Thursday, May 16, 2013

I'm No Angel Book Review

I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model
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 I'm Not Angel by Kylie Bisutti gives a glance into the life of models and that it's not always what it seems.

In December 2011, 21-year-old Victoria's Secret model Kylie Bisutti stunned the fashion industry when she chose faith over fame and fortune and made the switch from supermodel to role model. In "I'm No Angel," Kylie shares her story--from her early years struggling to make it big in the cut-throat world of modeling, her "big break" winning the Victoria's Secret Angel competition, and the disillusionment and spiritual warfare that followed, to the moment she realized that she could no longer reconcile her career with her Christian beliefs, surrendered her life to God, turned in her Angel wings, and dedicated her life to preaching a message of modesty and inner beauty. Along the way, Kylie talks about her personal struggles with inadequacy, low self-esteem, and her near-constant quest for approval in a world where you can never be thin enough, pretty enough, or sexy enough. She helps readers understand that true beauty lies within and that real fulfillment comes from knowing, loving, and serving Christ. (Goodreads) was really excited to read this book because I love reading about other people's lives. Biographies are one of my favorite genres when it comes to books and this was no exception. I am really passionate about how the world looks at women and the strength that women need to overcome the worldly mindset. Kylie tells her story about being a young model all the way through her Victoria Secret days. She saw many things that we just don't think about as going on behind the scenes. She was famous but she wanted to honor God and her husband. In her words, "I quit being a VS model to become a Proverbs 31 wife".  At the start of each chapter there is a verse that correlates with the following pages. I really like this part of the book, and the more I read the more I found Kylie to be genuine with what she wrote about. 

Not only does this give you behind the scenes info, it is a huge encouragement to women that their value is not about what they look like, but their value as God's child. 

In the back of the book is also a 30-Day "True Beauty" Makeover. Lots of verses and great advice!

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

Highly recommend this book, excellent read! 

"I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest review".

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