Review: Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul (Revised and Expanded)
By John & Stasi Eldredge
Captivating is a book for and about women. It is about setting women's hearts free and releasing them to be all they were meant to be, well what it is supposed to be about.
I didn't love this book. I didn't feel there was a strong theological basis for some of the statements made about God and His purpose and design for women. There were points that sounded very good, but left me wondering how in context a verse was applied or the scriptural basis. I came away feeling as if women were exalted above God. While I do agree that women want to be romanced and loved and that God has a special way to love women, I don't think that God thinks women are just the utmost of creation. There are many relations to pop-culture, some of which I had no clue because I had not seen such and such a movie. I enjoyed some of Mrs. Eldredge's stories of her testimony and think there are lessons to be learned, but just felt the Biblical basis was stretch. I also really liked the velum type cover, I had never seen a book jacket like that, very pretty.
I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.