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The Journey of Desire

I bought this book two years ago from one of the popular bookstore in here in the Philippines. I read a few chapters of this book before i put it down in favor of another book.

Last week, browsing through the books i have looking for something to read, i picked this book. I knew i haven't gone through reading this book.

As i read the first few chapters, it felt different compared with before. The contents seem real now. After having gone through a very challenging (a very tough one) life last year (2007) in all aspects of life, the contents of the book become more personal.

I learned that reading books also requires readiness to be able to understand its message. Maybe i wasn't ripe enough to read this book before and now i am.

The Journey of Desire
Searching for the Life We've Only Dreamed of

Book Description
Sometimes it seems we just can't get what we want. Circumstances thwart our best-laid plans. We struggle to live a heartfelt life. Worst of all, says Eldredge, the modern church mistakenly teaches its people to kill desire (calling it sin) and replace it with duty or obligation (calling it sanctification). As a result, at best Christians tend to live safe, boring lives of resignation. At worst, their desire eventually breaks out in destructive ways such as substance abuse, affairs, and pornography addictions. In The Journey of Desire, Eldredge invites readers to rediscover God-given desire and to search again for the life they once dreamed of.

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