Book Review: Do You Think I’m Beautiful? by Angela Thomas (Pharr)
This is another one of those books that I tried to read years ago but simply wasn’t ready for mentally. Unlike my typical cynicism reason, this book was asking a question that, personally, I was afraid to have answered. This question has floated through my soul for most of my life with the fear of a big, fat “NO” attached and I’d guess that many of you feel the same. Angela recognizes this cry in the hearts of women for a variety of reasons and speaks the truth of God into our hurt places.
I incorporated this book into my quiet time and had a hard time putting it down every morning after just one chapter. I filled it up with highlights and notes and I can’t tell you how many times I wrote “Amen!”, “Yes!” and “Truth!” in the margins. Angela gets it. We have similar fears and personalities so listening to the lessons she learned in her life felt like sitting down with an older sister and chatting. Her words were balm to the hurt places in my soul and encouraging in the fact that I’m not alone in my concerns. Her heart for women is palatable in her writings. She has learned lessons in the Lord’s freedom and she wants other women to grasp it so our steps can be easier.
Angela just gets it and, as usual, reading this book, not only filled me with hope and joy, but led me to more of her books. It is clear that the Lord has given her the gift of conversation and storytelling. Her humor is impeccable and her testimony is so relatable. Reading her books is like sitting with a dear friend. She will speak the Lord’s truth into your heart in a beautiful and refreshing way that I appreciate more than I can say.