In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge provides readers with a new view of what it means to be masculine. He argues that most men are not living out their true nature simply because they have been misled about what this nature actually is. According to Eldredge, every man has a “wild heart” which longs for adventure, beauty, and love. Unfortunately many modern men have buried this wildness under years of domestication and conditioning. Eldredge encourages men to rediscover their hearts by providing them with tools for reclaiming the masculine qualities that have been lost along the way. He shows how these qualities-including strength, courage, and mastery-can be used in everyday life to create an authentic relationship with oneself as well as others. Ultimately Wild at Heart offers hope for those who are searching for more meaning in their lives.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for any man interested in recapturing his authentic masculine nature. Eldredge provides a wealth of information on what this means and how to go about achieving it. He also offers hope for those who may feel lost or disconnected from their lives.
- Encourages men to tap into their “wild heart”
- Shows how the masculine qualities can be used in everyday life
- Offers hope for those who are searching
- The author’s assertions are based on his personal experiences and may not hold true for everyone.
- The book may be too “New Age” or spiritual for some readers.
- Some of the ideas presented in the book could be considered controversial, such as embracing aggression and violence.
Learn more about the author
John Eldredge is an author, counselor, and teacher who has devoted his life to helping others find their way back to God. He is the co-founder of Ransomed Heart Ministries with his wife Stacey, where he serves as president. John and Stacy have four sons and make their home in Colorado.
“Wild at Heart was an eye-opening book for me. I’m a woman who has been married to my husband for almost 20 years and have always felt like something was missing from our relationship, though I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. After reading this book, it all made sense! Eldredge offers hope and encouragement for both men and women alike as they journey through life together.”
“This book is a must read for any man who wants to understand himself and live a more authentic life.”
“This book is fantastic! It’s one of the best I’ve read in a while. Eldredge has a way of explaining things that makes you see why this stuff matters.”
“This is an excellent read for any man who wants to better understand his innermost desires and motivations. Eldredge does a great job of delving into the nature of masculinity and helping men connect with their ‘wild hearts.’ I would definitely recommend this book to anyone on the journey toward personal growth.”