The Back of the Book: You are captivating …
Why do little girls love to dress up in twirling skirts? Wh do they dream of a day their prince will come and together they will live in a great adventure? Because that is the heart God set within every woman. That is the role she was created to play – to be a valiant and beautiful woman whose life changes the world.
Why do most women abandon those desires when they grow up? ‘Seriously now,’ John and Stasi Eldredge write, ‘picture the women we hold up as models of femininity in the church. They are sweet, they are helpful, they are busy, they are disciplines … and they are tired.’
Life is harsh on the heart of a girl. And a woman. Remember your fairy tales – the villain always goes after the Beauty. The story of your life is the story of the long and sustained assault on your heart by the one who knows who you could be – and fears you. But every story also has a Hero. The story of your life is also the story of the long and passionate pursuit of your heart by the God who comes both to ransom and restore you as a captivating woman.
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, become the woman you truly are. Just as Cinderella was invited to the ball, God is inviting you to a great Romance with him. ‘The eyes of his heart are ever upon you. The King is captivated by your beauty.’