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Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things. In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass. In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity. Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.
Camine con Dios atraviesa un año en la vida de John Eldredge, mostrando y enseñando cómo es una relación íntima con Dios día tras día.Dios anhela hablar. Es nuestro derecho y privilegio escuchar su voz. Todos nuestros anhelos más profundos pueden encontrar suficiente realización en compañía de Dios. No obstante, de algún modo, el descontento preponderante de la mayoría de cristianos es la falta de intimidad con Dios. Camine con Dios no es como cualquier otro libro que John ya ha escrito sino que atraviesa un año en su vida, mostrando y enseñando cómo puede ser una intimidad familiar con Dios. Enseña a los lectores a tomar decisiones alineadas con la voluntad de Dios, a entender las barreras y los "acuerdos" que los mantienen alejados de la vida que Dios desea que tengan, a librar las batallas espirituales para defender sus propios corazones y los de los demás, y mucho más. En última instancia, Camine con Dios muestra a los lectores que caminar íntimamente con Él puede ser parte normal de la vida cristiana.
Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the Beauty of the story. And yet?how many women do you know who ever find that life? Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. "Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
Every little girl has dreams of being rescued by the hero, of being swept away into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are taught to be tough, efficient, and independent. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, passionate lover, or capable home manager.What the Wild at Heart Field Manual did for men, the Captivating: A Guided Journal can do for women. By revealing the three distinctly female desires every woman shares, John and Stasi Eldredge invite participants to recover their feminine hearts, which may have suffered many wounds but were originally defined in the image of a passionate God.
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired and struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager.What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating will do for women. By revealing the core desires every woman shares- to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God.Join us as we journey into the deep mysteries of our feminine souls in order to recapture our hearts. Through the help of this Leader's Guide, you will lead your group as you embark together on a great adventure of coming alive as a woman . . . God's captivating woman.
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure and of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired and struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager.What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating will do for women. By revealing the core desires every woman shares- to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God.Join us as we journey into the deep mysteries of our feminine souls in order to recapture our hearts. Let this study guide accompany you through your great adventure of coming alive as a woman . . . God's captivating woman.
Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart. And yet-how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christen women add to the pressure. "Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live-the life she dreamed of as a little girl.The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
From the book jacket: Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager. What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating can do for women. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares-to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the secret of a woman's soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were created to offer. This excellent book for Christian women (and the men who love them) is intended for ladies who have finished highschool. Younger Christians will want to involve their parents when selecting this fine book.
Cada jovencita sueña con ser rescatada por un héroe, sueña con ser transportada a una gran aventura, sueña con ser la bella princesa. Tristemente, cuando las mujeres crecen, se les enseña a ser fuertes, eficientes e independientes. Muchas mujeres cristianas están cansadas de luchar con el peso de ser "una buena sierva", una proveedora de buena educación o un ama de casa ejemplar. Lo que Salvaje de corazón hizo en los hombres, Cautivante lo puede hacer en las mujeres. Este impactante libro le muestra a las lectoras el diseño glorioso de las mujeres antes de la Caída, describe cómo se puede sanar el corazón femenino y arroja luz sobre el poder y la belleza que una mujer debería tener. Al revelar los tres deseos principales que cada mujer lleva consigo: Un romance que compartir, una vida por la cual ser responsable y una belleza por resurgir-John y Stasi Eldredge invitan a las mujeres a recobrar esos corazones femeninos, creados a la imagen de un Dios apasionado. Debemos agregar que este libro animará a los hombres a descubrir el alma de la mujer y a deleitarse en la belleza y la fuerza que las mujeres por naturaleza pueden ofrecer.
