Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - eBook
Take your time to read this one....
Okay, I'll be honest here. I was close to finishing this book and in my mind, I already knew what I was going to write about it. But yesterday, when I actually finished it, I didn't even remember all of those good things because it left me speechless. This deserves to be more than highly recommended. Every woman, any woman, get your hands on this and get ready to reach a territory, a level that you didn't know even existed within you, by the Grace of God.
Overwhelmingly Captivating, that's what this is.
So much that at one point, I had to put the book down because the beauty, the pictures that these authors paint through their writing... you cannot rush through this, trust me. I have to admit that sometimes I, personally, found that what was being said was more of their opinions (their interpretations of things- that readers may or may not agree with) but only sometimes. No book is perfect- and the revised version of this one might be slightly more interesting... Anyways, the most important thing is that these people love God (so they DO stay within the biblical context) and girls, ladies, I don't know about you, but this is stuff I wanna have on my shelf!
And now... Wild At Heart!
April 25, 2012
Great Book! It really changed how I viewed womanhood and taught me to seek God for everything!
December 28, 2011
This book is so encouraging!
Captivating informs women of their irreplaceable role in the world. It explains why women are made the way they are. John and Stasi Eldredge point out that most women are relational beings. Most women care more about relationships than anything else. WomenÃ¢ÂÂs desire and capacity for intimate relationships is similar to GodÃ¢ÂÂs desire for intimate relationships with us. Women have a captivating beauty to unveil, a beauty that comes from unveiling the feminine heart. When women reveal their hearts, they show love. Often, women become concerned about other peopleÃ¢ÂÂs hearts and bring them to know God. In the past and even today, women have been poorly treated. This has a lot to do with Satan seeing women as a threat. He sees women as a threat because they are what he cannot be. Women are hated because of the beauty and power they possess. Captivating gives an encouraging and refreshing outlook on women. God put women in this world to uniquely carry his glory to the world. Men are not meant to be alone they need women. I strongly recommend this book to all women who are at least sixteen years old and above. I suggest this age range in order that the women are more mature and able to fully absorb and apply this book to their lives. Men could read this book as well as a way of further understanding women and to get a clearer understanding on the differences between men and women. This book caused me to reflect on my own life, causing me to grow in my relationship with Christ. This book is definitely worth reading.
December 6, 2011
This book has good insights.
Although this book had many insights into the minds of women and would be helpful for many women and men, the use of stereotypes was overwhelming. The authorÃ¢ÂÂs (John and Stasi Eldredge) intent for this book was to help women understand why they feel and think the way that they do in order that they may believe that they are captivating. Taking the approach that most women donÃ¢ÂÂt understand why they feel and think the way that they do, they made three assumptions about women. In this book the authors stated, Ã¢ÂÂWe think youÃ¢ÂÂll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for these three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beautyÃ¢ÂÂ (p.8). Even though the insights that these three statements gave were very helpful to understanding many womenÃ¢ÂÂs minds, they were also very stereotypical. Assumptions much like the previous quote were made throughout the book as well. This was very distracting. Using assumptions and stereotypes about women can cause readers to lose respect for the authors and thus give them less credibility to the reader.
Despite the fact that stereotypes are used frequently, this book would be very beneficial for both women and men to read. The style of writing is very clear, easy to understand, and includes many peopleÃ¢ÂÂs testimonies to help prove the authorsÃ¢ÂÂ points. Even if the reader does not fit into the stereotypes used by the authors, they probably know many women who do. The book was written for women, but could also give men awareness of how many women think and feel. In conclusion, I would recommend this book to both men and women with the stipulation that they should be aware of the assumptions made about women within the book.
November 30, 2011