Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of Enough Already in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe?
Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. Enough Already will:
- Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own.
- Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws.
- Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.
From Barbara’s site:
What would it take for you to believe that you are enough already?
How long do you stand in front of the mirror before you start listing all of the things that you wished that you could change about yourself?
I wish I was thinner…Why couldn’t my nose be smaller?…Oh, these hips!
I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and sigh with disappointment. Yes, I love Jesus, but I still get discouraged when I see fine lines around my eyes or armies of cellulite overtaking my thighs.
What do we do when what we see in our mirror makes us miserable?
In my new book, Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty, I share biblical teaching and stories from my own ugly struggle with beauty. Over the years, God has shown me how to see beauty through His eyes and not just my own.
I have always struggled with feeling beautiful or enough. This book has really opened my eyes on how I see myself. Now, instead of seeing wrinkle after wrinkle and roll after roll, I am now seeing the beauty of Jesus in my smile, the love of a Savior in the twinkle of my eyes, and YES – I am realizing that I am enough just. like. I. am.
I am shocked that it took this book to make me see this, but I think every woman out there needs this reminder. I am so thankful that I got a chance to read this book.
You can grab a copy on Amazon for only $11.99 for paperback or $9.99 for your Kindle.
How do you see yourself?
About the author:
Barbara Roose is an African-American, wife, mother, and pastor with a passion for creatively communicating God’s truths in a manner that is relevant and easy for people to apply to their lives. In February 2002, she joined the staff at Cedar Creek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Currently, she is the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation. For the past eight years, she has had the privilege to serve as periodic teaching pastor to 10,000 (average) weekly attendees. Since 2010, she has spoken at various women’s conferences in the U.S. and Honduras. In October 2012, she was a guest speaker for best-selling author and former Women of Faith speaker, Nicole Johnson’s Seasons Weekend Experience. Barbara and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and live in Toledo, Ohio.