Beautiful in God's Eyes for Young Women: Looking Good from the Inside Out [NOOK Book]

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Have you ever struggled with your body image or in a moment of depression asked, “Why am I ugly?” Bestselling author Elizabeth George wants you to experience the confidence of knowing that you are beautiful in God’s eyes.

Many young women struggle with eating disorders or distorted body images because they believe the world’s version of ultimate beauty, perfection, or femininity. They are deciding, based on those lies, that they are too ugly, ...

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Beautiful in God's Eyes for Young Women: Looking Good from the Inside Out

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Overview

Have you ever struggled with your body image or in a moment of depression asked, “Why am I ugly?” Bestselling author Elizabeth George wants you to experience the confidence of knowing that you are beautiful in God’s eyes.

Many young women struggle with eating disorders or distorted body images because they believe the world’s version of ultimate beauty, perfection, or femininity. They are deciding, based on those lies, that they are too ugly, too fat, too different—too unloveable.

It’s time to give your body image a makeover by using God’s truth as your mirror. Surround yourself with inspiring Bible verses and Elizabeth’s encouraging guidance to discover purpose and confidence you’ve only dreamed of having. If you want to see something really beautiful—take a look at the incredible young woman God made you to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736955225
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 629 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 7 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God’s Own Heart® (more than 1 million copies sold) and A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart. She’s also a popular speaker at Christian women’s events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.

Biography

Elizabeth George was happy that her first novel was rejected.

Scratch that. She's happy now. At the time, it wasn't her best day. But the notes from her editor helped her realize that she had written the wrong book and chosen the wrong leading man. She threw out her Agatha-Christie/drawing-room-whodunit model in favor of a more modern police procedural set in the world of Scotland Yard. She promoted a minor character to her leading man, the handsome, aristocratic, Bentley-driving Thomas Lynley. And she invented a partner for him, the blue-collar, foul-mouthed, messy Barbara Havers.

"I was very lucky when the first one was rejected, because the editor explained to me why," George told the Los Angeles Times in 1999. "I had written a very Agatha Christie-esque book and she said that wasn't the way it was done. The modern crime novel doesn't have the detective call everyone into the library. It must deal with more topical crimes and the motives must be more psychological because the things you kill for are different now. Things like getting rid of a spouse who won't divorce you, or hiding an illegitimate child, or blackmail over a family scandal -- those are no longer realistic motivations."

And so, in A Great Deliverance, her first published novel, she opens with the decapitated body of a farmer, his blood-splattered daughter holding an ax, the horrified clergyman who happens on to the crime scene, and a rat feasting on the remains. Nope, not in Agatha Christie territory anymore.

George began writing as child when her mother gave her an old 1939 typewriter. When she graduated from high school, she graduated to an electric typewriter. But not until she graduated to a home computer (purchased by her husband in the 1983), did she actually try her hand at a novel. At the time, she was a schoolteacher and had been since 1974. But with the computer in front of her, she has said, it was put-up-or-shut-up time. She finished her first manuscript in 1983. But her first book wasn't published for five more years.

Though the Lynley/Havers novels are set in England -- as are the tales in her first book of short stories, 2002's I, Richard -- George is a Yank, born in Ohio and raised in Southern California. Maintaining a flat in London's South Kensington as a home base for research, George has been an Anglophile since a trip as a teenager to the United Kingdom, where she ultimately found that a British setting better served the fiction that she wanted to write. "The English tradition offers the great tapestry novel," she told Publishers Weekly in 1996, "where you have the emotional aspect of a detective's personal life, the circumstances of the crime and, most important, the atmosphere of the English countryside that functions as another character."

Readers have made her books standard features on the bestseller lists, and critics have noted the psychologically deft motives of her characters and her detailed, well-researched plotting. "A behemoth, staggering in depth and breadth, A Traitor to Memory leaves you simultaneously satisfied and longing for more. It's simply a supreme pleasure to spend time engrossed in this intense, well-written novel," the Miami Herald said in 2001. The Washington Post called 1990's Well-Schooled in Murder " a bewitching book, exasperatingly clever, and with a complex plot that must be peeled layer by layer like an onion." The Los Angeles Times once called her "the California author who does Britain as well as P.D. James." And in 1996, Entertainment Weekly placed George's eighth novel, In the Presence of the Enemy in their fiction top ten list of the year, where she kept company with John Updike, Frank McCourt, Stephen King, and Jon Krakauer.

In her mind, each book begins with the killer, the victim and the motive. She travels to London and stays at her flat there to research locales. And she writes long profiles about what drives her characters psychologically. The kick for the reader isn't necessarily whodunit but why they dun it.

"I don't mind if they know who the killer is," she has said. "I'm happy to surprise them with the psychology behind the crime. I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity not in their happiness."

Good To Know

The original model for Lynley was Nigel Havers, the nobleman and hurdle-jumper in the film Chariots of Fire whose butler placed champagne flutes on the hurdles to keep him from knocking them over. She named Barbara Havers as an homage to the actor.

On page 900 of the rough draft for Deception on His Mind, George changed her mind about the identity of the killer.

George's ex-husband is her business manager.

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    1. Hometown:
      Seattle, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 26, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Warren, Ohio
    1. Education:
      A.A. Foothill Community College, 1969; B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1970; M.S. California State University
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    Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite Elizabeth Georg

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    Elizabeth George wrote Beautiful in God’s Eyes for Young Women to teach young women how to be beautiful on the inside. God is not as concerned about His children's outer beauty as He is about their inner beauty. He provides believers with an ultimate beauty makeover that goes to the very depths of your heart. In Proverbs 31, we find the makeover that Ms. George talks about in this book, and this study will give you what you need to be that ‘Proverbs 31' woman. There are twenty chapters that take you through the entire book of Proverbs. Each chapter is short, and broken down into sections so you easily understand what you are reading. At the end of each chapter there are study questions, and enough space to write the answer to each question.

    I have always enjoyed reading and studying Proverbs 31, and I enjoyed this study by author Elizabeth George. She has made this book of the Bible very easy to study and understand by explaining in detail what each verse is talking about, adding her own tips, principles, and insights to make each page enjoyable. And I really like that just before the study questions, Ms. George ends each chapter with “An Invitation to Beauty,” giving valuable tips and insights on how to bring that inner beauty to the outside for the world to see. I strongly encourage each young lady reading this review to get a copy of this book and study it faithfully. Beautiful in God’s Eyes would also be a wonderful small groups study or for use in a Sunday school class.

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