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224 pages
Oct 2003
Baker / Revel

The Beautiful Balance for Body and Soul

by Cynthia Culp Allen, & Charity Winters

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Want to look beautiful? Beauty is a touchy subject for many Christian women, wondering if they should be concerned with their outward appearance or to simply let their inner beauty represent them. According to mother/daughter writing team, Cynthia Culp Allen and Charity Allen Winters, your outer beauty will either attract or distract others from Christ. Packed with tips on hairstyles, skin care, and how to dress, The Beautiful Balance for Body and Soul instructs readers on finding their own best looks, while sprinkling in spiritual principles for improving inner beauty. Each chapter tackles a different body part, with sidebars from Allen and Winters that give personal stories from their own experiences. The suggestions are fairly basic, “To provide volume and lift to your hair, try bending over from the waist and blow-dry with your head hanging upside down,” and “Nothing adjusts a girl’s attitude like a new tube of lipstick.” But surprisingly, the authors reinforce the importance of having spiritual loveliness. In the chapter on lips, they write, “There are qualities about our mouths that are more important than the shade of our lipsticks. Jesus said that what comes out of a woman’s mouth defiles her,” and then go on to discuss scriptures about glorifying God with one’s speech. Written in a conversational, girl-to-girl way, The Beautiful Balance is best suited for Jr. High to College girls who want beauty helps from the inside and out. -- Stacy Oliver, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

"Throughout history God has used beautiful, faithful women for his purposes-beautiful in body and spirit and faithful in their willingness to serve him. Cynthia and Charity have provided the modern Christian woman with a wonderful source of inspiration and instruction. It is all about balance in our lives and they seem to "balance" it beautifully."-Kathie Lee Gifford


INSIDE . . .

- Refocus on the "main thing."
- Cleanse and protect your heart.
- Reflect the light of Jesus.
- Dress for spiritual success.

. . . AND OUT
- Pick the hairstyle that's right for your face.
- Give yourself a winning manicure.
- Choose the right colors for your makeup-and your wardrobe.
- Find your signature scent.

The Beautiful Balance for Body and Soul is packed with expert tips and affordable solutions to meet all of your beauty needs. And it gives you biblical advice on nurturing a radiant soul-bringing out the true beauty that draws others to Christ.

Ready for your "miracle makeover"? Let beauty consultant Cynthia Culp Allen and her daughter, professional model, Charity Allen Winters, guide you to a more beautiful you, inside and out.