Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive

Waking the Dead The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive There is a glory to life that most people including believers never see In this insightful new book John Eldredge presents the heart as central to life Not only is the heart essential the heart God h

There is a glory to life that most people including believers never see In this insightful new book, John Eldredge presents the heart as central to life Not only is the heart essential the heart God has ransomed is also good Building on these foundational truths, Eldredge shows readers why real Christianity is a process of restoration, where the broken parts of our heaThere is a glory to life that most people including believers never see In this insightful new book, John Eldredge presents the heart as central to life Not only is the heart essential the heart God has ransomed is also good Building on these foundational truths, Eldredge shows readers why real Christianity is a process of restoration, where the broken parts of our hearts are mended and the captive parts are set free.Waking the Dead leads listeners to understand how to live from the heart, care for their heart like the treasures of the kingdom, and give from fullness instead of emptiness This message also shows how living from the heart can energize people to love God and others in a way they ve never experienced, revealing to them life s purpose fighting for the hearts of others.

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  1. John Eldredge is an author you probably figured that out , a counselor, and teacher He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles which he hated , and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather s cattle ranch in eastern Oregon which he loved John met his wife Stasi in high school in drama class But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly, and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.John earned his master s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000 John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons Samuel, Blaine and Luke , their golden retriever Oban , and two horses Whistle and Kokolo While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person He loves the outdoors passionately, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much to name He also uses the expression far out way too much.

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  1. Recognizing Goodness A Review of Eldredge s Waking the DeadSomething happened with children of my generation people some call Generation X and those kids that followed mine Somehow, through no one s intention or desire, we became people who were taught both that self esteem was absolutely essential for help AND that we are not really worth that much in the scheme of things Somehow, when we started teaching kids that they were valuable and worthy and then started allowing them to act like any way [...]

  2. This book spoke to me It was like the words were jumping off the page as I read Everything made sense Waking the Dead will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the book that helped me find my feet again when I had been down and who knows where for a long time Nothing made sense, I was reluctantly giving up my faith, desperate for something to cling on to Then I found this book on a friend s bookshelf my interest was piqued by the title I read the intro and knew I had to read the [...]

  3. Book Review Waking the Dead by John Eldredge Waking the Dead is a title that grabs your attention It s even of an eye opener when you realize the author is not talking about the unsaved who have not yet found Christ He s talking about us Christians How can this be you may wonder Even though we have Christ in us, all too often we re swallowed up by the events of our day to day lives so that to a large degree we re oblivious to spiritual reality So much so that Christ, in his love for us, may fee [...]

  4. This was a God book It was pretty clever The author uses a lot of literary and movie examples to make his points and that s kinda neat, so instead of it being all, hey we should be like David and slay giants and pray and write songs the author is , hey remember the part in the Matrix where Neo

  5. An excellent book, this author is new to me and I will certainly continue on with his books Very insightful and not preachy which I love.

  6. The good insights are buried in a continuously meandering style John Eldredge tends to ramble, and with so many analogies, I think he sometimes forgets to return to his thesis The thesis itself is a mixed bag man s heart created good I found a couple of his points questionable our parents taught us lies about our hearts , but some of his insights were really outstanding chapter 11 Fellowships of the Heart was a gem In this book are hidden snippets of his life story, and I kept wanting of them, [...]

  7. This book makes you feel like your veins are filled with sunshine, and that every thought your brain has blossoms like huge white flowers John Eldredge uses references from movies, quotes from book, and a fresh perspective to show his reader that the only way we can feel like we re living a worthwhile life is recognize that by being one with God, we have pure and precious hearts But Eldredge doesn t merely say Jesus loves you, he pries away the cover of that, and allows you climb into the bones [...]

  8. This book is about the heart it connects with the heart John Eldredge is a master of telling stories and this book is proof Countless personal stories pictures from epic tales litter this book and add to its truth an emotional connection that moves the heart The core truth and theme of this book is that the heart is good and needs to be set free guarded Moreover, we are at war and our heart is the goal He attacks the false doctrine that we are wicked after receiving Christ and desires to set fre [...]

  9. 4.5 stars Good book.I read one of his other books, Wild at Heart, with a small group of guys in my freshman year of college In retrospect, I don t think all of my friends understood the purpose of that book They d dress up in armor and beat on each other It s unfair but true, my friends at the time gave me a negative sense of that book and the author.Now, years later, I finally get around to reading Waking the Dead and I m pleased This book is engaging and full of good wisdom If you re a believe [...]

  10. Excellent work John Eldredge is a gifted writer He had a way of putting my secret thoughts on paper, in a way that made me say, Hey, that s just how I felt This is a must read for Christians in particular, because he deals with our core issues our heart and the relationship we need to have with the Creator One aspect that stood out to me in the book was that everyone has a part to play Each of us can contribute something And each one of us can be used of God The book brought to life the whole of [...]

  11. It was a good book He speaks full of emotion and pursuing that desire for every believer to be intimately connected with God His examples definitely incite that passion within readers, but seem less likely to be sustainable as a life practice He speaks of the heart being primarily good, and I just don t agree with that being expressed in scripture and since that was a main principle throughout the book it took me awhile to get past his vocabulary to recognize what was true I suppose I would reco [...]

  12. I started this book about three years ago and skipped around and kept putting it downobably because it was hitting too close to home.We all have broken places in our hearts that need healing and this book explained why healing my heart matters not only to me, but to everyone in my family, church and beyond and how to get there The journey is painful but simple and as a result of reading this book I am leaping over pitfalls in my life that used to trip me up every time.

  13. I am not a fan of this author This is one of his better books I read it through in college, and I am thinking about skimming it again someday The final chapters are an intricately written example prayer.

  14. This book changed my husband and I s lives I saw a 180 degree heart change in him after he read this He lost his father at a young age, and Jesus healed his heart from that loss through this words of this book.

  15. This is such an impactful book about the importance of our hearts and our capacity to live fully alive in Christ, what we were truly made to be Eldredge forms the message with such personal vulnerability and passion, and appeals effectively to that very heart in us through analogies of familiar stories in our culture.I ve always appreciated the Eldredges tackling of warfare through lies that the enemy has whispered into our beliefs from childhood and how they have deadened our hearts, truly such [...]

  16. This book had so many lightbulb moments for me It s pretty rare that I read a book and have so many clicks going off Reading this book required me to examine how we see ourselves as followers of Christ, especially how we view our hearts The theme is Things are not what they seem We are at war , and while I had realized this to an extent, I realize it much profoundly now.While reading this book, some things in my life made sense for the first time Not only did they make sense, Jesus brought heal [...]

  17. Wise words, but nothing stood out strongly enough to make this a notable book for me Much of what i liked in this book has been said better by others I was also a little uncomfortable with his approach to spiritual warfare, which verged on recognizing demon possession and casting demons out Not that he explicitly endorses demon possession, which he does briefly say he does not believe, some readers may get the wrong idea when he speaks about battling evil angels, that may be harassing a person, [...]

  18. I think I need to reread this book I didn t agree with the part about my heart being good after all, the heart is deceitful above all else he never says anything about my heart being healed after salvation that I can recall I d buy into that at being said, I loved the sections on spiritual warfare fighting for your heart and defining church like the NT doing life together in a tight knit group , instead of just a place we go on Sunday morning very thought provoking read.

  19. Eldredge has a gift in relaying the transformative news of being made new in Jesus Concepts such as having good hearts and guarding our hearts at all costs not just for us, but for the sake of others and God so that we may overflow truly being ourselves in fullness, were superbly communicated This is a book I will periodically revisit because these concepts are vital to living a full life the life originally intended.

  20. Scripture tells us to guard our hearts above all else We also read that man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart This book is an encouraging tool to help us examine ourselves and to see our redeemed heart as an asset to our relationship with God, our relationship with others, and the fulfillment of God s calling on our lives.

  21. You always know what you re going to get with a John Eldredge book You ll get some movie or book quotes, a lot of scripture and straight shooting, no bs advice on how to walk out this crazy journey called Christianity Another great book that I m sure I ll be revisiting in the future.

  22. It was a fun read Bringing many other stories that I love into the book was enjoyable But for many of the claims that were made, I can t say they are grounded in scripture So a fun read, yes a groundbreaking life changing book No.

  23. This is not my first John Eldredge book and it certainly won t be my last This was the perfect book for what was occurring in my life this year More to come

  24. Read this with my bookclub and we really enjoyed it Profound and insightful John Eldredge is such a good writer

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