The world-wide network of christian groups and churches are organizing military-style boot camps,
and retreats for "weekend 'warriors'".
These camps and retreats will encourage men to
fight an alleged emasculation of manhood, and
also encourages men to adopt "tough-guy" attitudes,
by watching films like Gladiator, Commando, etc.,
which will bring them closer to God.
The book "Wild At Heart", written by John Eldredge,
is one of the inspirations of these church-going
societies. The author says that "God made men to
Eldredge also says that christian men are bored,
and have become "Mr. Nice Guys", and that they
need to re-discover their passion, because their
missions are to fight wars, which is an adventure
to live, and a beauty to rescue.
On his website, http://www.ransomedheart.com
Eldredge says that this is what men long for,
because there is something passionate, fierce,
and wild in the hearts of men.....and that is
how men reflect the image of god.
John Eldredge, who was a part of the Los Angeles
drug crowd, before he found jesus and the church,
said he was amazed at the popularity of his book,
which was first published in 2001.
Eldredge, who organized the first Wild At Heart
retreat, and initiated the Platoon Leaders
Training program, says that the training will
inspire men to find and recover their masculine
The first Wild At Heart retreat has inspired other retreats, study groups, and military-style camps
by christian groups and churches worldwide; from Virginia, where the Immanuel Bible Church holds weekends for God's Warriors; to Kazakhstan.