Saturday, April 11, 2015

Enough Already

Enough Already (Abingdon, March 2015)

Recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others.

Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn't care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn't kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up.Enough Already will:

-Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own.
-Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws.
-Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.
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About the author: 

Barbara Roose
 is an African-American, wife, mother, and pastor with a passion for creatively communicating God's truths in a manner that is relevant and easy for people to apply to their lives. In February 2002, she joined the staff at Cedar Creek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Currently, she is the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation. For the past eight years, she has had the privilege to serve as periodic teaching pastor to 10,000 (average) weekly attendees. Since 2010, she has spoken at various women's conferences in the U.S. and Honduras. In October 2012, she was a guest speaker for best-selling author and former Women of Faith speaker, Nicole Johnson's Seasons Weekend Experience. Barbara and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and live in Toledo, Ohio.

First of all we have all had those thoughts of if only i was prettier, skinnier, taller, shorter and so on. This is what this book speaks about. As a society that idolizes the celebrities and focuses so much on outer beauty the author urges us to look at ourselves as Christ sees us. While the world looks at us from the outer beauty God looks at our heart.
The author, Barbara Roose also encourages us not to compare our self to others. She shares practical advise for our outward body concerns while also sharing truths to adorn our true beauty of the heart.
I would recommend this book for ladies of all ages. It can be used for a bible study group or for self study. At the end of each chapter there our group discussion questions and personal journaling questions.

I've been given this book free from Litfuse  in exchange for a review. 

1 comment:

Barbara Roose said...

Thank you so much for posting the book review. I'm so thankful that God used the content of the book to encourage and bless you!