Friday, April 10, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Enough Already by Barbara L. Roose

Learn how to recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others, in Barbara Roose's new book, Enough Already. What would it take for you to believe you are enough already? Most women know God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. 

Book Review: 

Enough Already is a powerful book about finding beauty within yourself that transcends mere self-acceptance.

The book begins with a quote:  "Give a woman a mirror and thirty seconds, and she'll tell you everything that is wrong with how she looks."  In subsequent chapters, Barbara L. Roose discusses the value of seeing our beauty and loving ourselves from a Christian perspective.  The chapters are short and illustrated with stories from Barbara's life and the lives of other women.  Each chapter ends with Group Discussion Questions and Personal Journaling Questions.

I love some of the simple and meaningful points in this book, like the reminder in "Cultivating Our Inner Beauty" to T.H.I.N.K.:

T - Is it True?
H - Is it Helpful?
I - Is it Inspiring?
N - Is it Necessary?
K - Is it Kind?

My favorite chapter was "Becoming a Woman Who Cares."  The author breaks down looking and feeling your best simply:

C - Clothing
A - Appetite
R - Rest
E - Exercise
S - Smile

She then expands on each of these items with some very useful, practical tips. 

The author writes with a confident, caring tone that readers will enjoy and respond to.  I enjoyed reading this Enough Already and found it very inspiring.  I would recommend it for other women.  This would also be a great book for a Women's Fellowship study. 

Barbara is celebrating the release with a giveaway! One reader will receive a cash card and writing supplies for her own inner-beauty weekend getaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 cash card for your own inner-beauty weekend getaway
  • A notepad/pencil set for your inner-beauty quiet time
  • A copy of Enough Already
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 12th. Winner will be announced April 13th on Barbara's blog.

I received this book from LitFuse in exchange for an honest review.


Barbara Roose said...

Thank you so much for checking out my book and posting your review. You've pointed so many of the elements that I hope each reader experiences as she takes the Enough Already Journey. Thanks again!

Birdhouse Books said...

Barbara, thank you for visiting! I really enjoyed your book and have recommended it to several friends. Trish