Whenever Christa Black looked in the mirror, she was waging a war with herself. Her hatred of her face and body drove her, as a young woman, into frantic overachievement, addiction, and an eating disorder that landed her in rehab. A preacher's kid, she'd grown up imagining God as a "thou shalt not" tyrant. It was only when she miraculously discovered God's unconditional love for her--physical imperfections, moral failings, and all--that she finally began to accept herself. As she tells her story, Christa shares the tools she uses to combat the self-rejection that harms so many people's lives.
In this raw testimony, Christa Black takes women on a step-by-step journey of faith and positive belief to reveal that if God loves ugly, then we can too.
FaithWords/Hachette Book Group
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I can honestly say this is legit therapy within the pages. I read this when I finished college a few years ago after reading Ms. Christa's blog (before she compiled it in a book). I bought it when it first came out... along with the music that goes along with each chapter--her voice is kind of magical :). I cried for what I went through to release it, and I cried because learning what she went through. It's so much helpful for ANY and all females. You're definitely not alone. I bought another copy of this because I'm giving it to one of my student friends (in high school). For anyone who has gone through sexual abuse, neglect, bullying, feeling ugly, unwanted, body image problems, anorexia, bulimia, etc., Don't speed through this book. Really think about & journal after each chapter. Pray for God. Forgive yourself or your attacker/ abuser/bully. Again.. there is so much healing in those pages, backed up by scripture and her personal struggles. I SO love her. I bought her book from...
This is THE BEST. There are so many things that are covered in this book that I never even thought about; things that have helped reshape the way that I handle things and see myself. One of the biggest things I've learned from this book, is that you won't be able to overcome the negative habits etc in your life unless and until you get to the root. Just dealing with the outer effects of everything won't be enough, no diet, no class, nothing will be enough. This is a must read for anyone who wants and needs freedom in their life!
I really enjoyed this book. It was revolutionary to my way of thinking. At 53 I still struggle with discontent and terrible self talk. I have never thought I was pretty and have drug a lot of self doubt along in my head for years. This authors suggestions, willingness to be vulnerable and painfully honest have really helped to push the reset button in my own head and heart. I'm rereading the book right now. Thanks Christa for putting yourself out there. God is truly good all the time. Looking for joy in the journey!!
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