Soul-Deep Beauty: Fighting for Our True Worth in a World Demanding Flawless (Paperback)

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Soul-Deep Beauty: Fighting for Our True Worth in a World Demanding Flawless (Paperback)

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We Are Being Lied To

It's time to get honest with ourselves. Culture's beauty standards are messed up. We all know it, and we all think we can resist the pull to look a certain way. Yet most of us--our daughters and nieces too--still strive for a broken kind of beauty and feel I'm. not. good. enough.

For Melissa Johnson, a marriage and family therapist, this lie eventually led to battling an eating disorder. Through that experience, she saw that chasing broken beauty breaks women in so many ways. She also realized that true, soul-deep beauty is not impossible--it abounds in us and all around us. And now Melissa's on a mission to help you

- uncover the hidden damage cultural lies about beauty have on your mind and soul
- reconnect with God, in whose image you are made
- walk away from shame and striving
- love yourself--and others--unconditionally

True beauty is the fullness of life we are longing for. It's the reality that blows our minds, affirms our true worth, and invites us into an adventure that meets our deepest longings. And it's true beauty that will save us if we open our eyes to it.

"Nothing is more shattered or more misunderstood in our lives than beauty. On our own, we are unable to recapture God's vision for it, and every generation needs guides who can reintroduce it to us again for the first time. In Melissa Johnson, we have such a guide."--CURT THOMPSON, MD, author of
The Soul of Desire and The Soul of Shame
Melissa L. Johnson is a marriage and family therapist, as well as a spiritual director. She is also the founder of Impossible Beauty, a blog and podcast dedicated to redefining beauty as "the life of God at work in us and among us." Melissa lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband. Learn more at impossible-beauty.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764241659
ISBN-10: 0764241656
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English