This book may be a little difficult to look at objectively in today's view especially if you are brought up to think that all women and men are equal. There are some stereotypical boy-girl roles in this book that might make you cringe a little but it's the point of the book that isn't half bad after all. You have to really read further into the book to get a better understanding of this book and what it's trying to say to really appreciate the strong held and deep seeded difference between men and women. When John Eldredge goes on to explain why he used the phrase “Wild At Heart” he strikes a chord that many men probably feel as well. The whole concept is that so many religions and society expect all mean to be the nice guy and while there is nothing wrong with helping others, being polite, and all those things Christian men are being told to do, he makes a very convincing case that Jesus and God, in fact, did not intend for us to act this way.