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This book, written by a successful, international model, examines what the Bible has to say about modesty, fashion, and dress. The book is aimed at teenage girls and is written in a conversational, devotional style. It also includes a more in-depth 45 day Bible study on modesty issues at the back of the book.

There are nine chapters organized around themes like freedom, forgiveness, and faithfulness. Each chapter presents thoughts about modesty from a young man’s viewpoint, thoughts from Rachel, and includes thought questions, memory verses, and prayers. I loved the Christian male viewpoint. That would have been so convincing to me as a teen. I found some of the practical suggestions and ideas about dress to be a bit too prescriptive, but an audience of young girls could perhaps benefit from her approach.

This book gives readers an honest look at the issues and challenges facing Christians in the international modeling industry. Our culture typically glorifies this industry and the female form, so I found Rachel’s honest assessment of the problems inherent in the industry refreshing and convicting. Any young Christian girl, but particularly those with dreams of a career in modeling or fashion, could benefit by struggling with this material.

This book would be most appropriate for older teens and young adults. Since our culture has started marketing so aggressively to girls at younger and younger ages, I’d love to see Rachel write something for an even younger audience. The material is a bit too dense for a tween audience.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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