The Other Side of Beauty is the autobiography of Leah Darrow. Not only is this book about her life, it also addresses the issues of self worth and how authentic beauty can be achieved.
Leah worked as a model for many years, however she was uncontent with herself, her image, her beauty. She tried to fill herself with worldly things, make-up, clothes, the perfect boy friend and apartment etc. She is an incredible woman who has found worth in Christ, and she shares how she thinks authentic beauty is important in any relationship as well as just in living.
Leah goes on to uncover the lies which the world tells young women, especially lies about self worth and beauty. She also tells of her conversion, a truly moving tale. “The evil one wants us to think, live, and act as if we are damaged goods, ugly and worthless. This. Is. A. Lie. We must not believe it, and if we hear it, we must banish those thoughts straight to hell where they belong.”
We are all made in God's image and Leah reminds us of this in her story. I suggest this book to any young woman over the age of 12-13+ because of mature issues and themes.
“Let me tell you the truth: You are enough. You are more than enough. God made you, and God does not make junk. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." (Ps. 139:13) You are not just a body; you are a body and a soul. You have an inmost being that does not come from your parents, from the physical DNA that they gave you, but from God Almighty who breathed life specially and intentionally into your very self. Not only did God create you, He continues to care for you and watch over you. "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid." (Luke 12:7)” -Leah Darrow