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October 29, 2010 / compassioninpolitics

Quotes from “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge

Here are some interesting quotes from “Wild at Heart” As an FYI: I don’t necessarily agree with all of the ideas and sentiments.

“One of the things he was NEVER NEVER allowed to do, the most exciting of them all, was to go out through the garden gate all by himself and explore the world beyond.”
Ronald Dahl, The Minipins

“Deep in man’s heart are some fundamental questions that simply cannot be answered at the kitchen table. Who am I? What am I made of? What am I destined for? It is fear that keeps a man at home where things are neat and orderly and under his control. But the answers to his deepest questions are not to be found on television or in the refrigerator.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“Don’t climb on that, don’t break anything, don’t be so aggressive, don’t be so noisy, don’t be so messy, don’t make such crazy risks. But God’s design–which he placed in boys as the picture of himself–is a resounding yes. Be fierce, be wild, be passionate.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“The recipe for fun is pretty simple raising boys: add to any activity an element of danger, stir in a little exploration, add a dash of destruction, and you’ve got yourself a winner. The way they ski is a perfect example. Get to the top of the highest run, point your skis straight downhill and go, the faster the better. And this doesn’t end with age; the stakes simply get higher.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“Music, win, poetry, sunsets…those were his inventions, not ours. We simply discovered what he had already thought of. Lovers and honeymooners choose places like Hawaii, the Bahamas, or Tuscany as a backdrop for their olve. But whose idea was Hawaii, the Bahamas, and Tuscany?”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“Masculinity is an essence that is hard to articulate but that a boy naturally craves as he craves food and water.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“Yes, a man is a dangerous thing. So is a scalpel.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“A man needs a battle to fight; he needs a place for the warrior in him to come alive and be honored, trained, seasoned. If we can reawaken that fierce quality in a man, hook it up to a higher purpose, release the warrior within, then the boy can grow up and become truly masculine.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“We need to know who we are and if we have what it takes. What do we do now with the ultimate question? Where do we go to find an answer? In order to help you find the answer to The Question, let me as you another: What have you done with your question? Where have you taken in? You see. a man’s core question does not go away.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“God requires a new set of question: What are you trying to teach me here? What issues in my heart are you trying to raise through this? What is it you want me to see? What are you asking me to let go of?”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“Yes. True strength does not come out of bravado. Until we are broken, our life will be self-centered, self-reliant; our strength will be our own.”
John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

“The spiritual life begins with the acceptance of our wounded self.”
Brandon Manning

“A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on himself. He himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.”
CS Lewis

To read more about “Wild at Heart” you can read more on Google books. You can also read more from John Eldredge at Ransomed Heart Ministries.

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