Tuesday, January 20, 2009


"The desire to be beautiful, to have a beauty all our own to unveil is not primarily about our looks. It is a desire to be captivating in the depths of who we are."
Captivating by Stasi Eldgredge

"This isn't about dresses and makeup. Beauty is so important that we'll come back to it again and again in this book. For now, don't you recognize that a woman yearns to be seen and to be thought of as captivating? We desire to possess a beauty that is worth pursuing, worth fighting for, a beauty that is core to who we truly are. We want beauty that can be seen; beauty that can be felt; beauty that affects others; a beauty all our own to unveil."
Captivating by Stasi Eldgredge

I've been reading the book Captivating with my mentor, Lisa the past couple of weeks. We're only on the second chapter but already I have found that this book is absolutely incredible, and ultimately a life/heart/attitude-changing book. I have wanted to blog about it for awhile now but I feel like I'm so personally/emotionally involved in it that I couldn't tell you all about it without emptying my heart onto the internet, which I don't want to do lol!!

So instead, I just want to encourage the women out there to read this book. It has helped me:
1. Identify lies that I have believed about myself, who I am, and who God made me to be.
2. Work through my feelings and try to bring about healing and truth.
3. Realize that my longings, dreams, and feelings were placed by God!!! He created the heart of a woman in such a unique way and I am not alone. I, along with hundreds of thousands of Christian women, experience the same battles I do.
4. Understand men better and see how God intended us to be!
5. Confirm the strong beliefs I have about guarding my heart, that it will be worth it in the end.

In the end, I pray that because of this book, I will see myself for who I truly am in God's eyes, and ultimately use that freedom and knowledge to grow and serve others better. I strongly encourage you to read this book and get the journal!! It helps SO much!


1 comment:

Sharon said...

Thank you for tellig about this book, I will put it on my book list of books I want to read.