordinary, day to day life, this book is meant for you. If you have felt that being a Christian just means striving towards a moral existence, this book is for you. If you've ever though, "There must be more to life than the mundane," I recommend checking this out.
John Eldredge has a way of writing that keeps you interested, inspired, and gets you excited a ...more