Thursday, February 19, 2009

You should read this book...


Have you ever read a book that truly impacts your life at the core? I am talking one of those mountain moving, yes now I understand kind of impacts? Wild at Heart is a book like that for me and many other men I know.

Several months ago I was sitting in an airport and I noticed a man sitting across from me reading a Bible. He looked familiar but I was not sure. It did not take long before he walked over to me and said, “Hey David!”

I then recognized him fully and told him that he just looked so different I had missed him at first. Funny how just having a Bible in his hand had somehow made me not connect this man of the present with the man I knew in the past. Within moments Mike was telling me about his life and the changes he had made over the last few years. He had fully committed to Christ, changed jobs to spend more time with the family outdoors, lost weight, and was working hard to be a better husband as well as a better dad. Wow! This was not the Mike I knew years earlier.

My next question of course was, “What lit you up like this to make so many changes?” Within moments he was telling me about “this book” he had read. I asked, “Let me guess, Wild at Heart?” The look on his face was priceless. I can’t tell you the number of men that I have met in the last few years that have told me how this little book change their lives to heal wounds of childhood and provide direction as fathers. If you are a man and especially if you are raising a boy I highly recommend it.

What about you?

Have you read this book? Did it impact you?

Is there another mountain mover book that you would recommend to men?

I would love to hear from you.

2 comments:

  1. Haven't yet read "Wild @ Heart", but I do have "You Have What it Takes" by the same author. Very inspirational.

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  2. I enjoyed reading Wild at Heart even though I'm a woman... it really helps us girls know how to encourage our men... Another book I would highly recommend for men is called The Barbarian Way--by Erwin McManus. It's like Wild at Heart on steroids in a much smaller, quicker read...

    A good one for women (in case you want to tell you wife) is Captivating. It's written by the same writer as Wild at Heart and his wife. It'll change her life they way Wild at Heart changed yours...

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