bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating(adj)
capturing interest as if by a spell
"bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman"
that captivates; fascinating
having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles
Captivating is a popular and controversial book in the American/Christian market. Published in 2005 by John Eldredge and his wife Stasi, it proposes that women have three core desires: "to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty.". It also proposes that God made woman as the "Crown of Creation", an embodiment of God's beauty, mystery and vulnerability. The concept of woman as the "Crown of Creation" has become the subject of much controversy surrounding the book, critics claiming that it exalts women above men in the Creation. The book rejects the idea of an ideal woman and explores biblical scripture from the view that God desires woman to embrace her glory, rather than fear her femininity. Captivating is a companion to Wild at Heart, also by John Eldredge, and argues that its model of femininity complements men's innate desires for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. The authors use scriptural analysis, personal experience, and interviews with others as their basis for their argument. The book has received considerable criticism from people both within and outside of the Christian sphere. Many argue that the authors' personal experiences add too much bias to a book intended to address wide human conditions; many claim that the authors' scriptural analyses are incorrect.
The numerical value of captivating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of captivating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Anyone who tries to argue that 'The Bachelor' is a feminist franchise is kidding themselves, but I'd also argue that it's retro-ness is what makes it both captivating TV and a fascinating teaching tool.
See, many people can recognize an enchanting world within every raindrop rested atop the petals of a blossoming pink dahlia, but fail to notice how captivating they can still be when sat upon faded glass.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
Change is always good when managed properly, and we mustn't be afraid of it at all. In my view, a Comfort Zone may offer the security, but it's only after stepping out of the Comfort Zone that we find our true potential, brilliance extraordinaire and captivating creativity. So we should always welcome the Change, and most importantly, must manage it smartly.
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