John Eldredge Best Quotes

John Eldredge was an American actor from San Francisco. He was the younger brother of character actor George Eldredge. Born August 30, 1904, John Eldgredge was the son of a clergyman who made a speciality of dramatics at University. Enjoy John Eldredge’s best quotes below.

John Eldredge
“It was men who stopped slavery. It was men who ran up the stairs in the Twin Towers to rescue people. It was men who gave up their seats on the lifeboats of the Titanic. Men are made to take risks and live passionately on behalf of others.”
“The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.”
“Where a man’s strength and courage is tested most is in the way that he treats women – the way that he loves.”
“What strikes me about Jesus is that he is a remarkably true person; he never changes his personality to fit in with whatever crowd he finds himself. He is simply himself, and he never plays to his audience.”
“Falling in love with God is the most important thing a person can do.”
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself, ‘What makes me come alive?’ Because what the world – a wife, a child – needs is men who have come alive.”
“I’m married. I have three children. I have a mortgage to pay. The plumbing breaks and the yard needs trimming. However, what my wife and children need most from me is my passion for them.”
“Most Christians are still living with an Old Testament view of their heart. Jeremiah 17:9 says, ‘My heart is deceitfully wicked.’ No, it’s not. Not after the work of Christ, because the promise of the new covenant is a new heart.”
“Christianity has basically communicated to men that the reason God put you on this Earth is to be a good boy. Mind your manners, be a nice guy. That’s soul killing!”
“It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman.”
“Most of us live in a fog. It’s like life is a movie we arrived to 20 minutes late. You know something important seems to be going on. But we can’t figure out the story. We don’t know what part we’re supposed to play or what the plot is.”
“When a woman forsakes her vulnerability because she’s been hurt or because she lives in a dangerous world or doesn’t want to be used, she loses something essential about being a woman.”
“We don’t live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad.”
“Just like sunshine affects others, when the life of Jesus invades your life, you become a loving person. The effect on others is amazing.”
“Reading the Gospels, without the personality of Jesus, is like watching television with the sound turned off.”
“Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men.”
“We’ve made elevator music of Jesus Christ. We’ve made Him the most boring, bland, blah person; and He was the most revolutionary man.”
“A woman wants to be romanced. She wants to be an essential part of a great adventure; she wants a beauty to unveil. That is what little girls play at, and those are the movies women love and the stories that they love.”
“Men want a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. That is what is written in their hearts. That is what little boys play at. That is what men’s movies are about. You just see it. It is undeniable.”
“The scripture is filled with examples of genuine masculinity; you could mine David’s story for probably a year by itself. And we have to get the masculinity of Jesus back. Not the pale-faced altar boy, but the man that made a weapon and cleared the temple, who boldly cast out demons and calmed the raging sea.”
“To be in theater you have to be a kind of psychologist, for you’re always trying to understand character and motives.”
“If only Jesus’ followers shared his personality. That one shift alone would correct so many of the ridiculous and horrifying things that pass for popular Christianity.”
“I don’t write anything that I haven’t lived. In terms of integrity, you have to write what you live. And if you write beyond what you live, it is theory. And theory is not helpful. It is just not.”
“The more that you come to know Jesus for who He really is, loving Him is not a problem.”
“You get guys around a campfire, and they start telling their stories. That’s the fellowship that they want to be in.”

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