Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection
You are, and always have been, beautiful.
“Beauty begins. That’s the point of this book. Our understanding of beauty got started somewhere and somehow, and probably due to someone. Now that may have been a good start, but then again it may not have. But regardless of what your past looks like, we want to offer up this word of hope: it’s never too late to make peace with your reflection.”
We live in a culture that’s obsessed with beauty. Walk by any magazine stand, turn on a television, or visit the local shopping mall, and you’ll be bombarded with the images and ideals that our culture believes are the epitome of what it means to be beautiful. And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably spent countless hours trying to measure up to this standard of beauty whether you realize it or not.
But if you don’t make peace with your reflection, you’ll end up declaring war on yourself.
That’s where mother-daughter team, Chris and Megan Shook, want to help. In Beauty Begins, they explore the origins of beauty (hint, it didn’t start with a fashion magazine) and challenge each of us to trade the pressure of perfection for God's perfect love.
Poignant, relevant, and relatable, Beauty Begins is for every woman who wants to reclaim what it means to be truly beautiful.
Do you feel beautiful?
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Others may tell you that you’re beautiful, but do you believe them? Why not? Don’t let another day go by without believing and knowing that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
It’s time for you to exchange society’s cookie-cutter suggestions for what is beautiful and instead discover and reclaim what true beauty looks like – and the One who created it.
In Beauty Begins, Chris and Megan Shook share with you their own experiences and struggles with appearance and body image, as well as equip you with the wisdom to distinguish what’s artificial beauty and what’s real. Filled with heartfelt encouragement, insightful challenges, and undeniable truth, after reading Beauty Begins, you’ll never look in the mirror the same way again.
I really enjoyed how each chapter begins with a verse, and then a faith-based quote. Mirrors are the worst for me because I SEE ME. The ideas and stories from their own lives that Chris and Megan have written in this book were so inspiring, and I loved how they explained how PRETTY and TRUE BEAUTY are two different things. "Pretty is WORLDLY " Models, Homes, Cars,Makeup, Hair. Where " TRUE BEAUTY" comes for our Lord and savior, finding your reflection in Jesus Christ , knowing God see's you in HIS refection how amazing is that?? Each chapter has a reflection area at the end . I have been bible journeling before, but this book , I have one just for this book for the prompts and quotes I love throughout this book. I suffer from Clinical Depression and my all time favorite part of this book is where Chris gives her daughter advice on how to not feel sorry for yourself, focus on others who may need your help that are worse off. I wrote down some good stuff from this part of the book. My oldest Daughter is 10 and she has started reading this book and LOVES it so far, so on that note ANYONE can read this amazing little book with 198 pages total. The cover is a Watercolor cover , and it is VERY beautiful! I really love how this book was written so I would recommend this book to any lady young or old who could use a pick me up.
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