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Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face

John Eldredge

Top 10 Best Quotes

“You’re going to be okay. You’re going to find your way. You are not alone.”

“We reframe everything by one simple choice: I am accepting God’s invitation to become a man. From there we interpret jobs, money, relationships, flat tires, bad dates, even our play time as the context in which the boy is becoming a man. We take an active role, asking our Father to speak to us, speak to our identity, to validate us. We step into our fears and accept “hardship as discipline”

“Don’t picture yourselves as architects coming in with a complete blueprint, but rather as adventurers, trying to decipher a treasure map together.”

“The warrior learns to master the art of holding fast to dreams while accepting the rigors of becoming the kind of man who can be entrusted with those dreams;”

“Sartre felt that Hell is other people, but precisely the opposite is true. Hell is being left alone forever with no other reality than your own consciousness of yourself. It is being locked in a casket of your own internal chaos with no hope of a window, or door leading in light from outside to give you a moment's respite from yourself. Hell is the refusal of the gift of the other.”

“It takes courage to seek God, and courage to wait for His reply.”

“Every man is part boy and part man. God requires the man to step up and play the man; but to the boy he offers comfort and healing. Be kind to the boy inside. It is the man God is calling to face down the next lion, but the boy he treats with genuine kindness. Do the same—be kind to yourself, your fears, your feelings of inadequacy. Don’t despise the fact that places in you still feel young; shame never heals, never encourages, never makes whole. Give grace to those places that feel six or ten or even thirteen.”

“You were born into a savage war.”

“We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.”8”

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”2”

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Book Keywords:

isolation, patience, discipleship, community

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