Thursday, April 22, 2010

Book Review: Captivating

Unveiling The Mystery of A Woman's Soul
By John & Stasi Eldredge

I just finished reading Captivating and I really, really liked it. This is a book about restoring the heart of women to live full, beautiful, captivating lives as God created them for. It's a book about femininity and God's specific design for woman.  It delves into the wounds and lies that steal hearts and reveals the freedom that can be found through God. It's a great book and I would definitely recommend it.

I was a little skeptical of Captivating before I started reading it because I knew it had been popular a few years back and I tend to be weary of "popular" Christian culture - feel good ideas with very little biblical Truth behind them. I also thought that a book about "being a woman" was going to be overly cheesy and sentimental. I was very pleasantly surprised by Captivating. While there were a few moments in the book I thought were a little over-dramatic, the majority of what I read was biblically based and rang true to me. I especially liked the way they described womanly beauty in this book - as a reflection of God's beauty and coming from a heart at rest in God. So good. I could go on, but I would suggest you read more for yourself. I think you will enjoy it!

I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Bethany Vaughn said...

I read it back when it was "popular." I agree, normally that means you should stay away, but this book was a refreshing exception!

I hope y'all are doing well, Caleb is too cute!!