I requested to review this book because so much emphasis/pressure is put on appearance these days. I know I fall prey to this mindset daily as well. I have always struggled with how I looked and how I didn’t feel as pretty or wasn’t as skinny as other girls. This started for me when I was like 11 or 12 and I still struggle with it even in my 30’s. Not only did I want to read this book for me, but I wanted to read it for my little girl. I don’t want her to struggle or go through the same mindset/thinking that I have dealt with my whole life.
To be honest…there is nothing in this book that I haven’t heard before. However, with that being said I enjoyed having everything laid out in one place and I feel like the concepts flowed smoothly through the book. I thought it was neat that this book is written by a mother and daughter team. It gives an interesting perspective into how what mothers think about/see themselves translates to their daughters.
The main focus of this book is helping people realize that they are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s eyes. No matter how the world may define beauty (and the world’s definition of beauty has definitely changed throughout the years), true beauty is from the inside and realizing that God made each person special and that our focus should be on Him and not what the world thinks.
At the end of each chapter there are some questions for personal reflection to help the reader through what their thoughts are on this subject and why they might think that about themselves. I originally thought this book appeals to readers of any age, however, there are parts that make me think it is geared toward younger readers (junior high/high school). However, honestly that is about the time that most girls are needing to hear this truth. The truth that God’s definition of “pretty/beautiful” is very different than the world’s definition. With that being said, I still think that it is a great read/reminder to women of all ages as well that true beauty comes from inside.
I really enjoyed this book and will be recommending it to all my friends! There are a lot of parts that resonated with me and I am hoping to instill a lot of these thoughts/values/beliefs into my daughter’s life as she gets older.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.
Until next time…Keep it simple!