You will hardly find me with a non-fiction book. I don't like reading them, I disagree with most of them, and I think fiction is the bee's knees.
But Ms. Downs has changed my opinion. This once. ;)
Ms. Downs brings us a book all about learning to love ourselves and how to praise God with our bodies. My expectations were set. I was ready to disagree. But I was happily disappointed. Instead, I was smiling and laughing at Ms. Down's down-to-earth writing and I was thinking through everything she said. I loved the first two chapters so much I corralled my cousin Tabitha into reading through the book with me!
Through the book, Ms. Downs discusses mind, eyes, ears, mouth, shoulders, heart, hands, stomach, knees, and lastly feet. At the end of every chapter she's formed little "activities" which include Bible verses to read, words to look up in the dictionary, and things to think on. I accepted all her advice at the end of each chapter and performed some (sadly not all, but I will go back and do them!) of the "activities".
To conclude, Ms. Downs makes you feel like you're her best friend. She shares stories from her personal life, recipes which can be found in the Appendix, and gives solid advice. I highly, highly recommend this book to every teenage girl.
Perfectly Unique: Praising God from Head to Foot will release early September.
Back of the Book:
Your body is an instrument.
No, it’s not a flute, or a guitar (I hope).
It is a sacred and original design by a master craftsman with a specific plan and purpose.
That’s a pretty big deal.
head to foot, the way you view your body is directly connected to how
you serve God. Seriously. From the thoughts you think to the steps you
take, every part of you is linked to the divine.
Perhaps you are
struggling with your body image or are trying to make sense of why God
made you as you are. Maybe you are looking for new ways to understand
Scripture or to love God more fully. Either way, this book will take you
on a thoughtful, funny, and spirit-filled exploration of the way you
were designed and will help you better honor the Creator by learning to
value his perfectly unique creation (yourself!)
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I received this book from Zondervan's Good Teen Reads in return for an honest review. Thanks!