Friday, November 04, 2005

Wild boys?
Been lent a copy of "Wild at Heart" by John Eldridge, as others have been talking about it so I thought I'd check it out.

Not really the kind of thing I usually read, and frankly I found it a bit wierd.
Good: tackles a tough issue of masculinity, says some good things in the middle/end about identity, fathers and being who God made us to be
Bad: The emphasis on being a "macho" man, to be a man means outdoor pursuits, teaching you child to hit the bullies back etc. Also reading cultural definitions back into Scripture.
I nearly gave up after the first chapter which I found to be dreadful! But it got better towards the end.
But not something I'd recommend!
Anyone else read it?

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