Posted August 26, 2009
I read this book when I was thirteen, the stage in a teenager when everything about looks is top priority, and the concept of self-esteem seem to be measured by one's civil status.
At the stage what was hard for me to accept was how I fell short of the world's standards of aesthetics. Although most girls and women do not admit that being beautiful is important to them, imagine meeting a girl named Berta who grew up never admitting it and yet living in the shadow of a fear that she may never really be who Glenna is.
Two sisters who are eternally apart, when it comes down to what they look like, and along the way, who they are because of their choices. This is one good book for discussion about what true beauty is and what really counts the most. It's every women's story, in a way that Janette Oke reminds us that what we often see in the mirror is not really what people only see, and most of all what God really sees. It's a story of redemption and the beauty that we can unmask and see how it is not skin deep, no matter if we 'feel' like Sparrows more than Bluebirds.
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