Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

Thomas Nelson Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review, and therefore, the review is 100% my honest opinion.

Captivating by John and Stasi Eldrege is a light read.

It is about setting women’s hearts free and releasing them to be all they were meant to be. I’m not quite sure if I understood it well… the way the authors intended it to be understood, but the book is about that, and I don’t think I like it that much in comparison to the previous books that I received as an advance read from the publisher.

I have always believed that we make our own destinies, and though God make plans for us, it is up to us to fulfill those that he had planned for us, and feminist all around is going to have my head for saying this, but I don’t feel that women are made to be His utmost creation. Women, are made to complement men, and complete each other.

Distorted belief, coming from a woman? I suppose it is somewhat distorted, but I didn’t really like this book, though it is a good read for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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.

Will I recommend this book for others to read? I suppose I would, but not to those who sees things in different perspectives.

I would rate this book, 2 out of 5.


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