I just finished reading Captivating co-authored by John and Stasi Eldredge. This book used very descriptive language and immediately had my attention to find out why we as women have a desire to be captivating. This book was about discovering who you are as a woman and explored this by diving into many deep and sometimes disturbing stories. They also used many excerpts from well know movies, books, poems, quotes and Bible passages to help the reader understand certain concepts related to discovering the beauty within. They kept going back to the questions- Am I captivating? Do I have a beauty on my own? These were not shallow questions and were answered humbly and thoroughly.
I really liked most of the content of this book and I think it has a message for all women to embrace their femininity as God planned. However, since both John and Stasi wrote this book, I was confused at times who was actually writing in parts of the book. I was also confused whether they were emphasizing being captivated by a man or God. Overall, I think it has a timely message for every woman and many would benefit from the healing prayers included.
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