Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldredge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has changed my life. The underlying theme and goal of Eldridge is for us to 'think' with our hearts. The heart is the central engine of our lives as human beings. It's the part of all humans the enemy attacks first and then continues to on a consistent basis. Eldridge backs up his theories with quotes from the bible and paragraphs from sources such as: G.K. Chesterton, A.W. Tozer, William Gurnall, George Herbert, George MacDonald and many more. It makes for a more appealing read.
As well as a book it is also a guide/step-by-step on how to guard your heart, heal hurts that keep you back and how to let more of God in. God wants us to have so much fullness! He has so much to fill our hearts with. Yet we are unable to receive because our hearts are covered with 'scars' such as people-hurts, disappointment, lies we believe about ourselves etc.
There is also a rather all encompassing prayer you can pray everyday (quite long though!). I shall probably keep this one on hand to reference back to.