From Tracie: Captivating

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge is a book that has been on my list to read for a long time, but I had never gotten around to it until now.  I'm glad that I finally got the chance to read it.  

Captivating is the celebration of women.  There is no better way to explain it.  Most Christian books for women that I have read are all about Mary and Martha, and they leave you feeling like even though Jesus said Mary made the better choice, you sure are a slacker for not being more like Martha.  They always have a chapter on how to make yourself beautiful for your husband, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is less about women and more about their husbands.  There is always a list of things that you should be doing....or not doing.....or doing better!  Captivating does none of those things.  I found that to be refreshing.

This book is more about life and the adventure of being a woman.  Not a doormat or a servant, but a vital piece of the puzzle.  The celebration of the romantic, beautiful side of God that He passed to on to us women.  
I leave this book with a renewed sense of adventure and a desire to embrace my romance with Jesus, because He finds me captivating.

I recieved a free copy of this book for review from Thomas Nelson.  I did not receive any monetary payment and I was not required to say nice things about this book.


  1. I have heard about this book so often, I really need to pick these up that you're getting to read! Thank you for the insight you offer in them, it's original and makes me WANT to read them even more!!

  2. Aww sweetie I learned a long time ago that I can find more of me in the Esther's and Rahabs of the Bible.. Those who fell out of the covenant for reasons out side their own ability and God took them and put themin it cause he is just God like that..