Discovering Authentic Beauty around the World
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Let's redefine beauty for our world!
What is beautiful? We spend our money on beauty products, weight-loss programs, and age-defying medical interventions to attain beauty. We set impossible standards and feel bad about ourselves when we don't reach them. Is beauty truly that elusive? Or could it be that our idea of what's beautiful is simply too narrow?
Through engaging personal stories and dramatic before-and-after photography, filmmaker Rebecca Friedlander uncovers the true beauty of twelve women from around the world, empowering us to shatter the lies of rejection, doubt, and low self-esteem. Utilizing compelling biblical truth and questions for personal reflection, Friedlander helps us identify our own personal battlegrounds, celebrate our uniqueness, and embrace God's definition of beautiful.
"This book will create beauty in your life and will give you the tips and tools to paint a path of beauty wherever you travel too!"--Pam Farrel, bestselling author of Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti and 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman
"It is Rebecca's heart that you'd discover your own gifts and value . . . shattering the lies of the enemy with the turn of each page in her new book--and I believe you will."--Andi Andrew, author, speaker, copastor of Liberty Church, and founder of She Is Free
Rebecca Friedlander has been in full-time ministry for fifteen years. As a worship leader, she has copyrighted more than 300 songs and released thirteen CDs. She is also a film producer and award-winning photographer, and her productions include Seeds TV, Girl Perfect, Pioneers, A Southeast Alaskan Odyssey, Spiritual Warfare 101, Celtic Pilgrimage, and Thin Places. Her newest production, Radical Makeovers, is a TV series about beauty, featuring makeovers and testimonies of thirty women from around the world who have overcome image-related issues. The author of eight books, Rebecca lives in San Diego, California. Learn more at RebeccaFriedlander.com.
"If you are like me, you love to be given a front-row seat, a backstage pass, or that red-carpet invitation! I had the honor of seeing this book, and the TV series that inspired it, blossom from a seed to an amazing, beautiful adventure because its very talented creator, Rebecca, took a few weeks in her travels to edit and do a few photo shoots from my home. Not only did Rebecca find beauty all over the world, she teamed with God to create beauty wherever she traveled! This book will create beauty in your life and will give you the tips and tools to paint a path of beauty wherever you travel too!"
Pam Farrel, bestselling author of Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti and 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman
"'God is the Author of beautiful stories.' We want that to be true, and it is. It is Rebecca's heart that you'd discover your own gifts and value through her powerful images of beautifully diverse women and breathtaking stories, shattering the lies of the enemy with the turn of each page in her new book--and I believe you will."
Andi Andrew, author, speaker, copastor of Liberty Church, and founder of She Is Free
"Finding Beautiful is a wonderful book full of intriguing stories that reveal the miracle of the Father's love for His daughters. As my friend Rebecca takes you on a journey around the world, she unearths truths about real, genuine beauty that point us toward the redeeming love of the Father. You will love these stories and find new ways to show your unique beauty to those you love and make your mark on the world with the internal attributes that truly make a woman beautiful. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your amazing journey with us and pointing us always toward the beauty of a life led by none other than the Author of beauty Himself, Jesus."
Jennifer Strickland, author of Beautiful Lies, Girl Perfect, and More Beautiful Than You Know; former professional model; speaker; and founder of URMore.org
"From California to Paris, Rebecca Friedlander has searched for stories of true beauty. Not stories of glitz and glamour but stories of women who know their identity in Christ and have let their beauty overflow to those around them. Pick up this book to redefine your own beauty and learn how to share it with others."
Shannon Ethridge, MA, life/relationship coach, international speaker, and author of the million-copy bestselling Every Woman's Battle series
"Transformation is God's idea. But Rebecca Friedlander has shown with clarity that the will to change is ours alone. With before-and-after pictures that speak a thousand words, compelling testimonies, and thought-provoking questions that will ignite your own transformation, Finding Beautiful is unlike any other book I've ever seen. Can I be next? Will you?"
Laura Harris Smith, CNC; author, Seeing the Voice of God, The 30-Day Faith Detox, The Healthy Living Handbook, and Get Well Soon; host, theTHREE
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