More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre [Paperback]
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2012)
If you ever wrestle with that out-of-control inner ogre that threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within, this witty and wise book is for you. With simple, practical tips for taming that nasty, unsightly beast, you’ll discover how to transform its unattractive snarl into inner and outer beauty—refashioned, revitalized, and renewed.
Debora Coty reminds me, freakishly so, of one of my best (beast?) friends. Seriously, I’m pretty sure that they may share a brain. Of course, I’m mentioning that because Debora’s voice was familiar and very girlfriendy. The transparency Debora shares is oftentimes not flattering and, like a good friend, it was nice to connect with someone, even through the pages of a book, who’s been there and done some dumb things. Debora is high energy and writes in twisty, clever dialogue, and her writing is almost like an email bantering session with my Debora-clone friend.
I especially appreciated Debora’s take on the Fruit of the Spirit. (Which covers about ¼ of the book.) With each chapter, and section, Debora shares from her own experiences and life lessons then shares scripture that pulls those experiences into lessons for her readers. She then asks beast-stomping questions about our responses to her lessons and about areas that we need to change if we are desiring to kill the beast within.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer