Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul, revised and expanded  -     By: John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
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Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul, revised and expanded

Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

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When you were a little girl, did you dream of being a beautiful princess? Rescued by a dashing hero? Swept away into a great adventure? In this updated edition, the Eldredge's bring their male and female perspectives to the core desires of a woman and invite you to recover your feminine heart. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1400200385
ISBN-13: 9781400200382
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. 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 yetⷕhow many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, 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 in 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 Christen 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 liveⷕthe life she dreamed of as a little girl.

The message of Captivating 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.

Author Bio

John Eldredge is a counselor, teacher, and the author of numerous bestselling books including Wild at HeartEpic, and Beautiful Outlaw. He is the director of Ransomed Heart, a ministry restoring masculinity to millions of men worldwide. John loves fly fishing, bow hunting,  and great books. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Stasi.

Stasi Eldredge co-authored Captivating with her husband John, which has sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. alone and has changed women's lives all over the world. Director of the women's ministry at Ransomed Heat, Stasi leads Captivating retreats in Colorado.

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  1. midwest
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Insight
    October 4, 2014
    Buckster
    midwest
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great book for both the husband and wife to read to better understand the woman's perspective on life. Wish my daughter would read it too.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Captivating Series
    July 25, 2014
    Judy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Thank you so much John and Stasi for the awesome indepth series Captivating. I got to facilitate it in our "Ladies Tea" Group at our church. I felt very inadequate teaching the older ladies from our church since i was a divorcee. But, I was obedient to what God called me to do and the outcome was tremendous. The ladies opened up and shared things they has never shared before. The Holy Spirit moved and I know that it helped me discover the "heart" that God gave to women. Would strongly recommend this series to any Ladies Group, young or old.

    I also read "Wild at Heart". What and awesome book. Im now reading "Love and War".
  3. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Disappointed
    June 4, 2014
    Pepper
    Quality: 1
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I received this book as a gift, and was greatly anticipating what it would be like. I had seen it advertised in CBD, and had been wanting to look into it. I began reading it, and found myself needing to read between the lines of the writing in order to justify some of the statements (such as referring to the Proverbs 31 woman as an 'infamous icon' - see page 6).

    I do not care for the melodramatic writing style or the frequent references to popular movies and celebrities (particularly the mention of having fantasies about Daniel Day-Lewis looking deep into your eyes - creepy). They ramble about fantasy movie examples and how they somehow relate to our feelings and/or purpose.

    It is very repetitive and has some concerning ideas about how important we women are (the crowning moment in creation and so on). The glorification of women makes me uncomfortable. I think more emphasis of Christ working in us to create beauty, rather than the concept of "The essence of a woman is Beauty. She is meant to be the incarnation-our experience in human form-of a Captivating God" would be a major improvement.

    Last thing: wish I could tell who was writing when.

    Needs more scriptural backup to add weight to an otherwise fluffy, sentimental book. Over-rated.
  4. North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Book for Women
    May 8, 2014
    Rena Nunley
    North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Overall, I must say that this is a fantastic book. It's written in an interesting way which holds your attention, it addresses some basic needs and it has some unusual insights and advice. I am going to recommend it to our daughters, I believe that each one will find things in it to help them in their individual lives.

    I gave it an overall 5 but a 4.5 would be more accurate. I encountered 2 negatives:

    1)Maybe it's there and I missed it but the basic detail of sin is not addressed. I don't think it's just my opinion but, rather, that of God's, that this needs to be taken care of before ANY relationship, with God or man, can go forward!

    2)I frequently did not know who was writing-John or Stasi. At times that was a rather frustrating thing as I considered the angle or attitude of who was saying what. And at one point, one sentence was written by him and the next sentence by her. Maybe it's just me, but it was a huge peeve! Perhaps that is a detail which could be corrected if another edition is published.
  5. West Palm Beach, Fl
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    this product is veryinformational
    September 26, 2013
    gatorgirlsh
    West Palm Beach, Fl
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I think that every woman from 16 and above should read this book because it not only gives you insight to things that may be effecting you from your past and how to understand it better. It also gives you information on things that will come in your future and prepare you to handle in a Godly manner.
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