Wednesday, May 23, 2012

captivating...

i want to recommend another book.

wait wait wait!


don't go.
hear me out.
this book is a have to read for every woman who loves the Lord.

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

i know i am a little late to this popular read.
but i will be eternally grateful that i finally read it,
if not a tad remorseful that i hadn't read it years ago.

i honestly had to wait for a couple weeks to write this post on it,
because this book tore me up so much, that i needed the time to gather myself.

i am not a fan of 'self help' type books.
oh i read a lot on parenting, marriage, homeschooling,etc.
but as for bettering myself, figuring out my inner child and all that jazz...
i hate it.
high faluting mumbo jumbo {name that movie}
maybe that's why this one took me so long.
but this book thoroughly wrecked me in a beautiful way.

i am not a crier.
i am not generally an emotional woman.
and i'm really not a 'poor me' type.

but this brought me face to face with some spiritual demons in my life, both figuratively and literally.

God honestly spoke straight to me in through the pen of the Eldridge's.

i had, as we all do, some major misconceptions and fears about my little world and my role within it.
in this book, stasi and john delve into what God intended for womankind,
their role in making this world a beautiful place to be, and why evil wants to deter us from that role.

they speak to each woman's heart, having you dig into the lies you have believed and been a slave to, and then revealing the truth of  the captivating woman you are to Christ.

i'm going to give you just a taste...

"you are a woman.
an image bearer of God. The crown of creation.
You were chosen before time and space, and you are wholly and dearly loved.
You are sought after, pursued, romanced,
the passionate desire of your Fiance, Jesus.
You are dangerous in your beauty and your life-giving power.  And you are needed."


and i have taken a highlighter to my copy and could give you so many more beautiful words of theirs, but i really believe that EVERY single woman should read this.
when i do a giveaway, this will certainly be included as i would love to give one to every woman i know!

have you read Captivating?
did you love it as much as i did?

blessings,
mandy

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

No, I haven't read it but I am going to now!! Thank you for the recommendation.

thetwistedruffle said...

i had started reading this a few years ago, and as much as i love john's writing, i struggled with stasi's writing. i couldn't quite push past her section of the book. i'll have to give it another go. it's good to find a book so convicting. that usually happens to me when i read a parenting book!

Samantha Kelley said...

Sounds fabulous! I am looking on Amazon. :)p.s. I am not sure about why your comment doesn't stick-my hubby says when he doesn't check the box {which is every time ;)} it just tells him he forgot to check the box. Thanks for the recommendation!

Traci Michele said...

I've started but not finished it! Thanks for the reminder and heart-felt review!

Love, Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations

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