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Thomas Nelson Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - DVD

Did your childhood dreams involve a beautiful princess (you), a dashing hero, and great adventure? John and Stasi Eldredge share their unique insights on the core desires of women. Invite your friends to join you on a journey of spiritual self-discovery and deep community. Includes five DVDs with ten 30-minute sessions and a resource CD-ROM with invitations, facilitator's guide, and more.
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Review 1 for Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - DVD
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Date:August 12, 2013
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Rachel Schick
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I really wanted to love this study, I would even settle for liking it. Not happening. I absolutely love the book. I think every woman on earth should read the book. I have never read anything like it for women and I cannot express how valuable a resource it is. If you haven't read it, do it now! It is a book that will heal your heart instead of just fill your head or set you up for failure with an unmanageable system, like so many other books geared towards woman do. With that said, I am seriously disappointed in the study, both the videos and the study guide. First of all I was bothered that the study is designed with the expectation that every woman reads the book entirely before the 10 week study and then rereads it during the 10 weeks. That is way to much to ask from a busy lady. With that expectation they then arranged some of the weeks/chapters in the study so that it is not sequential (beginning to end). That made more work for me. My ladies were not able to read the book in advance so I had to make a detailed schedule of the reading and work. I sat down and figured out which pages in the study would match their sequential reading of the book. I don't feel the content of the study guide was anything special. Next, the videos are not well executed. They are WAY too long and really not that good. They are at best a time filler. I was expecting, or I should say hoping for, a brief yet powerful teaching to add to our reading/work and to stimulate discussion time. The videos take us into the discussion time of a group of women, including Stasi Eldredge. Why would we watch something we could just do ourselves? There was no new teaching or revelation and some of the stories were ones we had already read about. I only showed the videos a few times and edited them down. The only video we enjoyed in full was the week with the men in it. I must tell you I am typically a glass-half-full kind of girl and I can usually get something out of anything...but not this study. Maybe it was because I loved the book so much, and I could almost see and taste how great the study COULD be... I recommend you read the book and if you feel led to do a study on it, don't fuss with the DVDs and study guide. Either make your own study(do you have the time, because I don't) or scrap it entirely and just have a book discussion and let Holy Spirit lead it for you. That is pretty much what ours evolved into.
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Review 2 for Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul - DVD
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Date:September 21, 2010
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C. Royal
This is an enlightening and transparent view into our lives, needs, and desires.Thank you!
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