Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

  • Every man needs:

    • A Battle to Fight

    • An Adventure to Live

    • A Beauty to Rescue

  • “A man does not go to a woman to get his strength; he goes to her to offer it. You do not need the woman for you to become a great man, and as a great man you do not need the woman.” (117)
  • To restore your heart:

    • Surrender

    • Grieve

    • Let God Love usForgive

  • Painting: My Bunkie by Schreyvogel
  • Notes for being a father:

    • “I am astounded what young women will offer when they are famished for the love and affirmation they have never had from their fathers.“ (148)

    • A girl needs to know from her father that she is beautiful and worth fighting for

  • “A man’s addictions are the result of his refusing his strength.” (151)
  • “‘Where am I deriving my sense of strength and power from?’ is a good question to ask yourself often (152)
  • “It is the image of God reflected in you that so enrages hell; it is this at which the demons hurl their mightiest weapons.” - William Gurnall (155)
  • because marriage is so good and holy, of course the Devil hates it and will throw everything he has against it (163)
  • description of the beauty of sexuality (187)
  • “The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice” - RAF pilot (195)
  • vocation: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (202)

    • his story of vocation (leaving a comfortable job and charting out into the unknown) 203

  • “How is God’s department. He is asking you what.” (208) —> God will provide if we faithfully answer the call to his what
  • “mystery is essential to adventure” (210)