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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a beauty book to study

Today, the UPS driver delivered 3 boxes to my door. Reflecting Beauty is in print and available!  I am grateful to God for this blessing and hope that my journey of discovery in this study will resonate with other Christian women.

I have always been concerned with "why."  Much of my writing has sought to answer the "why" of some aspect of life.  This book is no different.  Beauty attracts us; beauty has power -- why?  Who made it that way?

The issue of beauty is part of life. The soul and gaze of humanity is attuned to beauty and that's how it was created to be by God.  Beauty defines the essence of womanhood; it is in her very soul -not the self-serving, lecherous kind but the good, gentle, luminescent kind.  Women everywhere desire beauty -- why?  Because they're innately vain?  Sinful?  Frivolous?  That's not what the Bible says.

In trying to answer the "why," I was amazed at the pearls of truth nestled in God's Word.  There are stories of women who struggled and who found the answers.  There are tales of beautiful women who honored God.  There is beauty advice.  There are principles every woman can apply to her life.  And, there is the portait of a Heavenly Father who created His daughters to be a reflection of His majesty and who celebrates their special individual beauty as they offer it to Him for His glory.

1 comment:

  1. Valorie,
    Thanks so much for your book. I started reading when I got home last night and am anxious to do the study! I believe there will be thoughts to share with young women I counsel with that are searching for acceptance. You are a blessing and I love you and your family so much. I always look forward to times at the piano!
    Love,
    Jenny

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