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

  • Title: Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive
  • Author: John Eldredge
  • ISBN: 9780785265535
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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. 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 li [...]

    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 [...]

    3. Book Review: Waking the Dead by John Eldredge"Waking the Dead" is a title that grabs your attention. It's even more 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 [...]

    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 more, "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 want [...]

    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 bon [...]

    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 Chris [...]

    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 b [...]

    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 t [...]

    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 [...]

    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 su [...]

    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 more profoundly now.While reading this book, some things in my life made sense for the first time. Not only did they make sense, Jesus [...]

    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 per [...]

    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 moreat 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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