Saint Louis, MO—With magazine covers flaunting air-brushed images and movies starring ultra-thin superstars, the world sets an impossible standard of beauty. And while new clothes and a stylish haircut can boost just about any young woman’s confidence, Concordia Publishing House offers a healthier idea of beauty with Divine Makeover: God Makes You Beautiful—an eight-week Bible study crafted especially for 15 to 20 year-olds.
“It’s our hope that these young ladies will find their worth as daughters of Christ and see that they are beautiful because they are made in God’s image,” says Peggy Kuethe, Senior Editor of Women’s Bible Studies at Concordia Publishing House.
Designed for individual or group study, Divine Makeover includes short readings and questions to guide readers to Scripture, where God reveals His perfect makeover plan. Using light-hearted, personal stories and clever clothing analogies, author Sharla Fritz encourages young women to undergo a makeover—one that affects the heart rather than the waistline or wardrobe.
Divine Makeover also explores the effects of social media and the problem of “Facebook envy.” And while her study focuses on a transformation of the heart, Fritz also offers helpful fashion tips, from dressing modestly to wearing the right colors. She easily balances the allure of the fashion world with God’s definition of beauty.
“Modesty means knowing you’re beautiful inside and out without having to prove it to others,” Fritz says.
Divine Makeover can be preordered at cph.org or by calling (800) 325-3040. It will be available after March 3rd at your local Christian bookstore.
About the Author
Sharla Fritz loves to communicate how God’s Word changes lives. The author of two Bible studies from CPH, Divine Design: 40 Days of Spiritual Makeover and Bless These Lips: 40 Days of Spiritual Transformation, Sharla travels to women’s groups around the country to talk about God’s transforming power. She resides in the Chicago area, where she is also a wife, mother, grandmother, musician, and confirmed chocoholic. And if she isn’t sitting at her piano or computer, you might find her on a fashion safari at the local resale shop.
About Concordia Publishing House
Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 140 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 8,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at cph.org.
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