Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


Captivating: Unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul - I


That is what I'm reading. It is a very interesting book by John and Stasi Eldredge. And a snippet that I found really good is:

Let me ask you a question: Where is Adam, while the serpent is tempting Eve? He's standing right there: "She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it" (3:6). The Hebrew for "with her" means right there, elbow to elbow. Adam isn't away in another part of the forest; he has no alibi. He is standing right there, watching the whole thing unravel. What does he do?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He says not a word, doesn't life a finger. {I'm indebted to Crabb, Hudson, and Andrews for pointing this out in The Silence of Adam.} He won''t risk, he won't fight, and he won't rescue Eve. Our first father--the first real man--gave in to paralysis. He denied his very nature and went passive.
And every man after him, every son of Adam, carries in his heart now the same failure. Every man repeats the sin of Adam, every day. We won't risk, we won't fight, and we won't rescue Eve. We truly are a chip off the old block. (Wild at Heart)

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  1. I point that out to my husband every once in a while!!! As in, it really helps me follow you IF you are leading:)Wakes him up...but, he really is a sweetie, although, I suspect he'd eat the apple. Ce la Vie, huh?

  2. After reading that passage I want to go out and buy the book. Sounds very interesting.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. I'm intrigued. I'll have to look into it further.

  4. I rented it at the library. You can too!


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