Captivating

Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
Narrated by: Autumn Woods
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart. 

And yet - how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the beauty in any tale. 

Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. "Do these 10 things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. 

But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live - the life she dreamed of as a little girl. 

The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

©2011 John Eldredge (P)2019 John Eldredge

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every woman needs to hear this!

Beautiful truths we women need to hear!! as the title explains, definitely captivating for sure!

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Great Book Terrible Narrator

Why does the Narrator sound like she’s trying so hard? Did someone ask her to read it that way on purpose. She does herself and the book a disservice.

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A book for self discovery and healing

A true blessing! a book for self discovery and healing through the Word of God. Planning to do a study with my prayer group.

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This book rocked my soul

It’s been a long time since a book has convicted me is so many ways. Open yourself up to the Lord and the beautiful creature he has made you to be and just let it unfold. Beautifully written, vulnerable and strong. I will be putting this on repeat.

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thank you!

thank you for sharing yourselves with the world. it been a while since I've completed a book. it has given me a refreshed out look on life and how to preserve myself.

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Wow!!!

This book has been eye opening! Truly a well written book full of wow that's so me moments.

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Way too much religion

The first chapter does a good job outlining the important parts. As the book progresses and attempts to detail the first chapter's points, it was difficult to stick with it with all the religious aspects.