Christian Authors and Mexican Drug Cartels

Apparently John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart, is being used by some Mexican drug cartel’s to indoctrinate their members and motivate them for their dastardly exploits.  It is a sad indictment when your writings can be used for gang warfare or pseudo-religious motivation.  Such is the result when one focuses on false machismo rather than the Bible.

I think Eldredge’s intention’s were well-meaning but misguided.  When perused this book (it required little more than a quick read) I felt it emphasized personal adventure and following one’s own “desires.”  Wild at Heart never gave a clear definition of the gospel or what it means to be a man of God.  If one’s presuppositions were to live a life of service to God, then this book might encourage you to risk your life for the cause of Christ but, if you are not a believer, this book might facilitate a pursuit of false masculinity that is accomplished by violence.

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