Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Backwards Beauty

I get it. Using reverse psychology to get people to do what you want them to. I didn't really like the title/subtitle of this book, but I enjoyed this book overall. It was mainly written for high school girls (or at least girls living with their parents still based on a few lines in the book), so just be aware of that if you're looking to buy this as a twenty/thirty-something.

I like connecting with authors and I think Jessie and I could be friends in real life.

I liked how she had extras you could check out at the website. Jessie ended every chapter with a written prayer and small group questions you could use if you wanted. I did not use them, but I could see how this could be a good book for a high school girls' study.

Jessie had a way of convicting you about things but also helping you realize you are not alone by mentioning that she struggles, too. She covered everything from beauty/makeup to food and exercise. She uncovered the ugliness of pride and jealousy in women's lives.

"There's nothing as beautiful as a smile. A smile shows confidence, joy, and peace with yourself. A smile is contagious and brings life to the people around you" (63). That's great because smiling's my favorite, to quote ELF. :)

Are we willing to listen to what God says about us over the voices in our heads that come from other people or ourselves?

A lot of great principles can be found in this book. I recommend this to young women to gain perspective on the topic of beauty.

I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  

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