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.