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The desire of my heart is to become the person God dreams of and share those dreams with others; to unleash personal and corporate creativiy within the church, overflowing it with passion and freedom while searching for the face and character of God.

Monday, March 27, 2006

You are Captivating!

Remember when I said my camera was broken? During that time you got posts with out pictures...... I also said I was reading a whole lot, 3 or 4 books at one time...... Well John and Staci Eldredge (john wrote "wild at heart" for the men) together they co- authored a book called "Captivating. " Unveiling the Mystery of the Woman's Soul.

Women you will LOVE this book.

Why do little girls love to dress up in twirling skirts? Why do they dream of a day their prince will come and together they will live in a great adventure happily ever after?

Why do women abandon those desires when they grow up? Seriously? it routine, chores, demands, loneliness, emptiness, just the day to day living.

Life is hard on the heart of a girls. And women. Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heat the most precious dreams. She long to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the sleeping beauty of the story- But every fairy tale also has a Hero. The story of my life(your life too) is also the story of the long and passionate pursuit of your heart by the God who comes both to ransom and restore you.

The message of Captivating is this: My heart and your heart matter more than anything else in all creation. The desires we had as a little girls and the longings we still feel as a women- they are telling us of the life God created us to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of our story, to rescue our hearts and release us to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly Captivating.

Staci says Eve was created as the crown of creation, the image bearer of an intimate, passionate, and captivating God. This book is an invitation to become that again. Just as Cinderella was invited to the ball, God is inviting you to a great romance with Him, "The eyes of his heart is ever upon you. The King is Capitvated by your beauty."

I read it once but it is worth a re-read. Anyone interseted in a study? Let me know.

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