About Beauty Begins
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.
Beauty begins is a great way to develop understanding of beauty to make peace with your reflection. I think that we live in a culture that can become obsessed with physical beauty. We can see so many images walking by magazine stands, television shows, social media outlets, and if you visit local shopping malls. Like most women you might have questioned your beauty and the standards that society holds for beauty. However, this amazing book sheds a different light on beauty. That’s where the mother daughter team Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha help as they explore the true origins of beauty. They challenge us to trade the pressure of perfection for God’s perfect love. Beauty begins is for every woman who wants to reclaim what is truly beautiful!
I love that this wonderful book is created by the mother-daughter team of Chris and Megan Shook where they openly share their own experiences and feelings about appearance and body image. I really enjoyed reading how beauty begins in the heart of God. HE has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11. Generations of women have become casualties in this war of self-worth. It is very important to make peace with your reflection to overcome obstacles that women face in this society such as eating disorders, low self-esteem and low body image. Beauty begins in the heart of God, and HE placed that longing for beauty in our hearts. Would you rather be described as beautiful or pretty? This is a question that many women ponder throughout our lives. However, the truth of the matter is that real beauty begins at the cross. On the cross Christ took our ugliest sins, mistakes, and failures, and replaced them with the beauty, forgiveness, purpose and one day heaven. Beauty begins in a love that never ends!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.