Wednesday, February 17, 2010

REDEFINING BEAUTIFUL by Jenna Lucado

THE SUMMARY: In a culture that defines beauty as only skin deep, Jenna Lucado challenges preteen and teen girls to define beauty in a new light--what God sees when He sees you. She encourages girls to embrace their unique traits and learn to wear eight life accessories: security, identity, value, love, self-control, peace, joy, and contentment.

THE MESSAGE: Jenna digs deep into her top eight life accessories and shows why girls should desire God's view of beauty. She encourages girls to trust that no matter what, they have a God who loves them; to know who they are and whose they are; to know they are treasured; to know God's love for them so they can love others; to make good decisions; to believe God is in control; to know the source of all joy; and to find contentment in who God made them to be.

THE PRESENTATION: The book is designed to be introspective and reactive. Jenna leaves room in the book to write thoughts and answer questions. She offers physical beauty tips--everything from using sunscreen to creating healthy bedtime routines. Her dad, well-known author Max Lucado, also offers his two cents occassionally, providing a fatherly perspective.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Having daughters, I appreciated Jenna's frankness and realness. I desire my girls to grow in true beauty, and this book offers a solid foundation on that journey.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their Blogger Review 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 Commissions's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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