Book Review: Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

Updated: Aug 11


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. 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.




Available from leading booksellers nationwide, such as C.U.M. Books, Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Wordsworth Books, PNA – As well as online at C.U.M. Books, Loot and Takealot.


Reviewed by:

Shannon Davis


Tell us a bit about yourself:

I love all things pretty. I love music and enjoy watching shows on renovations or make-overs, and that can be from cars to houses to people. I would call myself a bit of a daydreamer married to a pioneer.


What drew you to read this book? A simple desire to be known and to know Him.


What impact did this book make on your life? Who does not want to be captivating to someone and to know that the creator of the Universe is captivated by me, a simple women, just blows my mind. The journey of allowing myself to understand that I was not meant to be hidden or quite but to be everything God has created me to be and on that journey bringing as many women as possible with me.


What is the main point of this book? To bring women out of hiding, whether it is hiding from the world or hiding from ourselves by being truthful to our needs and desires. Finally a book that does not just say it is okay to be a women but it says it is vital you are a women and express your God made femininity. Emotions are not from the Devil ladies, and as you become captivated by the creator and how marvelously He has created us we see ourselves as strong and needed in our homes in our work places and very importantly in our churches.


Who would benefit from reading this book? If you are a female at any stage in your life, you need to read this book and then you need to pass it onto the men in your life. ​

Star Rating:




Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media

All comments are the reviewers own.





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