I have read other Eldredge books and I have found all of them, including this one, to be excellent, timely, and very thought provoking. We are using this book and the workbook in our men's group as a group study.
I am a wife, mother and teacher and was very surprised by the author's views on what a boy needs to do to become the man God wants him to be. So much of what we as women do to young boys is exactly opposite of what they need to develop their truly masculine character. It is an excellent book, and is a must read for all mothers of sons and teachers who teach boys. It is a marvelous read and helps women to understand males in a totally different way. I gave a copy to my son, who is in his twenties, and he told me it was the best gift I could ever have given him. I think it would be a great book for youth pastors to introduce to the young people in their youth groups. I believe that if teachers read it and understood some of the characteristcs that boys need to develop to beome men, it would make school much more enjoyable for boys as well.
"The way of the Wild Heart" is really a RoadMap to life for every Man and Dad. John Eldridge called it just that! These days everyman better take the time to read books thatgive directions for the Christian walk, because the world is always giving directionsthat just get you lost and in a place younever wanted to go in the first place.
This book has continued to change my life and how I look at what's really going on day to day. I read it once and now I'm re-reading it while using the available journal/handbook to work through my own story. I highly recommend this to any man at any age who still wants to grow in his relationship with our Father.
As an Army Chaplain, I have the great responsibility to guide young soldiers through many areas of life. Using this book in our small group study has allowed my soldiers to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a man. This is an incredible resource