“Beauty begins. That’s the point of this book. Our understanding of beauty got started somewhere and somehow, and probably due to someone. Now that may have been a good start, but then again it may not have. But regardless of what your past looks like, we want to offer up this word of hope: It’s never too late to make peace with your reflection.”
We live in a culture that’s obsessed with beauty. Walk by any magazine stand or turn on a television and you’ll be bombarded with the images and ideals that our culture believes are the epitome of what it means to be beautiful. And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably spent countless hours trying to measure up to this standard whether you realize it or not.
But if you don’t make peace with your reflection, you’ll end up declaring war on yourself.
That’s where mother-daughter team Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha want to help. In Beauty Begins, they challenge each of us to trade the pressure of perfection for God's perfect love. Poignant, relevant, and relatable, Beauty Begins is for every woman who wants to reclaim what it means to be truly beautiful.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
Note to the Reader 1
Section 1 The Beautiful Truth
1 The Distorted Reflection 5
Beauty Begins in the Heart of God
2 The Mirror Addiction 23
Beauty Begins with My Sacred Reflection
3 The Selfie Obsession 39
Beauty Begins Where Self Ends
Section 2 The Beautiful Struggle
4 The Beauty of Brokenness 57
Beauty Begins in Total Surrender
5 The Daily Battle 73
Beauty Begins but the Struggle Doesn't End
6 A Beautiful Team 95
Beauty Begins with the Right Friends
Section 3 The Beautiful Rebellion
7 Fashion Rebel 117
Beauty Begins from the Inside Out
8 Cultural Revolution 137
Beauty Begins When Complacency Ends
9 A Beautiful Legacy 155
Beauty Begins and Never Ends
Addendum: A Challenge to Men Kerry Shook Jordan Alpha 173