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The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue

on May 24, 2012

About the book from Booksneeze:

Learn with Lily and her friends just what it means to be beautiful in God’s eyes—inside and out!

In a society so focused on the idea that external beauty reigns supreme, it can be difficult for young girls to figure out what “true” beauty is all about. This unique and creative book for girls ages 7–11 answers the common questions girls ask during this often confusing and overwhelming stage in their lives in an inviting and conversational manner.

Filled with fun quizzes, imaginative activities, and cool illustrations, The Beauty Book offers cool, relevant information about everything from great hair styles to tattoos, from skin care to clothes, and much more. Above all, the message that God-confidence is beautiful is highlighted on each and every page.

 

My Opinion:

 

As a mom with two daughters I’m always on the look out for books that inspire godly beauty and Biblical insights into being a girl.  The Beauty Book is definitely one of those books that I’m glad to be able to share with my girls.  My daughters are 10 and 7 and as they get older they are struggling to find out who they are and who they are supposed to be according to God – and having this book along side us while studying the Bible is exactly what we need.  I’m not saying I agree with everything in the book, I don’t think girls need to get their hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks – I trim mine maybe once or twice a year – and don’t have issues with hair not growing or with split ends.  However the advice given to girls is that if your parents say no, then it’s no, and maybe you can bring it up again in X months.  Right before I wrote this review my 10 year old asked if she could dye her hair green – um, no!

 

As girls mature younger and younger, they are going to have questions about their bodies and this book does a great job in answering those questions without taking away the parent’s involvement.  There is mention of breasts and shaving but if your daughter is reaching or has reached this point then it’s really a non-issue as it’s handled very well and from a Biblical standpoint of how to deal with the changes.  This is not a book to answer in depth questions such as body changes, but more in how to take care of their temple – their body, as they go through changes that have them unsure of themselves and the others around them.

 

**Disclaimer:  I received this ebook from Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.

 

 

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