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Who Calls Me Beautiful?: Finding Our True Image in the Mirror of God

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
This book skillfully chips away at the facade of femininity—the belief that a woman’s body is more important than her character. Patiently pointing to Scripture, author Regina Franklin convincingly argues true beauty starts inside and radiates outward.
Paperback, 138 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Discovery House (first published 2004)
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Danielle Collins
Jul 01, 2008 Danielle Collins rated it it was amazing
this is a really good book. It taught me that God sees the beauty in me and how to see it. If your strugging with appearance (like me) read this book. It is a short book ... about 140 pages but really good. If you want to borrow it...I have it. I can mail it to you if you live far away. Its worth reading it. I promise
Micaela
Jul 11, 2013 Micaela rated it it was amazing
Excellent, excellent book!! I'm glad i took my time going through it, soaking it in. A touching book that has truly helped me in my struggle with beauty. i highly recommend it :)
Skylar Burris
May 29, 2009 Skylar Burris rated it liked it
Shelves: christianity
This is for any Christian woman who has self-image problems, particularly if they are physical self-image problems (which are common in today's instant-access-to-air-brushed-perfection-image-driven world). The author encourages women to root their self-worth in God. The book is temporarily uplifting, but whether the effect lasts is another issue. Like many Christian books of this nature, it's a little short on the "how to" component. Yes, we should root our self-worth in God and stop caring so m ...more
Joyce
Jul 18, 2016 Joyce rated it really liked it
This is my autographed copy. We heard the author speak in Waukesha.
Absolutely wonderful! Learning to see ourselves as God sees us, women in particular. Self-image in the mirror of God.
p. 36, 55 "When we abandon ourselves to a passionate life of worship, we see God's beauty and find our own--in Him. When we lose ourselves in a life of worship to an omnipotent God, we find the purpose for which we were created." The world's "standard of beauty becomes meaningless."
Mallory
Nov 04, 2013 Mallory rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-living
A frank, honest look at a topic too rarely covered in church circles. Franklin opens up to her own struggles with the meaning of beauty and acceptance, acknowledging that the doubts don’t stop even after marriage. She draws from various aspects of popular culture and literature in order to emphasize the world’s distorted view of beauty when contrasted with God’s. I learned a lot. I know how critical I can be of myself, but never thought of the effect it might have on others. We all need to be mo ...more
Sam
Sep 08, 2012 Sam rated it it was amazing
"How can I like what I see when I gaze with worldly eyes upon an image that was not created by the world?"

Regina Franklin is a brilliant woman of God. Beauty is one of my greatest weaknesses, and as I read this book, I found myself matching more and more the descriptions of women in bondage. It's ironic, because if you were to ask any of my friends, I'd highly doubt they'd consider me insecure in my physical beauty - in fact, they consider me confident in my self-worth and practicing a definitio
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Marcie
Jul 28, 2016 Marcie rated it it was amazing
This should be required reading for every teenage and adult female. It is so insightful and she has such a grasp on the Bible and how applicable it is to our bodies and how we view them. Actually, maybe it should be required reading for all males too! Want my husband and my daughters to read it.
Melissa
Mar 27, 2016 Melissa rated it liked it
I particularly liked the chapters about beauty after pregnancy and how culture has affected young girls - and those of us who are grown up - into being obsessed with the world's idea of perfection. The author includes her own struggle with self-image, as well, which I appreciated.

While it had some awesome thoughts, overall, it wasn't a fantastic book. I think it was wordy and repetitive at times. It was a good read but not a great read. Many of the thoughts included were things I needed to be r
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Mrs. Priscilla M. Dicus
Apr 12, 2015 Mrs. Priscilla M. Dicus rated it it was amazing
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A must read for all girls and mothers!
Elsa
Oct 02, 2014 Elsa rated it it was amazing
Wow I learned a lot about beauty and God. It is truly amazing how much God loves us and how he has shown himself unto me after reading this book.
Ramonita Rodriguez
such a wonderful little book to instill in a woman a sense of self worth based on who created her...not based on what society thinks of females...we are beautiful because our Creator says so...and that's the truth!a must have in any library...a good devotional and conference book!
Karen Voigt
Apr 13, 2008 Karen Voigt rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2008
I am not one usually to preach about holy/ god books, but this book was inspiring, it really made you think about who you are, no matter what your religious back ground is.
Jodena Richmire
Aug 18, 2011 Jodena Richmire is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Would be great for a teen ministry for girls. Great self esteem building resource. A must read.
Rose
Jul 13, 2013 Rose rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.

It's such a good book for girls who are struggling with their image...like I did growing up.
Oksana  *Bookaholic*
Aug 29, 2012 Oksana *Bookaholic* rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all women
Recommended to Oksana by: Cari :)
Shelves: 5-star
I thought this was an amazing book. It was very honest, and voiced the concerns of women everywhere.
Stephanie
Sep 28, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Great book. Very thought provoking! Will probably read again sometime.
Lisa Solak
Jan 07, 2013 Lisa Solak rated it did not like it
Shelves: bailed
The author needs to call the waaaambulance...ugh Did NOT like at all.
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Elena
Jan 17, 2011 Elena rated it liked it
awesome for girls...
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