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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre by Deborah Coty


Welcome to our stop on the 'More Beauty, Less Beast' blog tour!

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I love Deborah's books- they are always filed with humor, warmth, and a sense that you could be best friends, so I was quite happy to review her latest book!

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Synopsis: Award-winning author Debora Coty's newest book More Beauty, Less Beast brings humor and lightheartedness to the issues all women relate to in heavier moments. With wit and empathy, Coty addresses common body issues, our obsession with aging, and what God might have to say about it, all by helping readers laugh at her own story and share in the lessons she learned. With refreshing insight, she shows us a different perspective of how biblical, godly characters face their circumstances.  


Here's an excerpt from the intro:


"Like Too Blessed to be Stressed, this book is all about looking and feeling our incredible best! About experiencing greater healing, joy, peace, and beauty in our lives. I’m talking inner and outer beauty.


Above all, I want to help you realize that you’re more than a number on a scale. That your worth isn’t dependent upon whether you’re a B cup or a DD. That chia pet hair or a Clark Gable mustache or wide load jeans do NOT make you ugly.


True beauty has nothing to do with dress size. When God measures a woman, the tape measure doesn’t go around her hips, it goes around her heart.Trying to fix up our outsides while ignoring our insides is like hanging diamond earrings on a donkey. In the end, self-respect is the only beauty secret that really works.


So c’mon with me, sister. Let’s subdue those vile inner ogres and shine up our tiaras! It’s time to introduce the world to the beautiful women we were always intended to be."


About the Author: Debora Coty is an occupational therapist, a piano teacher, and a freelance writer. She's also involved in the children's ministry at her church and is an avid tennis player. Debora began writing to fill the void when her last child left for college, and it has since become a passion. Debora has a real knack for getting across sound biblical concepts with a refreshing lightheartedness as attested in her monthly newspaper column entitled "Grace Notes: God's Grace for Everyday Living."


Review:  Deborah deals with the travails of the beauty industry and our dependencies on them, in chapters about faith, patience, kindness, joy, love, confidence, self-esteem, grace and even marriage! he primary thought is that we ALLOW exterior beauty and the allure of beauty products, to override our sense of self-worth, and God's grace. We need to take what God has given us, and us those gifts as our strengths, and let them override our weaknesses.


This book would be excellent for a women's or teen girls bible study group, as it deals with behavior and what God wants from us. Each chapter is illustrated with a (usually) funny tale, along with actions and thoughts that could, or did, make the sample situation better. She gives you relevant bible verses for the chapter at hand. She then questions about the topic, chapter and verse, that are thought provoking. At the end of the book the bible verses are indexed, for quick look ups as well. 


The book would also be a great Mother's Day gift for a friend, sister or Mom! So I am happy to be able to offer this review copy up for giveaway!


AND come back when you're done, as Deborah is hosting an extra special giveaway as well, I will have a separate blog post about it!



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Disclosure / Disclaimer:  I was offered this book, free of charge,from Lifuse, via bookblogs.ning, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told what to say about it.  

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