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Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge


I received the book Captivating- Unveiling the mystery of a Woman’s Soul by Stasi and John Eldredge some time ago to review.  This title had been recommended to me a few times in the past by friends, so I was anxious to read it.  I enjoyed the overall “feel” of the book, speaking directly to the heart and soul of a woman’s God-given femininity. I particularly admire that Stasi was willing to share her personal testimony, and that both she and her husband co-authored the book which led to opinions and experiences shared in both feminine, masculine, and “couple” tones. Sometimes it was a bit confusing to realize just who was authoring certain parts, though.

There were many examples of real-life people’s experiences tied into support topics being discussed.  There were equally as many fictional character references from movies, stories, songs, etc. which I didn’t care as much for. I can appreciate, however that the Eldredge’s didn’t hesitate to share their personal tastes and experiences to get their point across.

This book did take me much longer to read than I expected.   My intial expectations were for an inspirational read, not a self-help or theological book.  While this book was truly inspirational, I was tripped up a bit on the theological undertones.  When I read a book attempting to quote or interpret Biblical principles, I take it as merely someone’s opinion and pick up my Bible for clarification of anything that seems a bit “off” to me. I’m not, however, a theologian, so I’ll leave that review for someone else.  I will say some personal disagreement did decrease my overall enjoyment of the book.  All in all, I’m happy to have read this book.

*Thank you to Thomas Nelson’s Book Sneeze program for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.


3 thoughts on “Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

  1. Hi! I’m stopping by from the TOS Crew to let you know that your blog is part of this week’s Blog Walk!

    Have a great week!

  2. Hello! I’m stopping by on the blog walk. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  3. Working on the blog walk and stopping by to say “hi.”

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