From the publisher:
When Scarlet Hiltibidal was a teenager, plastic butterfly clips were all the rage. She couldn’t understand why they didn’t look the same in her “frizzy, bulbous hair” as they did on the blonde whose mom was a professional hair stylist. Back then, she would have sanctioned the destruction of scores of actual butterflies just to own the label “pretty butterfly clips girl.” And so it goes for many girls like Scarlet who strive for self-worth yet struggle to find it.
He Numbered the Pores on My Face is for teens who long for beauty, love, and rest. Any labels you long for today might as well be “looks good in butterfly clips” if you are not rooted in who Jesus says you are, because any self-centered identity is going to leave you in the same place: unfulfilled and unhappy. Girls will relate to Scarlet’s stories as she discusses hottie lists, eating disorders, and haphazard beauty in a way that is both humorous and thought provoking. Through it all, she describes how she found peace by learning to see life not through a mirror but through a Savior who shapes who we were, who we are, and who we will be.
He Numbered the Pores on My Face by Scarlet Hiltibidal is a book about issues that teens face and shows them how God sees them. This book is very relatable. My teenage daughter enjoyed looking through this book. She laughed at many of the chapter titles. I like the scripture verses throughout the book and quotes written in cursive. Every page talks about how we see ourselves and how we see flaws but the Lord sees beauty and how He created us. When you look at the table of contents, the book looks short but each chapter has sub chapters full of stories that are relatable to everyone especially teens. This book talks about how God changes how we see ourselves to line up with how He sees us. He even changes our name to line up with what He is doing in us.
I recommend this book for teenagers and anyone that struggles with their identity in God or has lack of self esteem.
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