Sarah Bragg is minister to female students at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, a large church in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. For two years she was student ministries intern at Saddleback Community Church, where she worked under Doug Fields, pastor to students. She is currently pursuing an MA in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She struggled through the agony of body image problems and an eating disorder for more than ten years, from her childhood through college. Sarah speaks regularly to large audiences of teen girls, singles and women's audiences in church settings, at schools, at retreats and at conferences. Sarah and her husband, Scott, are founders of Switch Ministries, a ministry that challenges young adults to recognize the lies of the world and realize their purpose in life by providing relevant ministry resources and events. Switch Ministries will also be bringing “The Promise,” a popular conference for mothers and daughters, to cities nationwide.
Body. Beauty. Boys.: The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselvesby Sarah Bragg
Body. Beauty. Boys. Many teen girls pick up the message early that these three things will totally determine their future happiness. They become devoted to these three things to the exclusion of all else. Their friends and family may not recognize it, but their every waking moment is consumed with thoughts of their body and appearance, which leads them to drastic,… See more details below
Body. Beauty. Boys. Many teen girls pick up the message early that these three things will totally determine their future happiness. They become devoted to these three things to the exclusion of all else. Their friends and family may not recognize it, but their every waking moment is consumed with thoughts of their body and appearance, which leads them to drastic, destructive measures in their lives. This book offers encouragement, advice and guided journaling for girls in those critical years of battling their body image.
- New Hope Publishers
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- 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
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It has become very easy in today's world for females to gain a negative body image. Whether this comes from the media, their peers, or general assumptions they make on their own, it's typical to hear a female, regardless of age, state that they don't like their body. For teenagers, this problem is especially true. For Christian teens trying to live up to the expectations of Christ, it may seem to be a problem that's insurmountable. It's time that we combat that, and books like BODY, BEAUTY, BOYS help to teach us the right way to view ourselves.
This book contains eight main chapters for consideration: How Does a Girl Survive in a Barbie World?; Blurred Vision; Lies I Believed and the Truth That Set Me Free; A Portrait of Freedom; How to Worship God with Your Body; Accountability: Having a Friend and Being a Friend; God Wants to Use Your Past; and What Is Your Focus? Author Sarah Bragg uses practical wisdom, biblical passages, bible study questions, and a place to write down your answers to pointed questions to help you improve your body image.
Although BODY, BEAUTY, BOYS is definitely geared towards Christian teens, it's a book that all female teenagers would do well to take a look at. The knowledge it contains is perfect for everyone, and the facts and figures put forth in the book don't apply only to those of faith. This book would make a great gift for any teenager in your life, whether they're suffering from a negative body image or not.