Book Review: Captivating
I recently received the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge to review for Thomas Nelson Publishing Company.
What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women. Setting their hearts free. 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 (book description)
It is God's design that we see Him as Daddy, Papa, Lover....that we truly feel romanced and loved by Him, no matter what our past or present circumstances are. Unfortunately many women have not had the honor of knowing Him this way. They stay locked up in a prison of lies.
This book seeks to see women set free and walking in the true beauty of their soul, their inner woman, the "warrior princesses" that they were intended to be! If you allow it to, it can help bring you to a place of wholeness, if you're willing to come into agreement with God and how He sees you!
This is a book that cannot simply be read through one time. I think it is one that must be read over and over, read slowing and with a heart open and ready to receive.
I would have loved to have seen some discussion questions or "thought provokers". I'm not a fan of "written out, pray this prayer" type thing. There were parts of the book that I didn't necessarily agree with, or maybe I just needed to read it a few more times to understand it better.
Overall I think it is a worthy read!
With Joy UNquenchable,