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Captivating Revised and Updated: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul Paperback – April 17, 2011
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Today I finished my girlfriend's favorite book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. There are three things that I have learned in the past two hours of reading and thinking. #1 My girlfriend is an amazing girl and I'm pretty much the luckiest guy on Earth to have her. #2 Guys suck at understanding girls. Being one of those guys who thought he understood girls in high school (arrogance is quite embarrassing) I just would like to say to every guy out there. "WE SUCK AT UNDERSTANDING GIRLS." Growing up I thought because I understood the two concepts "Girls like bad boys." And "Nice guys finished last." I could fully understand the concept of the girl's mind. Man was I wrong. #3 The women's heart longs to be romanced. As guys' we FAIL. Epic giant fail. I look around and I see more guys in my generation looking at porn and degrading women in their mind than I see men buying girl's roses and trying to win their hearts.
Men were created in God's image but women were taken from men therefore also created with God's image. Often times we make women feel like they are not skinny enough or too emotional but sometimes we need to be thankful that they exist! God knew exactly what he was doing when He made women. Kiss your mom on the cheek. Tell your girlfriend she's beautiful. Treat the women around you with respect. Stop looking at porn because it degrades women and turns them into objects rather than sisters in Christ. Most importantly start meditating on the fact that the heart of a women is a reflection of the heart of God.
I loved this book because of its honest look at our wounded hearts. The author's maintain that every woman possesses three deep-rooted cravings: the desire to be romanced, the desire to unveil beauty and the desire to be part of a glorious adventure. Whether we want to admit it or not, these desires are entrenched within us, and they reflect our Creator, for we are made in His image. Since the Fall, these desires have been smothered, and we cannot be fully whole until they are fulfilled. I loved how the author's illustrate that a woman is essential to God's plan. Eve was created to be Adam's helper and sustainer, to stand with him and play a pivotal role.
Though chilling, the author's emphasis on why Satan tempted Eve was mesmerizing to read. The assumption that Satan nurses a fierce grudge against women because we somehow encroach upon his pride, (I.E., our beauty reminds him of who he once was), is amazing. I'm not sure if I totally agree with this theological assertion, yet it is impossible to deny that women have endured unspeakable cruelty throughout history. This book illustrates how God is the One who can truly affirm a woman's worth. He is the One who gives us the strength to fulfill our purpose, to glorify Him and to make a difference. He rescues us from ourselves and from our enemy, the one who bears a profound hatred for us.Read more ›
My husband and I have recently reconciled, and he is now reading "Wild at Heart." We are both dependent on other people to validate us. I'm hoping the book helps him get past that and enables him to be the man he was meant to be without fear. At this point in our lives, we need all the help we can get to help us be healthy individuals in order to have a healthy marriage. We both love the Lord and want His will for our lives, but there are underlying issues from our past, particularly our childhoods, that have created two dysfunctional, hurting people. I thank God for placing this book in my hands at this time in my journey.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a really insightful, healing book and enjoyable to read. My boyfriend and I finished it so fast and had some great, deep talks that took our relationship to another level. Read morePublished 3 days ago by LaQuiche
No one ever says anything nice about Eve. It is always about what she did wrong. This book gives you a new perspective of what Eve (women) were originally designed to be. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I can't express in words how much the Lord worked through this book to help me.Published 4 days ago by Shea
I'm struggling to get through this book I've had it for almost two weeks and I'm only 1/3 of the way through. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Laura Pettus
Everyone should read this book. Women will learn about themselves, and men will have countless "aha" moments.Published 9 days ago by Caleb Zechariah Steverson
I love this book. It has helped me understand God's perspective in being a child of Him. Also this book helps with issues that women face (feeling unloved, unworthy, etc... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Nichole Hall
This is a book for every woman to read. I go back and check it out all the time.Published 14 days ago by Mary
Was a great read encouraging why do woman think the way they do? Any what to do about it!