Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review-Body & Soul by Bethany Hamilton

Body & Soul
A Girl's Guide to a
Fun, Fit and Fabulous Life
By:  Bethany Hamilton with Dustin Dillberg
Publisher:  Zondervan
Publish Date:  May 6, 2014
Bethany Hamilton overcame seemingly insurmountable odds and now brings hope, faith and fitness to girls ages 11 – 17.   In this book “Body & Soul” she not only teaches you about physical commitment but also faith commitment.  She shows the importance of self-control and perseverance no matter what you are choosing to do.  Self-esteem and learning to love yourself as God has made you is a big part of this book along with building self-confidence.  She tops her book off with not only recipes, exercise tips, but also with prayer, trusting God in any given situation and reading your Bible. 
The pages are filled with encouragement geared to that difficult age from 11-17, when you are struggling to learn and accept who you really are.  As I read this book, I was amazed at even after all Bethany endured, she was still able to encourage others and share her God-given victory. I think as each girl reads this she will be able to understand the encouraging messages and apply those to their lives and to understand that beauty which comes from within is a lasting beauty.  Healthy eating and exercise help enhance that inner beauty and give you a feeling of well-being.
I would highly recommend this book to any girl from the ages 11-17 struggling with accepting who she is or just needs encouragement.   It is filled with love, faith, encouragement and the promise by God, you are never alone.    
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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