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This book is a fast read and an edifying book of substance. It explains how a woman is and can recognize that she is powerful, beautiful/captivating and can be free to be all that God created her to be without the "trappings" humans may have "put on her". Men could also benefit by reading this book to gain great insight into the feminine psychie and how they complement it and increasing their understanding and enjoyment of dating, marriage etc.
Oct 23, 2009
Every woman needs to read this book! It is important.
Oct 22, 2009
Captivating, encouragement to all
Captivating is one of the truly great books given to our generation as an encouragement to every woman no matter their past difficulties. I highly reccommend it to anyone desiring to be refreshed, strengthened, and delighted with who they were created to be. I have personally given numerous copies to young friends including my daughter. There is also a good book for men, written by the same couple, called Wild At Heart.
Oct 15, 2009
I really enjoy this book. I had to read it 2x's and in less than a month. It really helps put a lot of things into perspective that I thought I was crazy for even thinking about it.
I have even purchased for my girlfriends.
Jun 25, 2009
This book came quickly from seller, great condition. It completely related to me and my nature. It speaks of the little quirks that God added to our make up to make us who we are, and how no matter how hard you try, we are still that person. I grew up a tomboy...but I still love to feel beautiful and like a princess. I would recommend this book to any woman, or too a couple getting married along with the book, Wild at Heart. Have both sexes read both, and they will help you understand why your mate acts the way he/she does, and/or how they need to be treated.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-28 John Eldredge became the Robert Bly of evangelicalism with his blockbuster Wild at Heart. Now he teams up with his wife, Stasi, to encourage women to connect with their deepest desires. To facilitate this, the Eldredges reveal in the first chapter what every woman's three core desires are: to be romanced, to play a role in her own adventures and to display beauty. (This formula will be familiar to Eldredge's fans, as Wild at Heart offered a similar tripartite model of men's desires.) The rest of the book is an extended reflection on these three impulses. Drawing heavily on popular films to prove their points, the Eldredges warn that most women tend to become either controlling or needy. Godly women, in contrast, should see God as the ultimate lover, and look to Eve (and not, say, J. Lo) as their model. Also, women should form close, intimate friendships with one another, a la Ruth and Naomi or the ladies in Fried Green Tomatoes. These are all unoriginal themes, which evangelical women's writers have been recycling for years. Christian readers who embrace a robust egalitarianism will not find the Eldredges' perspective congenial. Regardless, the book is likely to fly off the shelves, purchased by all those women who gave Wild at Heart to their husbands, brothers and dads. (Apr. 14) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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