John Eldredge offers an inside look into the conversations between father and son, answering questions and sharing lessons about love, money, work, God, and life.
Who came up with the notion that the day you graduate from college you are a fully developed adult stepping into a wonderful and fully developed life? It’s madness. Life just doesn’t follow a clean, clear linear path. More important, people don’t. Killing Lions is an exploration, by father and son, of the questions young men face coming into manhood—questions that continue to haunt many men well into middle age.
Whatever else might be going on in his life, every young man is in the workshop of God, in the training of becoming a man. This is his Great Mission, the deeper stream, the far more important work than career. He has a few lions to kill before he will know he has become a man and that God can entrust him with dreams coming true.
In the summer of 2012, Samuel Eldredge was one year out of college and about to ask a girl to marry him. He turned to his dad for counsel, and what unfolded over several months was a series of conversations about love, money, work, God, and life that became the passion for Killing Lions. In the middle of those conversations, John asked Sam, “How many of your peers have anyone they can ask these questions?” Sam answered, “I don’t know any. No one.”
Killing Lions is the dialog between a young man trying to find his life’s direction and an older man offering wisdom and insight on the timeless issues of the journey toward adulthood. Every man, young or not, can benefit from the life lessons John Eldredge has passed on to his son.