Saturday, July 3, 2010

Redefining Beautiful! ~Book Review~

Several months ago I recieved the Book Redefining Beautiful by Jenna Lucado and I love it! I have heard Jenna speak at Revolve Tour 2 times now and I love the message she has for girls! In her book she pairs up with her dad Max and speaks to teen girls about what Beautiful really is! Each chapter is easy to read and has a Beauty Tip, and questions to get you thinking and journaling! This would make a great teen girls bible study, small group book or even for girls (of all ages) to read on their own. I love that Jenna writes as if she is speaking directly to you. The chapters are short but filled with great information, scripture, personal stories and most chapters have a note from Max. She writes about how important fathers are in the lives of thier daughters, but stresses that no matter how good or bad your earthly father is, your heavenly father is there and loves you and sees the value in you. One of the biggest things I got out of this book was learning to see yourself the way God sees you. If we could see ourselves and others they way God does we could get rid of the "mean girl" syndrom and begin to see the value in ourselves and in one another. This book says all the things I want my daughters to know and believe about themselves! I am excited to be using this book this fall for the Middle School Girls Study!

I love the letter Max wrote to Jenna and her sisters and plan to some how make this apart of our study/time together! I think this would be great framed, handwritten and given to any girl/woman as a sweet reminder, they are loved!

Dear____________(insert your name)
I have a special gift for you. My gift is warmth at night and sunlight afternoons, chuckles and giggles and happy Saturdays. When it's stormy out there, I want you to be safe with me. This is what I want to give you.
But how do I give this gift? Is there a store that sells laughter or a catalog that offers kisses? No. Such a treasure can't be bought. But it canbe given. And here is how I give it to you.

Your Gift is a promise: it's the promise that I will always love you. I will never leave you. You'll never wake up to find me gone. You'll never find that I have run away. You'll always have me as your Dad. And I will always cherish you as my daughter.

That is my promise.
That is my Gift.
Your Heavenly Daddy

Have a Beautiful Day!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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