Beauty Begins: Making Peace With Your Reflection – Book Review

Beauty Begins

Beauty Begins by Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha

When you look in the mirror, are you happy with the woman that you see?

Do you see a strong, beautiful woman standing before you – someone whose body you’re proud to live inside of – or do you see a never-ending self-improvement project staring back at you?

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Recently, Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha – the director of Women’s Ministry and pastor to students at The Woodlands Church – surveyed hundreds of young women at their church and asked whether or not, if they had the opportunity to do so, they would change something about themselves.

An overwhelming 70% of those surveyed answered yes, with only 11% indicating that they were “completely content and at peace with their reflection”.

What this means is that most women could benefit from the wisdom that these authors share in their latest book, Beauty Begins – Making Peace With Your Reflection!

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In Beauty Begins, the authors use biblical wisdom and personal experiences to help transform the minds of women – many of whom operate from a place of brokenness – so that they can learn to achieve healthy mindsets about their bodies and their immeasurable worth in the sight of God.

The authors believe that it’s never too late to explore what true beauty means.

When we begin to believe the truth of who we really are and who God made us to be, we’ll be set free to feel beautiful. Our goal in writing Beauty Begins is to encourage all of us to stop believing the lies and to start living the truth.

Beauty Begins is an easy-to-read book that’s full of Scripture, prayers and reflections that will help you to change the way you treat yourself, see yourself, and live.

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I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha

Beauty Begin Authors

Chris Shook is the co-author (with her husband, Kerry) of two New York Times bestsellers, One Month to Live and Be the Message.

Together, they founded Fellowship of The Woodlands, now Woodlands Church, in 1993 right outside of Houston, TX. The church started in their home with a congregation of eight people, and since then, it has become a multi-site church with over 18,000 in average attendance every weekend.

Megan Shook Alpha, Chris’ daughter, is a graduate of Baylor University and now works as the student missions pastor at Woodlands Church.


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4 Responses to “Beauty Begins: Making Peace With Your Reflection – Book Review”

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  1. This book sounds like something both daughter and I need to read. Thank you for the review.

  2. Great review! I think this is something we all deal with so it sounds like an excellent read. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday and hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  3. LaVoice says:

    Sounds like these ladies are doing wonderful work. It is so nice hearing good stories once in awhile. Nothing but bad news most of te time.

  4. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks like a book I’d like to read with my daughters in a few years. Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!

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