I am half way through this book and have jumped on the computer to order copies to share with my family and friends. Everyone should read this. This would be perfect for a high school bible club or youth group as well. It is a short book and easy to read, but it is so full of wisdom and truth.
Many people say that this book is an "essential read" and really helps people to understand God's story. I don't know if this is just me, but I found that I was so bored that I was not able to draw any information or meaning from this book. I was excited to read this book, but I was disappointed to find that there was poor theology in this book. I also found that John Eldredge made too many references to his favorite books and movies which got old too fast and, unless you are familiar with these books and movies, were difficult to connect to the content of the book. This book was a complete waste of my time.
This little book crystallizes God's story for us in a way that is fascinating and fast moving. I have given many copies away to help others understand that we are part of this great story as a Christ-follower, a child of the King!
John Edredge's use of myth, stories, movies, etc. brings a wonderful message of God's amazing love for his creation. John's writing and ministry of encouragement is so needed in the church today. His writing has sparked a new energy in my walk with Jesus and a stronger desire to see the broken hearted healed and the captives set free! Waking the Dead was my introduction to John's writing. Keep writing brother and God Bless.