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|Title: Wild Awakening: How a Raging Grizzly Healed My Wounded Heart|
By: Greg J. Matthews
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW194539
Greg Matthews was the ultimate poster-boy for masculinity. Avid hunter and outdoorsman, Air Force and civilian firefighter, EMT, rescue helicopter pilot, fugitive recovery agent, Ground Zero volunteer and more, Greg had spent his whole life striving to serve others but for all the wrong reasons. After his parents divorce when he was young, Greg believed deep down that the only way he could be loved and valued—by his father, by his family, and by God—was if he earned it through daring, high-stakes, high-risk—what society commonly refers to as "manly"—achievements.
But everything changed when an idyllic hunting trip through the backwoods of Alaska turned into a harrowing fight for his life. Greg was attacked by a grizzly bear—but the gruesome, nearly fatal conflict offered an unexpected encounter with God. Gregs eyes, and more importantly, his heart, were finally opened to the lie that hed internalized as a child: that his dangerously high-risk achievements were the sole signifiers of his worth. The road to recovery was long and painful, but it forced Greg to come face-to-face with the long-held view of manhood he had absorbed as his own identity. The relentless grizzly uncovered something in Gregs heart: that he was being pursued by an equally persistent God, who loved him unconditionally.
A gripping tale of survival and a rebuttal to outmoded notions about masculinity, Wild Awakening offers an alternative way of living in the world, allowing them to finally see their value in Gods eyes.
James Lund is an award-winning collaborator, editor, and author who enjoys helping people develop their voice and message. He is a publishing veteran who has worked with bestselling authors, public figures, and leaders including Max Lucado, George Foreman, Tim Brown, Kathy Ireland, Jim Caviezel, and others. Three of his projects have earned the ECPA Gold Medallion Award. He lives with his wife, Angela, and children in Central Oregon, where he enjoys hiking, rafting, softball, and performing music with friends.
"The attack was suddenand horrific. Survival seemed impossible. Greg Matthews not only lived to tell this incredible story, he discovered what it means to really be a man. Dont miss this inspiring read!"
"Greg Matthews is a real man and Wild Awakening is a great read. It is for men who like adventure and want to be all they can be for their country, family, friends, and God. I encourage all men to follow Gregs example. Buy and read this book. It will make you a better man."
"Greg J. Matthews story of survival after an encounter with a ferocious Grizzly is harrowing, powerful and inspiring. Gregs storytelling is enthralling and his vulnerability is deeply moving. Wild Awakening is a gripping read and will help you lead a life of greater purpose."
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