If you cannot find a great book, a great book will find you! I was strolling down the book-store, and all at once, something captivated my eye. Captivating by John Eldredge & Stasi Eldredge – What a book! Once again I came to the realisation that those happy accidents in life are in fact what can bring you most pleasure.
The great thing about this book is that it helped me change my point of view on a very important subject. When I was younger, I thought that women are only drawn to bad boys, but know I have realised that although it may seem like the case, deep down inside a woman long to be loved and nurtured, not hurt and underestimated.
The quote that mostly influenced my change of heart was “Nature is not primarily functional. Nature is primarily beautiful.” With this thought, John and Stasi Eldrenge want to point out that every woman is not only a living being that brings more functionality to life itself, but also a beautiful being, the beauty of which is also one most precious link to the purpose intended for women by God.
Another enlightening moment of this book is the part where the authors discuss the creation of the human being. Once more, they point out the importance of the woman as being created from man himself, by God. Both men and women are God’s creations and not only that they are equal, but they are essential to one another. Therefore, the need for having a partner is deeply innate to every human being and we should not deny or try to suppress it on the account of false assumptions. Having a partner with who one can share the good times and bad times is the most powerful weapon one can have against the hardships and temptations that life brings.
In Captivating by John Eldredge & Stasi Eldredge you can find some of the most amazing and inspirational spiritual quotes. John and Stasi know how to deliver their message and change people’s lives. This book is suited for both men and women and you will certainly feel a mental refreshment after reading it.
Finally, I want to recommend this book to all of you, regardless of your gender and age. These modern times keep bombarding us with confusing information, so it’s becoming easier and easier to lose the sense of oneness with God, Nature and the divine plan. Therefore, spiritual books such as this one are a soul soothing must-read.