The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue: Book Review

“God doesn’t compare us. Jesus doesn’t compare us. 
The world we live in compares us, but who are we supposed to follow?”
~Nancy Rue

This book is written with 7-11 year old girls in mind, and is an encouraging reminder of where young girls (and moms) need to fix there eyes. I shared it with my (beyond her years) 11 year old girl and she really liked the tips for hair, skin and nails. I confess, I was a bit convicted about my own bad nail biting habit as I read and newly inspired to tackle quitting the nasty habit.
Nancy tackles beauty, personal hygiene and relevant tween topics with scripture, thoughts to ponder and self-reflection. Each section ends with a Journal Box called Lily Pad which poses a question and leaves room for writing  (journal style with reflection).
Some are creative: “Describe your dream outfit…make it an outfit God would love!”
Some silly and fun: “If you had to name each of your fingers and toes, what would their names be?”
And others are a bit deeper.

Throughout the book, Nancy encourages going to God in prayer about so many of the challenges, changes  and issues that come about in this age of becoming young women.

Interactive and scripture focused, this read makes for a wonderful addition to a young girl’s library.
Quizzes, Fill In’s and whimsical drawings make this appealing to a wider age range but don’t let the cuteness fool you; the information presented is both practical and useful.

Publisher Book Description:

The Beauty Book

By Nancy Rue
Published by Thomas Nelson

Learn with Lily and her friends just what it means to be beautiful in God’s eyes—inside and out!
In a society so focused on the idea that external beauty reigns supreme, it can be difficult for young girls to figure out what “true” beauty is all about. This unique and creative book for girls ages 7–11 answers the common questions girls ask during this often confusing and overwhelming stage in their lives in an inviting and conversational manner.
Filled with fun quizzes, imaginative activities, and cool illustrations, The Beauty Book offers cool, relevant information about everything from great hair styles to tattoos, from skin care to clothes, and much more. Above all, the message that God-confidence is beautiful is highlighted on each and every page.

Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for review. Opinions expressed are my own.

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

One thought on “The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue: Book Review

  1. I just saw on GMA – that girls are dressing up to be just like Barbie – even having surgery o make their legs longer. Such a shame. Be yourself. sandie


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