Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review: Project Inspired by Nicole Weider with Kristin Billerbeck

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Zonderkidz, 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 how to post about it

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And now a new book perfect for the new school year!


Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets. The trap that baits you into thinking you must sacrifice your self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. Nicole launched Project Inspired in 2010 (, a website for teen girls that analyzes pop culture and explores ways girls can live in their authentic beauty.
In Project Inspired, Nicole shares tips for you to stay true to yourself—to how you were created to be—as well as how to dress modestly yet fashionably, how to make a positive difference in the world, and how to enjoy your teen years while standing firm in your faith. With photographs, real behind-the-scenes stories from inside the fashion world, and an honest look at living a life that looks great on the outside and feels great on the inside, Project Inspired is a book you’ll turn to time and time again.


This certainly isn't the first story of a beautiful woman who became a model, and then realized the cut throat world was not for her, as it took her away from her Christian beliefs and morality. But what it IS is a guide for pre-teens and teens that shows how you can be beautiful, inside and out, staying true to your faith and still be modern and hip. As you can see from the picture above, her recommended dressing tips are on the classic side, and even the 'edgy' look on the right, is something every parents would breathe a huge sigh of relief over! Skin care and makeup tips are also along the same line. Nicole takes a simple idea and shows how she applies it, to show how you do not have to be over the top in your look and attitude.

The book is based on Nicole's website, and the website would be a great way to see more of the themes (dating, friendship, faith in motion) from the book in action, and great way to change the discussion to a web-based media discussion between parents and teens. This is a lovely book and I highly recommend it for the 13-14 yr old crowd, to get girls off on the right foot!

About the Authors

Nicole Weider is a former model and actress who founded the online community Project Inspired, which focuses on helping girls find their inner beauty. Nicole is married to Eric, and lives in California with their son. Visit her online community at
 Kristin Billerbeck is the author of numerous Christian novels, hitting the CBA bestseller list and winning the coveted ACFW Book of the Year in 2004 for What a Girl Wants and again in 2006 for With this Ring, I’m Confused. She has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitition and been seen on the "Today Show" for her pioneering role in Christian Chick Lit. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.

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