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Book Review: Captivating Author: John and Stasi Eldredge

Sometime between the dreams of your youth and yesterday, something precious has been lost. And that treasure is your heart, your priceless feminine heart.

Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious

And yet, as the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and performance, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but feeling they are failing. The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.

What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating does for women by

  • discovering the glorious design of women that God originally intended;

  • revealing how Jesus restores the feminine heart;

  • enabling readers to heal the trauma in their story; and

  • casting a vision for the inherent power, freedom, and beauty that a woman possesses.

In this updated and expanded edition of their runaway bestseller, John and Stasi Eldredge vulnerably share their story and show you how to set your heart free and embrace life as a woman who is truly captivating.

Reviewed by:

Nadine Judge

Tell us a bit about yourself:

My husband (Francis) and I lead a church in Fairlands that partners with New Covenant Ministries International. We have 3 grown children, two who are married and one who is studying. We are also blessed with a grandchild - who brings much joy into our lives. I love reading and love coffee, and there is nothing better than reading a good book with a good cup of coffee.

Name of Book:



John and Stasi Eldredge

What drew you to read this book:

The title and byline - Unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul. I know these authors from other books they have written, so was curious to see what this book contained.

What impact did this book have on your life:

It had made me realize once again how wonderful women are - and not in a superior way to men, just different. It also reminded me of how important my relationship with the Lord is and how important it is to protect that time and not let it be taken away from me due to the busyness of life.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book:

That as women we have forgotten why we were created, and that we can move beyond who we "ought" to be and learn to celebrate who God made us to be.

Who would benefit from reading this book:

Married women, single women, young adult ladies, even men. It is well written with tenderness and love, and definitely one I will be recommending to others.

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