"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books."
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Captivating (Revised and Expanded) by John and Stasi Eldredge

"Life is harsh on the heart of a girl. And a woman. Remember your fairy tales-the villian always goes after the Beauty.  The story of your life is the story of the long and sustained assault on your heart by the one who knows who you could be-and fears you. But every store also has a Hero.  The story of your life is also the story of the long and passionate pursuit of your heart by the God who comes both to ransom and restore you as a captivating woman." -John and Stasi Eldredge

Captivating is a book that sets out to liberate the inner desires of a woman's heart through the affirmation of scripture and faith.  It offers an affirming take on the lives and hearts of women and shows that we, as women, are exactly what God wanted us to be.  

Like many others, I found this book to be uplifting.   It's one of those books that, if you open yourself up to it, hits a chord somewhere deep inside of your soul.   It allows you to realize that there is no set mold for who and what you need to be as a woman.   That mold is cast by society, not by God.   God made women beautiful and all those societal standards of what you should or should not do as a woman are surface deep at best.   This is a book that I will definately be sharing with my daughter when she's old enough to fully engage in it.