The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
[John] I believe you young men are the warrior generation this world needs. I believe you will see very trying times, perhaps even the end of the age. The timing of Halo, the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, the resurgence of superheroes in film, and all the games and movies like these is curious indeed. Their epic, urgent, heroic battle cry was spoken at this moment in history—your moment. Perhaps it was orchestrated by an unseen hand. You have the strength and the courage to handle what is before you. You do. But you must not try to play Switzerland in this savage war; there is no neutral ground. The only safe move is to boldly take sides with the kingdom of God, take your position in the line. Make the decision to be fully in—to become the warrior, live in the larger story—and everything else will fall into place. “All things shall be added unto you.” Really.
As I think back on my years as a young man, the words I longed to hear were the very words I still eagerly listen for today:
You’re going to be okay.
You’re going to find your way.
You are not alone.
[Sam] That’s really, really good. It’s exactly what I need to hear. Maybe I’ll tape those words to my bathroom mirror, because they are true, they are our birthright as sons of the Living One. “I’m going to be okay. I’m going to find my way. I am not alone.’’