Here is the perfect book for those ready to move beyond the daily grind to a life overflowing with adventure, beauty, and a God who loves us more passionately than we dared imagine. Far from promoting a "Carpe Diem" attitude adjustment, Dare to Desire is an invitation to a whole new life. But be warned - once you accept this invitation, you'll never see your world the same again.With brand new content as well as concepts from his three best-selling books (Sacred Romance, Journey of Desire, and Wild at Heart), John Eldredge takes readers on a majestic journey through the uncharted waters of the human heart. Combining powerful quotes, stunning photography, and the encouragement of an experienced trail guide, John Eldredge shows readers how to draw closer to a God who seeks to grant us our deepest desires.
Can we find a life filled with passion, without being overwhelmed by it? In Desire, John Eldredge writes, "There is a secret set within each of our hearts. It is the desire for life as it was meant to be." Yet how do we uncover our desires and learn to decipher them? As Eldredge says, "We all share the same dilemma--we long for life and we're not sure where to find it. We wonder if we ever do find it, can we make it last? . . . We must journey to find the life we prize. And the guide we have been given is the desire set deep within, the desire we often overlook or mistake for something else or even choose to ignore. The greatest human tragedy is to give up the search." Many good people have been told that the path to a holy life requires us to kill our hearts' desires. And call it sanctification. But in this re-release of one of Eldredge's most inspiring works, we discover that God is the author of our deepest desires. He has given us desire, and he loves to fulfill our hearts' desires. For as the Psalms declare, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" (37:4). God is calling to you through the desires of your heart. How you respond will set the course for the rest of your life. "[Desire] is a profound and winsome call to walk into the heart of God and hear Him sing to your soul about His love. In a world of frenzy and clamor about desire, we often miss the ache that lifts our face to look into His eyes. This book will stir your heart and invite you to know the one desire that captures all passion for His purpose. Drink in this work, and your life will not be the same."Dan Allender, Author, The Healing Path
Includes two books authored by John Eldredge: Sacred Romance and Desire.
"Above all else," Scripture urges, "guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life" -Proverbs 4:23But how? How do we follow this warning? How do we protect our hearts in this dangerous story in which we live?It all depends, says John Eldredge, on how you handle desire."How you handle your heart's desire is how you handle your heart. And how you handle desire also reeals what you think of God. We've been told to kill desire and call it sanctification. But there is another way."In this companion to the book Desire, Craig McConnell and John Eldredge show you the path to a deeper, more passionate, and more fulfilling walk with God by helping you recover and navigate the deep desires of your heart.Designed for personal use and for study groups, this guide will help you:Uncover the desires God has placed in your heart when he made you.Resurrect your heart from disappointment and unmet desire, so you can hope and dream again.Expose the impostors that cheat our desires and trap our hearts in addiction.Embrace desire as an act of faith.Walk with God in the journey of desire.
Hay una gloria en la vida, que la mayoría de las personas, incluyendo los creyentes, nunca ven. En este libro nuevo y revelador, John Eldredge presenta al corazón como el centro de la vida. Construyendo sobre estas verdades fundamentales, Eldredge muestra a los lectores por qué el verdadero cristianismo es un proceso de restauración.
Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we've arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven't a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you've ever loved--there's a reason they stirred your heart. They've been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young. There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.
Experience the Story that God is telling!In Epic, a retelling of the gospel in four acts, John Eldredge invites us to revisit the drama of life, viewing God not only as the author but also as the lead actor, exploring His motives and His heart. In Epic Study Guide, Eldredge examines the power of story, the universal longing for a "plot" that makes sense deep inside us, our desire for a meaningful role to play, our love of books and movies, and how all of this points us to the gospel itself.
There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters-all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before.But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers?John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage.Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood-not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us.Find that path and become the man God sees in you.
In the Fathered by God Small Group Video Series, John Eldredge presents the six stages a man goes through as he matures in life and faith, sharing insights and teaching on how each stage can be encouraged and supported by those around him.This companion participant's guide follows the DVD episodes, providing additional information and discussion questions designed to help your small group grow and bond with each other. Together you will forge companionship with God the Father while undergoing a transformation, releasing the fullness of life and the passion God designed you to live.
