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"The average fourth grader in the U.S. is on a diet. Four out of five women in the U.S. are dissatisfied with the way they look. The average woman is 5’4”, 140 pounds. Twenty-five years ago, models weighed eight percent less than the average woman. Today, models weigh twenty-three percent less. God has made various body types – only one of those is the tiny frame we have dubbed the prototype supermodel. She makes up five percent of the population, yet young women are literally dying to look like her. They are dying to be something they can't - somebody they weren't meant to be." ~Jocelyn Hamsher
It's no secret that millions of people (especially women) have issues with body image, eating disorders and low self esteem. From a very early age, little girls are taught that skinny it desirable and being "over weight", "big-boned" or "chunky" just doesn't measure up.
Jacelyn Hamsher has taken on these lies of the enemy in her book, Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat?: Breaking the Cultural Mirror. This book is less of a self-help book and more of a conversation with a close girlfriend. Hamsher has woven scripture throughout to remind the reader that you are beautiful, loved, valued and priceless regardless of size. You will leave seeing yourself through the eyes of the One who created you instead of a distorted world view. Each chapter has discussion questions at the end, making it great for book clubs or small group studies. See what others are saying and how it has changed their lives and perspectives*:
This book invites you to be yourself. The truths expressed within hug the reader with the love and acceptance of God. I loved the warmth, humor, and transparency this author uses to communicate a very sensitive topic. Gems of wisdom are written on every page and we are invited to live "real" before God and others. The overall message came through loud and clear: we are miraculously made and loved by God, our bodies and our lives are uniquely His, and we have divine purpose, every day, in Him.... no matter what our age. ~lw6
As an R.N. I liked the information on our aging bodies and the advice on how to mentally and physically prepare for this. The information was right on! Being 41 years old, it also showed me I am not alone in fighting this battle of my aging body. I recommend every teen/woman read this book. Us woman need to learn to value our bodies, love, and appreciate them. This book reveals that we should not compare our bodies to one another, and use our bodies in the way Christ intended them to be used. It is a MUST read! ~ktroyer
This book challenged me to be the woman that I have always wanted to be by letting go of the world's ideas of what I should look like and how I should act. It reinforces that the only opinion that matters is God's and that his love for us is so unconditional. Such a great reminder! The questions at the end of each chapter are thought-provoking and would spark great discussion among friends. I highly recommend this book to all women. It's a must read! Enjoy! ~knpennington
I am so excited to be able to share this great book with you all!! Circle of Friends Ministries is hosting a book tour and BBM is one of the stops! They have been generous enough to offer one paperback copy for us to giveaway. The winner will be announced Monday, April 30.
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