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Overview From celebrated Hollywood starlets to the covers of Cosmo, our society seems obsessed with beauty. Actress and Main Floor host Nancy Stafford (best known for her starring role as Michelle Thomas on Matlock) digs below our culture's fixation on outward appearance to show you that true beauty is more than skin-deep. "Every woman has beauty," says Stafford, "but not everyone sees it. I want you to see it." In Beauty by the Book she bares her heart to readers, laying out the Scriptures, promises, and truths women need to know to find their true value. Her liberating reflections will help you see yourself as God sees you -- worthy, lovable, and beautiful.
Publishers Description From celebrated Hollywood starlets to the covers of Cosmo, our society seems obsessed with beauty. Actress and Main Floor host Nancy Stafford (best known for her starring role as Michelle Thomas on Matlock) digs below our culture's fixation on outward appearance to show you that true beauty is more than skin-deep. "Every woman has beauty," says Stafford, "but not everyone sees it. I want you to see it." In Beauty by the Book she bares her heart to readers, laying out the Scriptures, promises, and truths women need to know to find their true value. Her liberating reflections will help you see yourself as God sees you -- worthy, lovable, and beautiful.“Mirror, Mirror, on the W all…”
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see a unique individual created in the image of Beauty itself—one chosen, Cherished, and valued in the eyes of God? If not, you may be looking in the wrong mirror—one distorted by emotional wounds, lies from your past, or the unrealistic standards of our culture.
“Everyone has beauty and worth,” says Nancy Stafford, “but not everyone sees it. I want you to see it.”
Nancy shares her own poignant story and holds up the true mirror of God’s Word—inviting you to see yourself as God sees you, to absorb His truth, and to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the King is enthralled by your beauty!
Nancy Stafford graduated from the University of Florida and reigned as Miss Florida. After landing her first role on the NBC-TV daytime drama The Doctors, she became a series regular on St. Elsewhere and as Andy Griffith's law partner on Matlock. Nancy now hosts Main Floor, a syndicated series featuring the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle trends. She lives with her husband, Larry Myers, a professional musician and pastor, outside of Los Angeles, and frequently addresses women's groups, colleges, churches, and other organizations.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590529812 ISBN13 9781590529812
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More About Nancy Stafford
Nancy Stafford, author of the popular "Beauty By the Book, "was the costar of "Matlock "(Andy Griffith s law partner) and a series regular on "St. Elsewhere, Sidekicks, "and "The Doctors. "Nancy graduated from the University of Florida and reigned as Miss Florida in 1976. She now hosts "Main Floor, "an internationally syndicated TV show featuring fashion, beauty, and lifestyle trends. She and her husband, Larry Myers, a pastor and musician, live on a ranch near Los Angeles, where they have created a place of retreat for artists, leaders, and "just plain folk." Nancy is a popular speaker at universities, retreats, and conferences."
Reviews - What do customers think about Beauty by the Book?
This book will help you and God change how you see yourself Jan 3, 2008
"Beauty By The Book" is a surprisingly insightful book by Nancy Stafford of "Matlock" fame. This life-changing read is loaded with scripture to memorize, encouraging stories, and absolute truth as to why we are so obsessed with physical beauty. Nancy tells it like it is from an experienced viewpoint from both sides of the fence. I thank God that I picked this book up on a whim. It has helped me see myself through His eyes.
A Bridge between a women's heart and God's word Oct 6, 2004
I am currently a senior in college and before I left for this semester of school, my mom handed me the book to read. As I read the book, I saw so many applications to my life in college. One of the main areas I could see the application of this book was in my sorority. Needless to say, it's a place where outer beauty is more often valued over inner beauty. Last year I started a Biblical discussion group in my sorority and I thought that your book would be a great place to start for topics this semester. So I have been using the book for the past 5 weeks or so in my discussion group along with the online Bible Study. The conversations that have come out of this series have been unbelievable. So many young women want to talk about this topic! The intertwining of the essense of beauty with the truth of the Bible in this book is great. I just think that the book provides a wonderful bridge between women who are trying to figure out what words like faith and spirituality mean for them and the truths of the Bible. It makes the Christian life so applicable to people who are seeking God! Thank you Nancy for sharing your story and your resources with me and let you know the powerful impact that your book is having for the Kingdom of God.
A Must Read Jul 2, 2003
I heard Nancy speak on Focus on the Family and I immediately identified with her. I have struggled for many years with many of the same issues that Nancy discusses with such honesty in this book. I've come to realize that I'm not alone and that these types of struggles can be overcome. I appreciate Nancy's honesty and transparency about her own struggles. I still have a long way to go, but this book has given me hope that there IS light at the end of the tunnel. This book is for any woman who has ever struggled with these types of issues. This book touched me deeply and I cried many times as I read. A life changing and powerful book.
TIMELESS AND ETERNAL Nov 11, 2002
Like the green glasses in THE WIZARD OF OZ that distort people's view of the Emerald City, our culture and our past hurts distort our concept of beauty and our image of ourselves. Nancy Stafford's book gently lifts that false image and replaces it with timeless, eternal truths. Written with humor, warmth, compassion and vulnerability, this book will bring hope and healing to all who read it. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't gain from what is written on these pages.
Healing and Hope Jul 23, 2002
As a young Christian actress in Los Angeles, I too struggle with many of the self-worth issues that Nancy addresses in this wonderful book. I found immense healing and hope in this book. Nancy's honesty draws you nearer to her story and her struggles. Her hope sheds light on a topic so often "swept under the rug," even by women. This book is not only for actors, it is for all women. I am sending a copy to all of the women in my life.