The Beauty of You by Val Newton Knowles
Follow the amazing journey of Jenny, her parents,friends and her loving uncle Tyler as they discover who they really are. Jenny, one of the main characters has dealt with feelings of low self-esteem ever since her dad walked out on them when she was very young. She grew up with feelings of not being good enough and found her get-a-way in writing poetry. They were her way of escaping from it all. After being bullied so much in school, she became friends with Gina who stood up for her against the bullies. Gina was a Christian. It was during one of her trips to Sunday school that Jenny met Trey, and they too became fast friends. In fact, they grew to love each other, though neither admitted it. One night after a youth program at church featuring Jenny’s poetry, she, along with some friends and Trey went bowling. After dropping their friends off, Trey made the decision that he would tell Jenny how he felt about her. Before he could, however, something happened that would change their lives forever. Would they be strong enough to get through this? Would they ever get the chance to share their hearts with each other? Follow these exciting young people along with their parents and Uncle Tyler as they learn the power and beauty of friendship, family, forgiveness, healing and love. They learn, that together we can stand against bullying, and we can learn to love and accept one another without demands. Together, they learn, that friendships are beautiful and that together we are stronger. They learn that there is uniqueness in all of us, and that if we embrace the differences in one another and make a decision to just love one another for who we are, we will discover the true beauty that lies within all of us.
A story of love and truth, that helps us to realize how special we all are and shows us that we never have to fit into anyone’s mold of who we should be. We may not all be alike, but we all have our strengths and our uniqueness that together help to make the world better. It is not our differences that divide us, it is our non-acceptance of these unique qualities that makes us all special individually, but powerful together when we combine them for the greater good. It is when we truly discover the Beauty within.
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“A Story About Life, Discovery and Acceptance”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Royle
This is a story, in part, about learning to view ‘the other’ with Christ-like eyes. I like how in each chapter you will find a poem and at minimum one scripture verse to ponder. One of my favorite quotes from one of the poems is: “Be you, you’re the best at it. Let others embrace who God called you to be.” It reminds me of something similar that Dr. Seuss once said: “Today you are you, that is truer than true.There is no one alive who is youer than you.” In other words, in relation to The Beauty of You, in God’s eyes, be who He made you to be, and that’s all you need to be. In the end, God is the only one you need to please.
“The only person who can handle your heavy Load is Jesus,” is the underlying theme. The story is an example of how a person should live and how people should be treated; that those good qualities you exemplify should be your testimony to the world. If you’re in the mood for a story with real life lessons and inward discovery as it relates to Christianity, this book is for you.
About the Author
Author of ‘No Shame Only Power and Everyday Uplifting you Proud to be His servant, representing His Kingdom. http://www.valnewtonknowles.com
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