What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us -- the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is, and in FREE TO LIVE, he shows readers how they can be that free, though the healing work of Christ in their lives. It begins when we discover what the salvation of Jesus Christ means for our own restoration and find that holiness is an expression of the healing of our humanity.Here is a book that explores the beauty of the genuine goodness available to us in Jesus Christ, and guides the reader through the process whereby God makes us whole and holy by his love. Readers will be relieved. Utterly.
In his book Waking the Dead, best-selling author John Eldredge reveals that things are not what they seem; this is a world at war; and you have a crucial role to play. In this guidebook, Eldredge takes you even deeper into the hidden meanings of this world-giving you the courage to rise up and reclaim your heart as you fight for the hearts and souls of others.Packed with questions, stories, and discussion topics, you'll discover the glory of a heart fully alive through features such as:Big Ideas-thought-provoking concepts that will challenge you to grow daily and excel as a cherished child of God;Mythic Parables-classic stories from Scripture as well as fairy tales, old and new; andHeart Monitors-barometers for evaluating your own feelings, struggles, and passions.No matter what you've known so far, Eldredge insists, "There is more available with God. There is so much more."
Sometimes it seems we just can't get what we want. Circumstances thwart our best-laid plans. We struggle to live a heartfelt life. Worst of all, says Eldredge, the modern church mistakenly teaches its people to kill desire (calling it sin) and replace it with duty or obligation (calling it sanctification). As a result, at best Christians tend to live safe, boring lives of resignation. At worst, their desire eventually breaks out in destructive ways such as substance abuse, affairs, and pornography addictions. In The Journey of Desire, Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of.
Most contemporary Americans share the same dilemma: they long for purpose in life, but they're not sure how to find it . . . or even what it might look like if they did. Yet the little-known truth is that the secret of a person's true purpose is coded in the desires of his or her own heart. In The Journey of Desire--newly updated and revised for today's readers--John Eldredge takes seekers to the heart of their persistent longings and reveals a crucial truth: desire can lead them to the life they've dreamed of. Desire is the language of the heart, and by examining them in light of God's design for us Eldredge reveals how to discover the best route to an authentic and fulfilling life.
The Challenge Before You Is a Bold One: To Accept the Wild, Daring Adventure of Becoming a ManWe want to be self-sufficient. Find our own direction as we pursue our dreams. Know it all and never ask for help. Isn't this how most guys approach manhood? On our own, pretending we are doing better than we really are? But sooner or later the thrill of independence gets lost in the fog of isolation.It's time to take the pressure off. We were never meant to figure life out on our own.This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own. Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: "You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way."
A Place to Chart Your JourneyThis is your space. To chase dreams. Capture wisdom from other men. Create a battle plan. Even kill some lions.A place for you to explore the terrain of your own world and heart. God speaks in all sorts of creative and playful ways--if you're willing to listen. The excerpts inside from John Eldredge and Sam Eldredge, along with your own words, will serve as a reminder:You can face the lions in your life.You are going to find your way.You are not alone.
Get close to the heart of God.Understanding God's heart is the key to understanding life. For, it is his heart that designed redemption through Jesus. From his heart sprang the beauty of world, the wonder of the universe, the creativity of all humankind, and a specific love for you. His heart is the blueprint of all human hearts, and knowing his heart reveals the origin of goodness and bounty he endowed to us.In Knowing the Heart of God, 365 entries will take you closer to our vastly amazing and tenderly intimate God. You will encounter a daily installment of encouragement and insight, guidance and wisdom to:Understand the heart of God and your own heartDiscover the purpose of your heart's deep desiresUnravel the dynamics between parents and children, husbands and wivesFight the spiritual battle for your heartConnect intimately with the Father each dayAnd much, much moreGod longs for you to know his heart, to tap into his love and plans for you. He designed you to long for the same. Knowing the Heart of God will satisfy your hardwired need to know him and will take you?day by day?closer and closer to the God who loves you.
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