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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Author: Jenna Lucado
Special Thanks to: Thomas Nelson Books
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400314283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400314287

Not feeling very beautiful? Learn what beauty is from God's perspective.

Revolve speaker Jenna Lucado has teamed up with her dad, Max Lucado, to bring girls a fresh perspective on what they need to live a life of peace, joy, and confidence. What does God see when He looks at them? And how does a girl catch that vision?

Jenna reveals life accessories that are essential, and which single accessory is a real must-have to give teens a look they love-a look that says they are comfortable with who they are and secure and confident. What's the all-important accessory? Love from a father. But what happens when there is no loving father in sight, no daddy to tell them they are beautiful?

Through conversational "girl time" Jenna reveals that when we look to God as our Father, He can change our focus, our look, and our lives. With affirmation from Max, Redefining Beautiful will change the way girls look at God, themselves, and the people around them.

This was a read that hit close to home for me. I was always considered nerd girl, or four eyes in school. We all hate something about ourselves that we think defines us. For me, looking in the mirror was one of those horrible morning rituals that I did not look forward to while growing up. Now that I have read this book, I look at myself in the mirror and find myself finding the positive in myself. We don't all have to be the same in the looks department. We are each unique and what we think is ugly in ourselves, others find it as a beauty they love to look at. I am glad I had the chance to read and review this book. I am giving it to my daughter as she struggles with the teen years and as she tries to find her style. Yes, she has the all black going on and I have learned that it's okay to let her do it. It's what defines her. This is a wonderful read for teens going through the struggles of finding their style and self.


Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

At first this book had a 3 flame rating. But as J. Kaye pointed out in my comment section, I did really enjoy this book. So the more I thought about it, she was right. It really did deserve at least the 4 flame rating. Just because it is one I wouldn't normally buy, but one that did touch close to home and gave me a warm feeling.



Blogger J. Kaye said...

Sounds good, but why didn't you feel this was a five flame. What was it that made a difference if that makes sense?

October 20, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Amy J said...

I usually reserve my 5 flames for books that will stay on my bookshelves and be reread by me. Four flames for books that I would buy and 3 flames for books that are great for rainy day reads to check out from the library. Something I wouldn't normally buy. I think I need to redo my flame description.

October 20, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger J. Kaye said...

The review sounded like a five or four flame. I was just curious as to why the book didn't make that ranking. Does that make sense?

October 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Amy J said...

Just 3 because it is not a book I would normally read. Not something I would reread either. Great for gifts or for a quick read from the library. I did find it a good book though.

October 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

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