Jamie M returns this week to co-lead with Savannah S the weekly discussion on John Eldredge’s book Wild at Heart. Chapter 8’s A BATTLE TO FIGHT: THE ENEMY will continue the very fruitful discussion that happens weekly as we gather to read together, fellowship and share ideas. Despite being on the 8th chapter, many have been able to jump in/out of the weekly discussion as their schedule allows. So, if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to come and catch up. The chapter/book can be found in a free PDF version here and there are spare copies that circulate the room. The fun begins promptly at 7:00pm at 201 McSwain Drive, Greenville 29615.
Whether male or female “Wild at Heart” holds something for all. Although the book is primarily intended for a male audience, it also strives to help women understand the implications of authentic masculinity in their relationships with men.
From the back cover: “In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.” Eldredge claims that men are bored; they fear risk, they refuse to pay attention to their deepest desires. He challenges Christian men to return to what he characterizes as authentic masculinity without resorting to a “macho man” mentality. Men often seek validation in venues such as work, or in the conquest of women, Eldredge observes. He urges men to take time out and come to grips with the “secret longings” of their hearts.