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Trade Paperback
224 pages
Jan 2009
Harvest House Publishers

Becoming Spiritually Beautiful

by Sharon Jaynes

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Review:

Sharon Jaynes’s Becoming Spiritually Beautiful is an insightful mix of biblical wisdom and personal experience. It focuses on revealing truth to women that is often overlooked or distorted in today’s society. The book provides women with the knowledge that their beauty comes from who they are spiritually, not just how they look. Jaynes acknowledges, however, how legitimate women’s struggles with appearances are, and offers realistic advice on overcoming these struggles. Sharon Jaynes has taken 1 Peter 3-4 and made it into a helpful guidebook for ladies. “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.”

Jaynes is a real woman writing to real women. She is easy to relate to, and is well versed in the Bible. Her writing can get cheesy at times, typically the very end of chapters, but her use of metaphors adds greatly to the book as a whole. There are valuable illustrations that will help the reader remember the main points of each section.

Jaynes knows that there is more to healing past hurts and integrating new truths than simply the mind, and so she incorporates the body, soul, and spirit into each of her lessons. She identifies commonly believed lies (about image, about weight, about fashion, about grace and charm, about education and money), and provides the reader with biblical truths to counterpoint them. God’s Word is used frequently to reinforce Jayne’s points and is used in a sound, reliable manner.

Becoming Spiritually Beautiful would make a great addition to any woman’s personal library. Although it can be mildly corny in passing moments, the wisdom it provides makes up for it tenfold. Sharon Jaynes has taken every woman’s struggle and turned it into a surmountable obstacle through the power of biblical truths. – Sarah Sawicki, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Book Jacket:

In Becoming Spiritually Beautiful, popular author Sharon Jaynes gently shares how becoming spiritually beautiful is something full of promise and possibilities. Spiritual beauty brings new beginnings, fresh faith, and the hope of a beauty unique in the universe...the beauty of a woman who * overcomes lies about herself and sees the truth * believes that God has a good plan for her life * leaves the past in the past and finds peace in the present Readers will discover that true beauty is not based on external adornments—it’s really all about what goes on inside a woman. In letting God transform their hearts, minds, wills, and emotions, women will see that knowing and loving the Lord is better than anything else.