Friday, August 6, 2010

To be beautiful

Captivating - Unveiling the Mystery of Woman's Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge was my recent selection from (They provide a book for free in exchange for my honest review on this blog.).  As I read, I pondered its offerings both in self-reflection and from my perspective as the mother of a little girl.  The book describes how as women we are designed to share God's beauty and life-giving qualities with the world.  Unfortuately, too many women are too wounded or busy or unattached from God and fail to reveal their captivating qualities.  The authors describe an ideal where women are fully living out their feminine uniquenesses while not being helpless and weak, but instead serving God and loving others as "warrior princesses".  It contained many anecdotes, many personal ones shared by the authors, which kept the writing very relational.

The authors write in tandom, and at times it was confusing trying to discern who was writing.  I have read a book by John Eldredge before.  His writing evokes passion and encourages the reader to connect with God on a heart-level.  I would give this book a rating of 4 out of 5.  I believe that it contains essential truths that help women fully realize their role in God's story. 

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