Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

“Every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty.”  After the success of Wild at Heart, it was inevitable for Eldredge and his wife put together a book about the heart of a woman’s journey through life and faith.

Brokenness and restoration are the two common themes you find in all of Eldredge’s books. Since the fall of Adam and Eve, man and woman have been broken. We have spent the entire story of history trying to recapture a former glory by a means necessary. Our fruitless endeavors have left us broken, and that brokenness is very evident in woman today.

For years, churches have pushed women to the sidelines. They have been told they are not fit to lead a church or organization. Captivating, however, paints a different picture. Women are beautiful, the crowning jewel of God’s creation. Women are strong with a tender protective touch, an attribute of God we see in the Bible. This is a great book for all young women. My wife and I both enjoyed reading it.