Much is required of a man. Much is set against us. You are needed. And, you’re going to need your heart for this journey.

All Men Die – Few Men Ever Really Live!  ~ Braveheart

Below we’ve provided a list of resources to help you on your journey — we’ve found these critical to our own survival.  Spend time in these as often as possible!  Your heart will need it — and you will thrive as a result.


Are you connected with others?  Do you have a few intimate allies? People with whom you can share your stories and listen to theirs?  THIS IS CRITICAL TO YOUR SURVIVAL.  We can’t tell you in a few words how to do this. But for us, it started with a simple prayer — “Jesus, bring me a good friend.”  If you would like to talk to one of us about how you might find a friend or two,  reach us via the “Contact” form.

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pause-app-screen-previewone-minute-pause-app-logoThe PAUSE APP helps reconnect and restore your connection to God!  By guiding you through a number of topical reflection-modules, the app leads you in recentering your whole-self back to God. We’ve found this app to be A LIFE-SAVER! Honestly. This has helped more than we can put words to. You’ll choose from 1m, 3m, 5m, and several 10-minute guided experiences with God, targeted at exactly what you need in your time with God.  It also has a “30 Days to Resilient” track with meditations that track with John’s book, RESILIENT.  The app is put out by John Eldredge and the Wild at Heart team.


This is Our Blog. We write about a variety of topics in an open/honest style. Our goal is to help others live their lives in freedom and full of genuine strength and purpose.

“A friend said to me, “I would do what God wants me to do, if only He’d tell me what it is.”  This is so often the cry of the heart.  We have the desire to live the life that God created us to live, we just seem to be missing the clarity as to what that is.”

— Gary Barkalow, Author of It’s Your Call and founder of The Noble Heart.

    • There are a ton of resources available here to help encourage, clarify, and enable you to find your true Calling.
    • Also on the website are  “E-letters“, Blog articles, podcasts, and posts videos to help you navigate your way along the path of life.
    • The Noble Heart also offers GREAT “calling” retreats to help you get clarity on “What You’re Here For.” (Our team have attended these events and THEY HAVE BEEN LIFE-CHANGING!)
  • The Wild at Heart APPwah-app-mockup-img
    • The Wild at Heart APP is SO HELPFUL.
    • The App is FREE and designed to give you the resources you need to get through each day.
      Features include:

      • Daily Lifeline (“Daily Reading” in Text and Audio)
      • Prayers (Text and Audio)
      • Wild at Heart weekly Podcasts
      • Wild at Heart Team Blogs
      • TONS of other text and audio resources
      • And More…

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~Jesus


This is the MOST important resource recommendation on our site.  The enemy of your heart does NOT want you to find life!  So pray.  Use the “Daily Prayer” (and the other prayers below) as a weapon against the enemy… and as a means to draw closer to God. Find out more HERE.


fatheredbyGod-book-195x300FATHERED BY GOD

[Book, Audio, Kindle]

There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters―all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before.

But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers?

John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life’s trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage.

Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood―not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us.

Find that path and become the man God sees in you.

itsyourcall-book-200x300ITS YOUR CALL

[Book, Audio, Kindle]

This is the best book on “Calling” I’ve ever read.

Gary Barkalow also has several other RESOURCES and RETREATS available to help you discover and deploy your calling.

Discover God’s calling for your life …

Few spiritual concepts have fascinated and confused people more than understanding God’s calling for their life. Is it primarily about a job or a role? It is precise or general? Is a calling only reserved for those who work in professional ministry?

The truth is actually amazingly profound: What we are supposed to do is what we most want to do.  This is a guide for discovering God’s design and destiny for your life. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in ministry, Gary Barkalow shares how you can:

  • Live alert and oriented to the voice and choreography of God.
  • Discover and interpret the voice of your own story.
  • Discern the strategic assault against your calling.
  • Recognize God’s intentional training in your life’s journey.

Most of all, you’ll be inspired to let the glory of your life touch the world around you.

wild-at-heart-newWILD AT HEART

[Book, Audio, Kindle]

Have you read the book Wild-at-Heart?  It isn’t mandatory for attending, but we can tell you from first-hand experience that it is the best way to prepare yourself for what you will experience.

If you’ve already read Wild-at-Heart — consider reading it again. Read the updated version.  My first time reading through it was good… but God used even more during my second time through.  And, if you have not yet read Wild-at-Heart — read it.

The LIFEQUESTweekend BOOTCAMP retreat is based on “Wild at Heart Boot Camps” hosted in Colorado by John Eldredge and the Ransomed Heart team.  Our retreats are based primarily on the concepts found in Wild at Heart, Waking The Dead, and the other books you see here.  You will get more out of the retreat if you already have this information under your belt and have already begun to allow it to sink in. But more importantly… you should read this book because it sets the stage for an awakening.


This is a short book, but really great.  [BookAudio DownloadKindle]

Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we’ve arrived to forty minutes late.

Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven’t a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart.

We need to know the rest of the story.

For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you’ve ever loved—there’s a reason they stirred your heart. They’ve been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young.

There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.

waking-the-dead-book-cover_200x310WAKING THE DEAD: The Secret to a Heart Fully Alive

[Book, Kindle, and Audio Download]

Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding a full life, identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and embracing all that God has in store.

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself.

Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made into all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do—make us whole, set us free, bring us fully alive.

Waking the Dead will help you find that life, see the fierce battle over your heart, and embrace all that God has for you.


[Book, Kindle, and Audio Download]

In Resilient, Eldredge provides skills and tools to strengthen your heart and soul—and reveals a path toward genuine recovery and resilience provided by Jesus himself. Thriving requires a resilient soul. This book will help you find the resilience you need when the world has gone mad—and discover in Jesus himself the strength that prevails.


LIFEQUESTweekend is a ministry modeled after John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministry and his team (Bart Hansen, Craig McConnell, Morgan Snider).  We at LIFEQUESTweekend are inspired, encouraged and trained to move forward into our calling and great missions by The Noble Heart (Gary Barkalow) and others.

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