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The Other Side of Beauty

Embracing God's Vision for Love and True Worth
Narrated by: Leah Darrow
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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Do you feel like you're never good enough? Like you should be living a more Instagram-worthy life? Are you exhausted by the impossible quest for physical beauty but still yearn for the validation of being chosen, valued, and deemed beautiful?

Drawing on her experience on America's Next Top Model and her work as a fashion model, Leah Darrow exposes the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty. She shows how we can reclaim true and lasting beauty - the kind that doesn't depend on self-doubt, exploitation, or comparison - when we reflect God's glory and embrace our value as he made us to be: strong, brave, and free. Only when we learn to see ourselves as God does can we leave behind our culture's definitions and demands and find joy in The Other Side of Beauty.

©2017 Leah Darrow (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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"Leah Darrow uses her experience in the beauty industry to help the women of our culture see what true beauty looks like." (Jennifer Fulwiler, host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show and author of Something Other than God)

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  • Jjb
  • 05-03-18

A must read!

As the world continues to struggle with purpose this book is a beautiful reminder of our purpose and how to fulfill it.

A must read for all young men and women and their parents. As well as all of those who believe in the human race and God‘s purpose for our existence.

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  • Katie
  • 01-03-18

My heart needed this book!

I would recommend this book to all women. Leah does an amazing job at speaking to the desires of all women. Her real life examples make beauty jump off the page and become reality. I especially enjoyed the appendices with her guidelines to modest dress and her 30 day closet challenge.

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  • ODAT by Grace
  • 27-12-18

should be required reading for High school girls!

What a beautiful voice that stands up against the fashion industry's dominance over our teenage girls

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  • Sierra
  • 18-02-18

Every woman should listen to this book!

Leah understands and compassionately but directly addresses so many of the challenges that women struggle with. We all seek goodness, truth and beauty, and Leah shows us a path to true beauty. This book is deeply rooted in her Catholic faith, but even those who are not Catholic, Christian or who don't believe in God will connect to and learn from this wonderful work. Must buy!

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  • K
  • 07-02-18

God speaks truth through Leah and this book

I wish I could share this book with every woman I know. It’s empowering and life changing

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  • artemis tursi
  • 26-08-19

best read in a long time

loved it. every bit of it. thank you for sharing your story and your wisdom.

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  • Robert
  • 09-07-19

Wonderful! Recommended for all Women and Girls!

This is a really excellent book with a wonderful story of redemption with great advice for all women and girls. Beautifully narrated and well written.

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  • nv
  • 06-07-19

Good book!

I think this is a great book for all women to be reminded of their worth and dignity, and that true beauty comes from within.
The author narrates her book. I understand why she would make this choice, as she relates many personal stories. She’s fairly monotone, so be warned.

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  • Eric Roush
  • 06-08-18

Beautiful

A touching personal story of how one model discovered true beauty in Christ and his Church.

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  • Martin Mundia
  • 12-06-18

Leah Darrow does an amazing job!

Well written, insightful, well woven with personal anecdotes and useful data. Goes straight to the heart and head!