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Beauty Begins : Making Peace with Your Reflection

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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. "show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 23mm | 300g
  • Multnomah Press
  • Sisters, United States
  • English
  • 1601427298
  • 9781601427298
  • 668,888

About Chris Shook

CHRIS SHOOK is the co-author (with her husband, Kerry) of two New York Times bestsellers, "One Month to Live" and "Be the Message." Together they minister at Woodlands Church outside of Houston, Texas. Her daughter, MEGAN SHOOK ALPHA, is a graduate of Baylor University and works as a pastor to students at Woodlands Church.show more

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Praise forBeauty Begins In Beauty Begins, Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha have written a vibrant, heartwarming book for women of all ages who live out the universal struggle to see themselves as beautiful. Through their personal stories, biblical insight, and practical wisdom, this mother-daughter duo gives us down-to-earth advice on how to see ourselves clearly through God s eyes of acceptance and love. I can t wait to share it with my granddaughters! Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick; international speaker; and best-selling author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn t Enough In an age of superficial beauty and supermodel icons, our friends Chris and Megan offer a Christ-centered alternative that begins with the heart of God. Here s a wise and wonderful guide to where true beauty begins and to the confidence and contentment that come from it. Lee and Leslie Strobel, authors of Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage True beauty begins when you make peace with your reflection. That s why Chris Shook and her daughter, Megan, have taken the risk to talk about a topic that is often difficult for women to discuss self-image. The result is an invitation for ladies of all ages to join this conversation. Pastor Steven and Holly Furtick, cofounders of Elevation Church, Charlotte, NC Beauty in the eyes of the world is distorted. In Beauty Begins, Chris Shook and her daughter, Megan, point women of all ages to the source of true beauty: the heart of God. They reveal that God s heart is for women to be full of beauty, full of joy, full of peace. Let Chris and Megan clear your vision and teach you the truth of who God made you to be. Matthew Barnett, cofounder of the Dream Center and author of God s Dream for You "My friends, Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha, have written a wonderful new book called "Beauty Begins." In it this powerful mother and daughter team share their insights and wisdom, born from their own experiences, to help women everywhere overcome negative perceptions about themselves and to learn to love and respect the person God made them to be." Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas"show more
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