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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
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“I wasn't mean; I wasn't evil. I was nice. And let me tell you, a hesitant man is the last thing in the world a woman needs. She needs a lover and a warrior, not a Really Nice Guy.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
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“And after years of hearing the heart-cry of women, I am convinced beyond a doubt of this: God wants to be loved. He wants to be a priority to someone. How could we have missed this? From cover to cover, from beginning to end, the cry of God's heart is, "Why won't you choose Me?" It is amazing to me how humble, how vulnerable God is on this point. "You will . . . find me," says the Lord, "when you seek me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13). In other words, "Look for me, pursue me -- I want you to pursue me." Amazing. As Tozer says, "God waits to be wanted.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“In the case of our fair maiden, we have overlooked two very crucial aspects to that myth. On the one hand, none of us ever really believed the sorcerer was real. We thought we could have the maiden without a fight. Honestly, most of us guys thought our biggest battle was asking her out. And second, we have not understood the tower and its relationship to her wound; the damsel is in distress. If masculinity has come under assault, femininity has been brutalized. Eve is the crown of creation, remember? She embodies the exquisite beauty and the exotic mystery of God in a way that nothing else in all creation even comes close to. And so she is the special target of the Evil One; he turns his most vicious malice against her. If he can destroy her or keep her captive, he can ruin the story.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“You can't fight a battle you don't think exists.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“A man needs a much bigger orbit than a woman. He needs a mission, a life purpose, and he needs to know his name. Only then is he fit for a woman, for only then does he have something to invite her into.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Eve is a life giver; she is Adam's ally. It is to both of them that the charter for adventure is given. It will take both of them to sustain life. And they will both need to fight together.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“The most dangerous man on earth is the man who has reckoned with his own death. All men die; few men ever really live.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Josh. 1:6–7, 9)”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“God’s relationship with us and with our world is just that: a relationship. As with every relationship, there’s a certain amount of unpredictability, and the ever-present likelihood that you’ll get hurt. The ultimate risk anyone ever takes is to love, for as C. S. Lewis says, “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.” But God does give it, again and again and again, until he is literally bleeding from it all. God’s willingness to risk is just astounding—far beyond what any of us would do were we in his position.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“He created Adam for adventure, battle and beauty; he created us for a unique place in his story and he is committed to bringing us back to the original design.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“The word Christ uses for “life” is the word psyche—the word for our soul, our inner self, our heart. He says that the things we do to save our psyche, our self, those plans to save and protect our inner life—those are the things that will actually destroy us.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“A soldier surrounded by enemies, if he is to cut his way out, needs to combine a strong desire for living with a strange carelessness about dying. He must not merely cling to life, for then he will be a coward, and will not escape. He must not merely wait for death, for then he will be a suicide, and will not escape. He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it; he must desire life like water and yet drink death like wine.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“If we would endeavor, like men of courage, to stand in the battle, surely we would feel the favorable assistance of God from Heaven. For he who giveth us occasion to fight, to the end we may get the victory, is ready to succor those that fight manfully, and do trust in his grace. —THOMAS À KEMPIS”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“We are but warriors for the working-day; Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirch’d With rainy marching in the painful field . . . But, by the mass, our hearts are in the trim. —HENRY V”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. —ALBERT SCHWEITZER”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“All men die; few men ever really live.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Our whole journey into authentic masculinity centers around those cool-of-the-day talks with God. Simple questions change hassles to adventures; the events of our lives become opportunities for initiation.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Life is a hypocrite if I can’t live The way it moves me!”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“Every man is a warrior inside. But the choice to fight is his own.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
“There is something else I am after, out here in the wild. I am searching for an even more elusive prey . . . something that can only be found through the help of wilderness. I am looking for my heart.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

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