GIVEAWAY & Review of "The Beauty Book" (The Lily Series) by Nancy Rue
Check-out my review of "The Beauty Book" and...
make sure you enter the give-away for your own copy at the end!
The Lily Series, written by popular author Nancy Rue, is a series written for girls ages 7-11, and stars Lily Robbins and her friends as they grow and discover that the most important beauty is the true beauty God put inside each of them. The Beauty Book is a companion book to the fictional series that starts off with Here's Lily! Each chapter deals with a different aspect of beauty, from the first chapter that appropriately assures girls that God made each girl exactly the way He intends them to be, to chapters on hair, skin, make-up and clothes. Each chapter features a "GIRLZ Want to Know" section where Lily and her friends pose questions that the author answers with godly wisdom and which also provides practical advice. There are also short and interesting quizzes that help show girls areas they need to work on, as well as sections called "Talking to God About It" which guide girls in praying to God about every part of their life - and their body - teaching them that he cares about every part of them.
The Beauty Book is a book that parents everywhere should plan on putting into the hands of their pre-teen daughters. My own daughter was fascinated with the book, interested in everything from the imaginative illustrations to the neat facts contained in the book about how to care for your body. But what my wife and I are most impressed with about the book is how clearly it highlights the fact that God knew exactly what he was doing when he created each girl to be unique and beautiful in their own way. How fantastic that a book on beauty includes references from the Bible and prayers to God! Who better to talk to than the very creator of the body that is undergoing such mysterious changes? Any girl who reads this book will walk away with some practical ideas about how to take care of their outward beauty while feeling assured that God truly loves them and has made them beautiful, inside and out. In a culture that seems obsessed with outward appearance, this book is a breath of fresh air and gets my parental seal of approval.
Highly recommended, I award this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
About the author...
Nancy Rue is the author of 110 books, including 9 novels for adults, 17 for teens, and 60 for tween readers, as well as 2 parenting books, 32 non-fiction books for tweens and teens, and the features for the FaithGirlz Bible. Her Lily Series, published by Zondervan, has sold well over one million copies. Her ability to relate to a wide audience has made her a popular radio and television guest and an in-demand speaker and teacher for writer's conferences across the country. She has been a regular keynoter for The Young Writer's Institute and Virtuous Reality Ministries, and now anchors Zondervan's Beauty of Believing Tour for FaithGirlz, which draws thousands of tween girls and their moms. Nancy is also the founder of the "Writing for Children and Youth Conference" in Glen Eyrie, Colorado. Her latest titles include The Reluctant Prophet for adult readers (David C. Cook) Limos, Lattes, and My Life On the Fringe (Zondervan) for teens, and That Is SO Me (Zondervan), a year-long devotional for tweens. A student of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, sponsored by the Upper Room, Nancy continues her own spiritual journey even as she writes and speaks for mothers, daughters, and would-be writers about theirs. For more information, visit her website at www.nancyrue.com.
I am giving away 1 copy of The Beauty Book to readers from the U.S. and Canada, graciously provided by the publisher! To enter do the following:
1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, move on to step 2.
2. Leave a comment answering the question of how YOU learned to be content with who God made you to be.
++ Please include your email address so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.
That's all there is to it. Contest Ends May 19, 2012. Good luck!