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 men who have come alive.
– Howard Thurman
Over two decades ago through his book Wild at Heart, John Eldredge offered men the central thing they were missing:
Permission to recover what God meant when he created masculinity. Permission to recover a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and the courage to fight for beauty with integrity and sacrifice. Permission for us to recover our hearts, as men.
The promise was this: through taking this masculine journey, we would be able in time to bring ourselves as whole-hearted men to the world and to our world.
Thoreau’s words from his seminal work Walden are so often quoted because they ring true: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Yet through the message and mission of Wild at Heart, that desperation has evaporated in hundreds of thousands of men and in its place has been sown a recovered strength and union with God.
As a result, a quiet and unshakable revolution is at hand. It’s a revolution of the human heart. Its epicenter is the restoration of men. And from there, communities, marriages, families, and kingdoms around the globe are being healed.
And we’re just getting started.
Friends, join John and me as we unpack the story of Wild at Heart, a story more than 25 years in the making. We reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Know this: where we are going will only happen if we lock shields and recover our hearts, together.
So join us. Dream with us. Grow with us. And act with us to participate with God in rescuing and restoring the next generation.
“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 men who have come alive.”
For the Kingdom,