Saturday, January 23, 2010


Author: Natalie Lloyd
Publisher: Regal
May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8307-4784-9
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/Christian life

Real beauty is more than skin deep… (from the back cover)

Everywhere you look you are bombarded by face after flawless face on magazine covers, television, and other media. They all look so glamorous and happy, like modern-day paper dolls, with no insecurities or self-image problems of any kind. Their lives seem perfect, and the message they send is simple: “If you wear what we wear, or are as slim as we are, or if you have all the great stuff we have, then you will be fulfilled!” But is that really true? Is that what real beauty is about?

Natalie Lloyd was the “In Step” devotional column writer for Brio Girls magazine that Focus on the Family published, and she knows girls. She shares, in simple easy to understand language, the biblical story about the girl from Samaria who came to the well looking for something real, and she came face to face with Jesus.

PAPERDOLL will introduce you to the Lord, to the true love that will make you healthy and whole, to be the person you are meant to be.

Each chapter begins with a verse, then a short prayer, then several stories that share what the author hopes to teach us, along with an application about how it applies to modern day life, then it ends with another prayer. These chapters are a bit long to be considered devotionals, but yet they could be, if you spend ten minutes in prayer, Bible reading, and this book. PAPERDOLL is a good book, and I recommend this for teens and college age girls who are pursuing beauty that is skin deep. This book will take you beyond skin deep, and help you have true beauty. $12.99 221 pages.

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