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224 pages
Apr 2005
Nelson Books

Captivating

by John & Stasi Eldredge

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Review:

Finally, women have a companion volume to Wild at Heart, and this book lives up fully to its predecessor. Shunning the how-to books that want women to do more, serve more, present a smiling face to world, and a myriad of other things to become perfect Christian ladies, John and Stasi delve straight into the heart of a woman. And every page reveals they have discovered the deep longings of a woman’s soul.

All women want to be romanced, to have beauty to unveil, and to play a vital part in an adventure. From little girl fantasies to movies and romance novels, these three desires scream out to be heard. Yet the world has squelched them with their image of the driven, independent career women, and the church has replaced beauty with duty. Women are insecure, feeling the twin failings of I am not enough and I am too much.

Girls look to their fathers for the answer to the haunting question, “Am I lovely?” As they grow older they turn to men, not knowing a human relationship will never completely fill the void of longing. Yet the Eldredges avoid the simplistic answers that only frustrate many Christian women.

Every page of this book pulses with poetic, rich insights. Fairy tale dreams and the harshness of reality are brought together in a book unlike any other. A must for women and anyone who wants to understand the hidden depths of their soul. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Bestselling author John Eldredge and his wife, Stasi, unveil the beauty and mystery of the feminine soul by showing readers the three core desires of every woman’s heart.

Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a “good servant,” a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager.

What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating can do for women. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares—to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty—John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the secret of a woman’s soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were created to offer.