This week, I'm giving away THREE copies of Stasi Eldredge's book, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You. Stasi is coauthor with her husband John of the bestselling classic, Captivating. A teacher and conference speaker, Stasi leads the women’s ministry of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God. She is also the coauthor with John of Love and War. Her books have sold nearly 3 million copies. Stasi lives with her family in Colorado.
I recently had a chance to ask Stasi a few questions about her new book:
Margaret: For readers who aren’t familiar with Becoming Myself, what is the main idea?
Stasi: The main idea in Becoming Myself is found in 2 Corinthians 3:18: “And we all, who with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” That is such good news! We are all on the journey of becoming our truest self but there are things we can do to actively participate with God in our transformation and hasten the process!
What were the biggest challenges or struggles during the writing process?
When I am inspired, writing flows easily. When I am not inspired – oy. Besides the discipline of making myself sit down and work when I’d rather be doing anything else, some of the biggest challenges in writing this book came in the editing. There is so much more I wanted to say that at times it feels I am merely skimming the surface of important subjects. Plus, I am not a woman of few words – so honing, clarifying, and deleting passages was tough.
What has been the greatest encouragement in your writing experience?
What encourages me deeply is hearing from women who tell me that I put into words that which they already knew and experienced but didn’t have the words to express themselves. And that reading what I have written helps them to believe that all the fabulous things God says about them in the Bible is true, encourages them to pursue Jesus and brings them healing and hope. There’s nothing better than that!
What do you hope will happen in the reader’s heart and mind after they finish Becoming Myself?
Great question! My hope is that after reading Becoming Myself women are infused with hope and fall more deeply in love with the God who made them. From the safe and healing place of being boundlessly loved, my prayer is that women embrace who they are and step boldly forward to offer their unique gifting and calling that the Body of Christ – and the world – so desperately needs!
Check out the trailer for, Becoming Myself.
Congratulations to this weeks winners: Bill, Stacy O'Neill, Jenny
What is one trait or gift that God has blessed you with?