Friday, January 16, 2015

Set-Apart Femininity // book review

{buy the book here}
Leslie Ludy, author of Authentic Beauty and the bestselling When God Writes Your Love Story, reveals how a young woman's pursuit of acceptance and sameness directly counters her true purpose--to be set apart by her love for God and God's love for her.This empowering message filled with inspiring stories, personal illustrations, and a foundation of God's Word to awaken young women to sacred femininity and a life infused with meaning. 

I very much enjoyed this book! Leslie touched on some subjects I have been thinking about lately. Some of it was a little over my head (such as her writing style + big words), but other than that it was a really good book and I learned a lot. 
 I underlined so many things while reading this and wrote down lots too. 
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

Jesus Christ must be the focus of your life -- He must be enough, even if no earthly love story comes your way. Rather then searching for a human love story to meet your deepest needs for fulfillment and security, find your fulfillment and security in your intimate romance with the Prince of your soul. 

Don't let your longing for human love usurp your longing for more and more of Jesus Christ. As you seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness within your life, everything else He disires for you will fall perfectly in place with His own perfect time and way (see Matthew 6:33). 

A godly man longs for a woman who has been shaped a molded by the beauty of Jesus Christ.

The best way to find a truly Christ-built man is to stop hunting for one and, instead, pour all of your time and energy into your relationship with Jesus Christ. <<[that quote though!]

A set-apart existence may not turn the head of a typical American guy, but it will capture the heart of a Christ-like man.

Jesus Christ should be the focus of your existence and source of your fulfillment. 

A set-apart woman does not seek to win male favor, rather, she builds her life around Jesus Christ.

If you desire a beautiful, lasting, God-written love story, hold out for a guy who values the things your Heavenly Prince values. <<[this quote!]

"Less of me more of Him!" That is when our souls will sparkle with spectacular beauty of Jesus Christ.

Maybe no one will notice us. But that makes no difference as long as they notice HIM shinning through us. <<[love this one!]

A woman who is completely dead to herself and alive to Christ, is truly the fairest of them all.

The secret to becoming the radiant, beautiful, alluring, lily-white princess of childhood dreams is forgetting all about self and becoming completely consumed with only one thing -- Jesus Christ.

I have so many more I'd love to share!! You will just have to read the book for yourself!
Have you ever read this book before? Or any of Leslies other books?
What book did you read this week?


  1. Tashia,
    Thanks for sharing about this book. I have been praying about a book to give as a gift to 2 special young ladies. You provided the answer! I ordered 2 copies today. Thanks and bless you today. Keep living joyfully for Jesus.
    Aunt Lynette

    1. Thanks!! Aw, that is really neat! <3

  2. Thanks for sharing these quotes, Tashia. They're definitely pretty good!

  3. Hey Tashia, I love the quotes! I underline quite a bit while reading too :)

  4. I've heard a ton about this book lately and I'm thinking maybe I should pick it up now....hmmm. interesting. great review. very helpful :)

    I also adore your header and the Hobbit music playing in the background<3

    Go bless you and have a nice day!


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