Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets. The trap that baits you into thinking you must sacrifice your self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. Nicole launched Project Inspired in 2010 (www.projectinspired.com), a website for teen girls that analyzes pop culture and explores ways girls can live in their authentic beauty.
In Project Inspired, Nicole shares tips for you to stay true to yourself—to how you were created to be—as well as how to dress modestly yet fashionably, how to make a positive difference in the world, and how to enjoy your teen years while standing firm in your faith. With photographs, real behind-the-scenes stories from inside the fashion world, and an honest look at living a life that looks great on the outside and feels great on the inside, Project Inspired is a book you’ll turn to time and time again.
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Nicole Weider is a former model and actress who founded the online community Project Inspired, which focuses on helping girls find their inner beauty. Nicole is married to Eric, and lives in California with their son. Visit her online community at www.ProjectInspired.com.
Kristin Billerbeck is the author of numerous Christian novels, hitting the CBA bestseller list and winning the coveted ACFW Book of the Year in 2004 for What a Girl Wants and again in 2006 for With this Ring, I’m Confused. She has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitition and been seen on the "Today Show" for her pioneering role in Christian Chick Lit. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.
Table of Contents
What Does It Mean to Live a Project Inspired Life? 9
Chapter 1 Where Is Your Star? 11
Chapter 2 True Beauty & Your Wardrobe Essentials 23
Chapter 3 Defining Your Look & Must-Have Accessories 41
Chapter 4 Beauty Favorites & Skincare Secrets 57
Bonus: Etiquette: A Guide for Project Inspired Girls 70
Chapter 5 Inspired for Eternity 73
Chapter 6 Friendships & Fun Activities 91
Chapter 7 Navigating Entertainment 105
Chapter 8 Guarding Your Mind & Body 115
Chapter 9 Boys, Heartbreak & Relationships 125
Chapter 10 Dating Tips for Project Inspired Girls 141
Chapter 11 Overcoming Depression 149
Chapter 12 Sharing the Gospel & Inspired for Life 161
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was so intrigued when I saw this title and read the summary of the book! I am always looking for good Christian books that will help guide my daughter as she grows into the woman God wants her to be. I feel there is more pressure on girls today to be someone they are not. Nicole was a model and had everything she thought she wanted from the time she was little. She had wanted one of those fancy stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was on her way to reaching that goal when she landed an ad job for a radio station. She didn’t know what that life would exactly look like at all when she dreamed of it as a young child, and she personally found out that that way of life was not what she really wanted. Nicole uses her story of gaining that fame and life “She wanted” to start her mission of what God wanted for her life. She launched www.Projectinspired.com as a result of her experiences. She wanted to create a safe place for teen girls to talk about teen topics in a safe place away from bullying and pressures of the world. She wanted a space where girls could come talk about things like boys and fashion from a Christian perspective. Back to the book now, throughout it’s 12 chapters Nicole uses bible verses, tips and personal experiences to talk to young women (many things in this book could apply to any woman, I think). She talks about things like True Beauty and your Wardrobe Essentials, Defining your Look and must have accessories and finally Boys, heartbreak and relationships. When I first saw the topics in the book, I was a little leery. I have always told my kids that if someone is worried about the brand you are wearing, the makeup you don’t have on yet or who you are dating they may not be your true friends. I wasn’t sure a book that focused or talked about such materialistic things would be a good one. I was wrong! Thank you to Nicole for writing a book (and launching the site) focusing positively on teen girls! Life during these ages is so crazy and so delicate with hormones, maturing and finding your place teen girls need a place they can feel safe and get support and advice from a Christian, accepting place. I would recommend this book to girls and young women ages 13 and up. One thing I LOVE was Nicole’s tips for dating. Specifically dating or not dating until you are 18. This is something that I think we don’t stress enough. I hear so many kids at such young ages talking about boy/girl friends it saddens me. I teach Sunday School to 2nd graders and guess what? They are already talking this way! Yep at 8 years old! There is so much time to find out that part of your life. Your relationship change so much from a childhood one to an adult one as we mature. There is so much drama associated with teen romances that I feel are unnecessary. Thank you Nicole for stating this also!
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This book is about Nicole's life growing up and her desire to be a model as well as how she achieved that goal. It is also about the reasons that did not bring her satisfaction, and how she turned to Jesus in the midst of her depression and downward spiral. After recognizing that her true identity could only be found in Jesus, her goal is now to be a role model for girls who are searching for the same recognition she was looking for. It starts out with her personal story, and then moves on to tips she offers girls. Tips such as wardrobe essentials, modesty tips - how to determine a good length for a dress. She talks about the pressure girls (and even women) feel to compare themselves with airbrushed pictures of models that are practically unachievable. Nicole worked in a clothing store in the mal, and for a while thought it was really cool, until she became aware of the subtle "sex sells" and the lies it offers teenagers as they try to measure up. Nicole offers tips on body shape and styles to suit your own type, beauty and skincare tip. But Nicole doesn't keep her tips to outward beauty alone. She also addresses inner beauty, spiritual gifts, roadblocks, and friendships both good and bad. Music, now that's a topic for conversation, and Nicole is not afraid to talk about it. What kind of music should our teens be listening to? How to choose a husband? What kind of guy to date or avoid? Sex before marriage? This book has something to say about all of it, from a godly perspective. It encourages our daughters to guard their minds and bodies. I would say this book is worth investing in. It has beautifully colored pictures, exclusive tips, Bible verses, and so much more. It's a book I would want my daughters to have. Nicole also has a website for girls where they can share their hearts and ask questions. I've read some great articles there. I received this book from iconmediagroup in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.
I no sooner pulled this book out of the packaging and my daughter had it in her hands and devoured it in twenty-four hours. So I thought why not let her review it, someone who the book is geared toward? I decided to do it in an interview format. This the opinion of a thirteen-year-old girl. What would tell your friends this book is about? Beauty and Jesus. What is your favorite part of the book? The chapters True Beauty and Your Wardrobe Essentials and Defining Your Look and Must-Have Accessories. What was your least favorite part of the book? It was all good :) Would you recommend this book to your friends? Definitely. Why did you like this book so much? Because I’m very much into beauty, fashion and Jesus. Her answers are short but I can tell you so loved the book and went on about it, showing me different things and then looking up Nicole’s website. Anything that draws my daughter closer to Jesus I am all about :) A copy of this book was given to be in exchange for an honest review.