Monday, July 12, 2010

Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

In this book, John & Stasi reveal some of the greatest mysteries of woman, leading the reader through an exploration of why God designed her heart as it is. Without disregarding the “individual”, the book delves into commonalities shared by women through God’s design. Topics include woman’s purpose, fulfillment of her desires, the worst enemies of her desires, paths to healing and encouragement to use womanhood to support the body of Christ.

I LOVE this book. The first time I read it, my heart was opened to the mysterious of myself as a women. I discovered many of my “quirks” were really part of God’s design; some of my “weaknesses” were actually strengths. I learned how to heal from hurts I never realized were an assault against my God-given womanhood. Now, I am encouraged to grow in my beauty as a woman, in spirit, soul and body; to live boldly for God’s purpose for me.

I really appreciate all John & Stasi’s work, for many reasons, but one is simply for the fact they write together. Their shared work provides a well-rounded approach to all the topics. They are well grounded in Scripture as well, speaking life and hope into their readers while discussing the hard topics. It is evident God uses their words to bring healing.

I highly recommend this book for women AND men. Then go read “Wild at Heart” to unlock the secrets of the man’s soul.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Sverige said...

This was a very good book. While reading, every emotion known to woman rushes forth and sweeps you away. Those emotions blow you here and there until the end where you are left silent and still. You walk away from the book confident in the woman that God created you to be. Pick up this book and do not put it down until you've read it from cover to cover. Once you're done keep it alive in your heart so that you can carry it everywhere that you go passing along it's power and strength to other women.

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