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2.99994332466868 out of 52.99994332466868 out of 52.99994332466868 out of 52.99994332466868 out of 52.99994332466868 out of 5 3.00 (23,467 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stasi Eldredge, John Eldredge Narrator: Stasi Eldredge, John Eldredge Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781608141098
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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 ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. 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—they 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.

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  • “[This] book is likely to fly off the shelves.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/16/2014

    " This book was useful to me on some levels -- for example, the idea of being "romanced" by God was a new perspective that opened up some exciting new ways of relating to Deity -- but on the whole, it contained too many stereotypes for me to take it totally seriously. On a stylistic note, I thought if the author called me "dear heart" one more time, I'd scream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 2/11/2014

    " i LOVED this book uutil about 2/3 through it....then i was like sick of the sappyness.i set it down and havent picked it back up. it is just toooo much fluffiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/8/2014

    " Awesome book every woman should read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suz | 1/29/2014

    " I really loved this book. I lead a small woman's group and I enjoyed every chapter and my journal, as I wrote about the captivating thoughts presented. I think there is help and healing for all who lift the cover. The only hard part of it was trying to decipher who was writing which part, either John or was it Stasi. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jes | 1/26/2014

    " After reading Wild at Heart, I was expecting something as meaty as her husband's work. I was disappointed with this novel. I felt that I got more out of the male counterpart than I did when reading her opinion on what makes a woman tick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radiantthespian | 1/15/2014

    " oh my goodness. This book took me quite a long time to read, but so worth the time. It's incredible and perspective-changing. It's all about learning what truly are the desires of the heart of women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lincoln | 1/14/2014

    " It was good, especially towards the end I found more insights that weren't in Wild at Heart. Decent book. Females would probably find it more engaging then I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kortney Korthanke | 1/10/2014

    " I had high hopes for this book after reading Wild at Heart but it was hard to get past the writing difference between the two authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Mcgee | 12/16/2013

    " Every woman should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chessie Martin | 7/31/2013

    " This book was given to me just as I was going through a horrible divorce. It changed my outlook and perspective on life! Loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katereid | 12/12/2012

    " If there is a time when i need a reminder of what i am in God's eyes or when i need a good cry this is the book for it. An explanation of how and why a woman's soul works the way it does. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 7/16/2012

    " Another Christian-based book that I really liked. Really makes you stop and look at your relationships with others and how you can improve those relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda Wharton | 4/6/2012

    " To be fair... I only got about 30 pages into this book when I just couldn't read it anymore. Normally I enjoy the inspirational books, but I couldn't get into this one, no matter how hard I tried "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trista | 11/9/2011

    " I read the most recently released edition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Woodham | 10/29/2011

    " There's a lot of good in this book, but I also think it has more pop-psychology in it then the other Eldredge books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 9/29/2011

    " I liked this book- I am a Christian and I thought Stasi shares herself authentically in this book and she has an interesting story to tell. Of course I didn't agree with everything in the book, but I found quite a bit that was encouraging and challenging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hosmarhouse1 Hosmar | 6/29/2011

    " Great read....currently doing the journal/workbook with it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 5/17/2011

    " A book every woman should read. (And men too)
    This book will help you understand your true value as a woman.
    Made me cry. And will forever be my favorite book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 5/13/2011

    " Must read for all women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/11/2011

    " This book has changed my life. My ideas about who I am, my purpose and how I am loved are forever strengthened, restored, transformed. He is so good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 5/7/2011

    " This book is taking me a while to read. There are a lot of things in it I like, but then some things I have mixed feelings about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/5/2011

    " One of the best books I've read. The first few pages found my heart sighing "oh, it's not just me". Fantastic read that holds within its pages liberation and hope for women of all ages, stages & walks of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/3/2011

    " I didn't like the first few pages. Needed to get used to writing style maybe? Content is thought provoking. I am hooked. Can't wait to read 'Wild at Heart.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 4/18/2011

    " SO eye-opening!! very thought provoking for your spiritual journey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 4/17/2011

    " This book will be on my favorites list for all time! I was inspired by every word and it truly has changed my life. I'm going to be recommending this to every woman I meet. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 4/14/2011

    " It's not worth 4 stars because it's so well-written, but because the concepts are really thought-provoking. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Candace | 4/13/2011

    " This book generalizes too much...talking about how all women feel this way or that way. I often did not agree with what it said I was supposed to have experienced or how I should be feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 4/11/2011

    " It was good. But I wasn't really in a soul searching kind of mood for the month it took me to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maaike | 4/7/2011

    " Some really neat ideas- very Christian and a bit preachy, but okay if you can get beyond that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 4/6/2011

    " All males must read before relationship/marriage. "

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About the Author

Stasi Eldredge is the coauthor, with her husband John, of Captivating and Love & War. She leads the women’s events at Ransomed Heart Ministries and received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Diego State University.

About the Narrator

John Eldredge is the founder and codirector, with his wife, of Ransomed Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people recover and live from their heart. He is the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, and The Journey of Desire. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Stasi, and their three sons. He loves living in the Rocky Mountains so he can pursue his other passions, including fly-fishing, mountain climbing, and exploring the waters of the West in his canoe.