Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on Who You Are and Who You'll Become - eBook  -     By: Kara Eckmann Powell, Kendall Payne
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Zondervan/Youth Specialties / 2010 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780310873211
ISBN-13: 9780310873211
UPC: 025986873219

Publisher's Description

How teenage girls can combat the world’s definition of self-image through a biblical understanding of who they are If there is a teenage girl who feels comfortable with her body and appearance, the authors have yet to meet her. This book helps explain where that dissatisfaction comes from, from media like MTV, magazines, and advertisements. It then gives girls a healthy biblical perspective on physical appearance, concluding that the only real way for girls to experience lasting acceptance of their bodies is to look at how God has created them and how he intends for them to love others and themselves. Through their own vulnerability and personal stories, the authors help girls realize they are not the only ones who feel so poorly about themselves. This revolutionary book is written more like a conversation than a lecture and presents the topics and the biblical passages about self-image in new and fresh ways.

Author Bio

Dr. Kara E. Powell is an educator, professor, youth minister, author, and speaker. She is the Executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). Kara also serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and currently volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue church in Pasadena, CA.  She is the author of many books including Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids (with Chap Clark) and Deep Justice Journeys. Kara lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica.

Recording artist Kendall Payne writes and performs her music based out of Malibu, California.


Mirror, Mirror by Kara Powell and Kendall Payne is a heartbreaking look into what teen girls face today. Girls are immersed in a culture that tells them to be skinny, but not anexoric, sexy, but not too sexy, and leaders, but not overly confident. Kara and Kendall show how confusing these messages are and believe that girls need to question what they believe about themselves, why they believe what they believe and get true perspective.
We are created by God and our bodies and minds are his dwelling place. The authors do a great job of telling this without being preachy. The book is written in magazine format with quizzes, short articles and boxes with fun facts. Kara has worked with youth as an Assistant Junior-High Pastor, is a leader of a small group, is coordinator for Women's Youth Network and is a professor of Christian Ed. at Azusa Pacific University. Kendall is young woman with her finger on the pulse on this generation through her music and touring with Third Day, Delirious? and The Lilith Fair.
This book takes you from Make-Up, to Food and Eating, to Friends and Accountability. It looks at Sex, Comparison and The World. It looks at stories from girls and women from all over the country, (plus a few guys). In it girls are bound to find their very own story. The pages also tell God=s story and reassure the reader that God loves even messed up people.
This book is a good tool for teens and the women around them. It shows the truth of what many girls today are faced with and are feeling. It gives encouragement and gives direction out of some of the more confusing places in a young life. The magazine format is engaging, the authors vunerability is refreshing and the way they weave God's truths into it is intential yet not overbearing. As a mother of a 12 year old I was both shocked and appreciative to hear about the struggles my daughter may be up against. I feel more equipped to watch and listen for where she may need help and encouragement. This would be a great book for a group of friends to do together and even more helpful if a trusted mentor could guide the discussions. I would recommend this book to anyone working with youth, especially in ministry. -- Sheri Carlstrom, Christian Book Previews.com

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