Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection

Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection


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You are, and always have been, beautiful

“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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601427298
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CHRIS SHOOK is the co-author (with her husband, Kerry) of two New York Times bestsellers, One Month to Live and Be the Message. Together they minister at Woodlands Church outside Houston, Texas. Her daughter, MEGAN SHOOK ALPHA, is a graduate of Baylor University and works as a pastor to students at Woodlands Church.

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Note to the Reader 

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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

Notes 195

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