Sunday, May 2, 2010

Captivating



Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dream. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.

And yet – how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, and buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty of any tale.

Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores and errands, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. “Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.

But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live – the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

The message of Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge, is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

I received this book compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and must say, for me, it did address some of these very things that I have held in my heart since I was a child. Call it reading too many romance novels or fairy tales, or even watching my favorite “chick flicks” but deep inside us all, there is a need for this type of love that address our heart. I can’t recommend this book enough if, like me, you are a timeless romantic who can easily dream of being swept off her feet. It’s not to say that is who I am on the outside, but this book address why some women feel this way and validates those feelings.

If you would like more information on this book, including where to pick a copy of the book yourself, please click on the link below:

http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1400202825&title=Captivating&authors=John_Eldredge_and_Stasi_Eldredge

10 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds really good.

Mari said...

Sounds like a great book.
PS - How are you feeling? I'm hoping the recuperation is going well and the pain is much improved!

Mich said...

I thought I had read this book...is it a totally new book or revised. you may have stated that and I missed the line.

Anyway, if it is the same, then it is great. If not, then I will be reading it for sure!

Happy Sunday!

KrippledWarrior said...

I know you aren't talking to me. But I read all the things you post. I don't always leave a comment. Yet I felt like saying hello today!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I appreciate the way both of these believers craft their books. I absolutely loved "Wild at Heart" too.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds great. I have read one of their books and it was great....Hope you are doing good...Have 2 great giveaways that I am drawing for on late tonight.....

http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/2010/04/oh-happy-day-and-giveway-no-two.html

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Kat~

How are you feeling? I hope all is well with you and your family. How is your weather? Today it was in the 90's....LORD, give me back the SNOW! lol

Love ya, my friend!

Blessings~
Laura

Angel Muly said...

Oh man, I was going to get this book to review and didn't because I read the first one, but after that review I sure wish I had!! Great review!! Love and Blessings, Angel

Kelly L said...

Sounds like a wonderful book - and you summary is right on to my heart..

Love to you my sweet friend.

Kelly

christy rose said...

I loved this book!!