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I asked Marian to read Captivating. It is a book for women and I wanted a woman's opinion. As I already read and listened on CD to the men's version of the book, Wild at Heart (Thanks Matt!), I expected good things.

Wild at HeartMarian called this week to say that she found the book to be wonderfully truth telling and she thinks every woman would benefit greatly from reading it. She also noted that the book asks women to take a look at some things that are not easy to consider, but it is a way of helping a woman get to the truth of her own life and well worth the effort. So, while not an easy book to work through, Marian feels it is essential reading.

Here's the description from
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager.

What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating can do for women. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares-to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the secret of a woman's soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were created to offer.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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