Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Review - Enough Already


Recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others.

Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn't care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn't kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. Enough Already will:

-Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own.
-Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws.
-Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.


Barbara Roose is an African-American, wife, mother, and pastor with a passion for creatively communicating God's truths in a manner that is relevant and easy for people to apply to their lives. In February 2002, she joined the staff at Cedar Creek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Currently, she is the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation. For the past eight years, she has had the privilege to serve as periodic teaching pastor to 10,000 (average) weekly attendees. Since 2010, she has spoken at various women's conferences in the U.S. and Honduras. In October 2012, she was a guest speaker for best-selling author and former Women of Faith speaker, Nicole Johnson's Seasons Weekend Experience. Barbara and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and live in Toledo, Ohio.

Find Barbara online: website, Facebook, Twitter


Do you struggle with how you look? When you look in the mirror, do you criticize how you look instead of appreciating what God has made? If so, then this book is for you.

I really enjoyed this book. Barbara is so honest and brings a lot of humor to this book, which made it so easy to read. I really felt like she understood what it is to struggle with how we look. She talks about comparing ourselves to others, especially those in the spotlight. I absolutely loved her story about her Barbie dolls and how they affected her thoughts about herself. I think anyone who ever played with Barbie dolls had this same feeling.

At the beginning of chapter, she shares a Scripture and then her advice and thoughts are all very Biblical. I really loved how she brings everything back to how God sees us and how we should view ourselves. At the end of each chapter, she has Group Discussion Questions which are really great for groups, but also great as an individual. After this, she has Personal Journaling Questions that take us even deeper into how we think about ourselves and how our past and our thinking affect us. Barbara takes us on a journey of seeing ourselves as the beautiful woman that God created. She helps us to accept our looks and our bodies and to cultivate an inner beauty. 

I really got so much from this book and it has helped me to really see myself in a new way. I highly recommend this book to any woman who has ever questioned her looks or saw herself as anything but beautiful. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can read more reviews of this book HERE

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for checking out my book and posting your review. You've pointed so many of the elements that I hope each reader experiences as she takes the Enough Already Journey. Thanks again!


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