The Journey of Desire: Searching for the Life You've Always Dreamed Of
Most contemporary Americans share the same dilemma: they long for purpose in life, but they’re not sure how to find it . . . or even what it might look like if they did. Yet the little-known truth is that the secret of a person’s true purpose is coded in the desires of his or her own heart.
In The Journey of Desire—newly updated and revised for today’s readers—John Eldredge...more
Alexandria If you’re going to give a book one star, maybe include at least one reason why. You’re just talking about yourself here.
Thank you mom!
IM SO GLAD THIS LADY FELT IT WAS HER RIGHT TO SEND ME A POST OF WHAT TO DO & TOOK TIME OUT OF HER DAY TO TELL ME.
Since when are we not allowed to talk about ourself or how things make us feel?
I've had this book for years... Needless to say I believe people break away from church because we are made to fear God plain ...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
Some chapters were a little fuzzy and repetitive, yet other parts were a 100% reflection of my thinking, or where I've been, or where I'm going. An example of the later from chapter 3, Dare we Desire?
Christianity is often presented as essentially the transfer of a body of knowledge. We learn about wh
I'm simply the wrong audience for the book. As a non-Christian, I don't suffer from lack of desire. My whole heart is open to the beauty of the world ever day, and I've never felt that it was wrong. He also writes for an audience who has spent their life reading Christian literature, so many of his references went over my head. Finally, when he talked about wome ...more
I enjoyed this book but its rather uneven. Eldridge tries almost too hard to avoid how-to's, making his message muddled at times. But regardless of that, he beings a useful and refreshing perspective to the questions of passions and desire in the context of Christian discipleship: stating that passion and desire are at the heart of true discipleship.