Book review–Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge
Since I am a fiction writer, most of the book reviews I post are of fiction books, but this book is so good, I just had to encourage everyone to get a copy and read it! John and Stasi Eldredge are a husband-wife team. John is well known for several other books, including Wild at Heart. Stasi is co-leader of a women’s ministry called Ransomed Heart.
The sub-title of this book is “Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul.” One of the key verses is Psalms 45:11 “The King is enthralled (captivated) by your beauty; honor him for He is your lord.” I like The Message version even better. “The King is wild for you. Since He’s your lord, adore him.”
The authors go on to suggest ways we can realize and appreciate the truth of how captivating we are to our Lord, including asking Him to show us our beauty and letting him romance us. When we feel His love in greater measure, we will fall more deeply in love with Him and worship Him as He desires to be worshiped.
They quote the Luke passage about Mary and Martha and how Mary chooses the “one thing that is needed.” They believe “The one thing that is needed is a captivated, adoring heart, a heart that responds to the extravagant love of God with worship.” (p. 123)
I am in a Bible study/prayer group with several of the women whom I went with on the mission trip to Hondorus last Dec. (check out my earlier blogs for more info) We call ourselves the Warrior Princesses which is the title of another chapter in this book.
If you desire to fall more in love with Jesus and become more of a Warrior Princess for him, this book is for you.