Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Choosing True Beauty

By sharing stories from her own life, Kim Meeder wrote the challenging book, Fierce Beauty. Kim is an amazing storyteller and in no time at all I was wrapped up in the story of God's redemption in her life. The book opens up with the story of Kim scaling the side of an icy cliff. I can't imagine ever doing such a dangerous and adventurous thing, yet Kim compared her scary mountainside moment as a way to show our need to hold onto the the Lord. What had placed her in this fear-gripping situation was her zealous desire to do her will, her own way. It was in that moment that she heard God's still, small voice asking her relinquish control to him. She complied and instantly her eyes were open to how stubborn she had been.

God wants to make us strong and courageous women to be used for his purposes. Throughout the book Fierce Beauty, Kim encourages women in what that looks like to fiercely defend beauty that radiates Jesus Christ rather than the fake and temporary beauty that the world tries to sell us. God has given Kim Meeder deeply moving and purposeful insight on how he views his precious daughters. True beauty is most definitely the way we live in Christ and not simply a look.

Click here to read chapter one of Fierce Beauty...

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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