The subtitle of the book is The Set-Apart Girl’s Guide to Feminine Grace, which implies the spiritual aspect of beauty. The two meanings in the Bible for “sanctify” are “to set apart” or “to make holy”. Ludy strongly urges her readers to find true beauty as they separate from the values of the world and draw closer to Christ. The thoughts I’ve woven together below are taken from the author’s own words.Read the entire review at Worthwhile Books.
She rightly points out that we live in a culture that lifts up a standard of beauty impossible to achieve in real life. “We are constantly assaulted by a world that insists we aren’t alluring enough – we need to change our bodies, our clothes, and our personality in order to be more appealing.”(p. 26)