Item description for Who Calls Me Beautiful?: Finding One True Image in the Mirror of God by Regina Franklin...
Overview In this book Franklin skillfully chips away at the belief that a woman's body is more important that her character. Patiently pointing to Scripture, she convincingly shows that true beauty starts inside and radiates outward. It is this proper biblical understanding of God's design for women that empowers them to move beyond the cultural standards and the world's "ideal woman." When you see yourself as God see you, as He created you, suddenly you have the freedom to be the unique woman you are created to be in Christ. And you can then pass this legacy on to other generations of women.
This book skillfully chips away at the facade of femininity—the belief that a woman's body is more important than her character. Patiently pointing to Scripture, the author convincingly argues true beauty starts inside and radiates outward.
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Studio: Discovery House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Discovery House Publishers
ISBN 1572931256 ISBN13 9781572931251
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More About Regina Franklin
Regina Franklin has taught high school English in both public and private schools. Working alongside her husband, who is a full-time youth pastor, Regina feels a strong burden for young women in their church. She and her husband, Scott, have two children and live in Georgia. Regina is also the author of "Who Calls Me Beautiful"?
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quite good Feb 2, 2008
A skilled writer, Franklin, who has had years of experience with youth, addresses the topic of female's perception of her own beauty. This book is aimed at single or married ladies, in hopes that they will learn to define beauty the Lord's way and pass it on to the younger ladies around them. I was watching out for "self-esteem" (as opposed to Christ-esteem!) talk, since I imagine that would commonly be discussed in this arena. But for the most part I was quite pleased with Franklin's treatment of the topic. She teaches women to find their beauty in Christ and to listen to the truth of God's Word rather than the lies of the world or even just people who speak carelessly. The following are a few quotes from the text:
"Scripture is the mirror of beauty through which we view ourselves."
"In worship, false pretenses and artificial longings--our own or those of others-- fall away before a holy, awesome God. When I stand and consider the majesty of His name and the works of His hands, my weight, my height, my cup size, and my hairstyle cease to matter."
"The world is all too ready to plant its philosophies regarding women and beauty in the hearts of young girls.. .the message is...a girl's sexuality is her beauty. However, it is a message of death. Satan desires to destroy the hearts of young girls through the destruction of their bodies."
An Insightful Look into the Fulfillment of Woman's Longing Jun 13, 2007
I do not know a woman who hasn't, at some point, fiercely desired to be beautiful but felt she didn't measure up. Our culture shouts this message from the rooftops: "You are ugly and worthless. You are inadequate. You are nothing compared to the girl on the cover of that magazine."
But Regina Franklin says that this must end now. We, the women of today, must put an end to this inaccurate and caustic view of beauty. We must find our identities in Christ and allow Him to give us the beauty that makes us shine, inside and out.
Regina Franklin approaches this topic with infinitely more depth and insight that is apparent in the other "beauty books" I've read. Every assertion is backed by Scripture. Literary allusions pepper the book, illustrating the application of these truths. Mrs. Franklin's style is engaging, and her personal experiences are shared often, making the book more relatable to the reader.
Who Calls Me Beautiful: Finding Our True Image in the Mirror of God exceeded my expectations astoundingly. Please, ladies, if you struggle with a desire to be beautiful, do not pass this book up.
For Who Calls Me Beautiful Mar 20, 2006
I recommend this book to any girl or women. It helped me identify the underlying issues in my life and actually do something about them. It was inspiring and ultimately showed me how to free myself from estreme self conciousness.
Who Calls Me Beautiful Feb 25, 2006
A refreshing look at how to discern a woman's beauty in today's world looking through the lens of God's word and His eternal truths rather than through the lens of outward appearance.
opened my eyes to truth -- closed my eyes to the media Feb 23, 2006
This book was a source of encouragement to me to stop looking at what the world (and all types of media) claims that beautiful is and start to see God's defintion of beauty. I only wish I was able to read this as a teen or while in my 20's. It not only encouraged me but the study questions at the end of each chapter helped to propel me to do something about it. I now have a better self-image than before I read the book and I can now look at media as more fairy-tale than reality.