“Captivating” by John & Stasi Elredge

John and Stasi are at it again. Updating and revising a bestseller, this is the woman’s equivalent of “Wild at Heart.” While every boy and man out there wants to know if they have what it takes (the knight in shining armor), every girl and woman need to know a simple thing: are they captivating? Are they a princess worth fighting for? Are they beautiful? John and Stasi write together, with a collection of experiences and anecdotes, to address how G-d answers that question. You are captivating. You are beautiful. You are worthy. And the Creator knows you by name, created you, and loves you deeply and intimately.

 

I attempted to read through this book, but I’ll have to be honest – I’m not much of one who’s deep into reading books about women, or motivational tools for the feminine soul. While this book is not for me, it may just be for the female reader in your life…

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“Plan B” by Pete Wilson

“Plan B” by Pete Wilson excellently addresses the focus of the book: “what do you do when G-d doesn’t show p the way you thought he would”? He starts by simply addressing, as a matter of fact, that we often tend to put G-d in a box. But what happens when we have our Plan A for life and it goes to the south? Everyone has a Plan B, everyone has a challenge, a choice, a decision to make. How we make that decision, how we grow, is defined by who we are in Christ.

 

Wilson does a pastor’s job at writing a book – he covers all the basic points of his counseling for his parish, all in this book, without inappropriately sharing details. For those looking for a “new” concept, this isn’t for you. But one shy of interpersonal interactions will find this book to be a good alternative to having the “personal counseling” session…

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“Living in the Zone” by Kyle Rote Jr.

“Living Life in the Zone” is a 40-Day Journey through different areas of life that every man will face at some time. Designed for men with families, this devotional will take you deeper with Christ in a sports-themed fashion. Taking the style of so many other devotional books, you are asked to commit a short period of time to the concept of having this plan guide you in your relationship with G-d, family, friends, life, love, money, sports, and more. Definitely a men-only read, not out of anything that’s too “manly,” but just themed for the average man, playing heavily on what culture defines as a man.

 

Personally, this book did not exceed my expectations of a devotional, and would not make it on my list of reading efforts, if it weren’t for the request from Booksneeze…

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