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Discover the truth about holy body image and embrace your identity as God’s masterpiece.
Deep down, many Catholic women struggle to accept that they are made in the image of God. In a broken world filled with lies about women's physical beauty, they have a hard time seeing themselves as beautiful and hand-crafted by God.
See Yourself as God Does: Understanding Holy Body Image Through Catholic Scripture helps Catholic women encounter the truth about holy body image and regain a reverence for God’s gift of their bodies.
Through her personal experience, St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Scripture, and more, author Shannon Whitmore reveals to Catholic women how God sees their bodies. And in turn, Catholic women will discover their identity as a masterpiece of God and how to build holy body image as Catholics.
Women of all ages will discover truths about:
- How to find healing when body image is a struggle
- Practical exercises that help you to see your body as God’s masterpiece
- What Scripture and St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body have to say about the goodness and beauty of your body
- How knowledge of what your body was made for can improve the way you see yourself
- Ways to grow in love and appreciation for the body God gave you
Featuring practical exercises from licensed psychologist Julie Matsen, PhD, as well as thought-provoking questions perfect for personal reflection or small group discussion, this is a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation in light of the truth and beauty of Catholic teaching about the gift of our physical bodies.
“Finally: a Catholic book on body image that really 'goes there!' In a culture that gets body confidence wrong, See Yourself as God Does gets it right. If you have ever struggled with feeling like you're too much and not enough, Shannon Whitmore's powerful testimony and her journey of uncovering the truth about the beauty of our human bodies will heal you and fill you with true confidence.”
Host of the Called and Caffeinated podcast
“In this book, Shannon Whitmore vulnerably shares how she learned to love the body God gave her, and she does it in a way that’ll equip you to love yours, too. Whitmore’s wisdom will change your relationship with your body, your relationship with God, and the depth of your awareness of a truth too often covered up in our culture: You are enough.”
Author of Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin