Friday, March 16, 2012

More Beauty, Less Beast - Book Review

Title – More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre
Author – Debra M. Coty
Publisher – Barbour Publishing Inc.
Date of publication – March, 2012
Number of pages – 224

*Litfuse Publicity Group has provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of "More Beauty, Less Beast" to read in order to write my honest review.*

About The Book:
With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner beast that unexpectedly pounces, roaring and shredding, as it threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within.  In More Beauty, Less Beast, women will find simple, practical techniques for embracing the true beauty rightfully theirs as cherished daughters of the King.  Whether jaded by emotional wounds, unrealistic standards, or lack of confidence, this laugh-out-loud, girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouragement will help women transform their destructive inner beast into the exquisite beauty they were always meant to be.  
About The Author:
Debora Coty is an occupational therapist, a piano teacher, and a freelance writer.  She is also involved in the children's ministry at her church and is an avid tennis player.  Debora began writing to fill the void when her last child left for college, and it has since become a passion.  Debora has a real knack for getting across sound biblical concepts with a refreshing lightheartedness as attested in her monthly newspaper column entitled "Grace Notes: God's Grace for Everyday Living." 
Visit Debra Coty at www.deboracoty.com for more about her and her books.

Now for the good stuff... MY review!
More Beauty, Less Beast was very … Interesting!  The author has a very appealing way of writing that keeps you engaged.  The book is very informal and written so that those who are young in Christ can really understand and appreciate her relationship with God while building his or her own relationship with God and with themselves.  This would be an excellent book for Women’s groups, church groups, study groups, and book clubs.  The end of each chapter includes three questions under the title of “Taming the Beast”!  The end of each chapter is what makes this an excellent book for any group setting.  The groups can discuss the questions together, or a group leader can assign the questions as homework for individual inner-reflection.  The book contains sound biblical scriptures in every chapter as well as a scripture index.
I would not recommend the book for daily devotional reading or for Christian women who are more knowledgeable of the word and have a solid relationship with God.  Nor for women who have already mastered and tamed their inner beasts!  The book seems too simplistic for the more mature Christian woman who SHOULD HAVE already conquered these demons … but you never know they may need a refresher course!  Oh, and if you like the color pink the book is very “girly” and eye-catchingThis book is sure to be a book club/Women’s Group Favorite!  On a scale of 1-10, I would give this book a solid 8!
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Guess What?? Debora is hosting a $150 Visa Cash Card Giveaway and throwing a fun "Divine Beauty" Facebook party on 3/22!
Enter Today and Save the Date-3/22!


Smooches! Happy Reading!
Regina
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