Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Leslie Ludy has a powerful message of hope for her Send a free sample $ Read with Our Free App; Paperback. In this book “Authentic Beauty”, Leslie Ludy, the author speaks of her growing up as one of us girls, always wanting someone to fall in love with and have her. Leslie Ludy, Authentic Beauty: The Shaping of a Set-Apart Young Woman . If we desire to be free from every enemy stronghold over our lives and fully fortified .

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I highly recommend you read this and may the Lord help us to become women who are “set-apart” for Him! I was inspired after reading it, and it is a great book for girls my age looking to experience real faith.

Authentic Beauty

Leslie had quite a few helpful things to say about how to heal after dealing with sexual harassment, but her examples were overly graphic. In Search of her Prince In a culture that mocks our longing for tender romance, in a world where fairy tales never seem to come true lwslie do we dare hope for more?

Instead of self-confidence, they radiate with Christ-confidence.

The more we understand Him, the more we make decisions that reflect His lily-white likeness. But don’t let that scare you away from the book, there is far more good than bad. The book is focused primarily on young single women, but the central theme of a closer relationship with my Prince was just what I needed as an young adult married woman.

I would still lfslie to young adults though, it had a good message. The Ludys live in Windsor, Colorado with their son Hudson.

One of my dear blogging friends, Amanda, put it so well when she said that the author and her husband leave the reader “blessedly convicted” through their lslie. Open Preview See a Problem? We are marked by an effortless, unshakable strength that is found in the presence of our perfect Lover.


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Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lists with This Book. And He wanted me to trust Him enough to bring that special man to me in His perfect time. They had hit their enemy where it hurts by using prayer as an offensive weapon. For every young woman asking that question, this book is an invitation.

I like the way Ludy was completely open and honest about the mistakes she made when she was younger. Of course, she should be attractive to you When I first read this book, I was seriously impacted. I kind of wish she hadn’t put them all in the book, just because I think it would appeal to a wider audience without it, and I would feel more There were some parts of this book that I wasn’t too wild about, but there were other sections that I REALLY liked.

While Song of Solomon is a definite portrait of the relationship of Christ to His bride and the term “heavenly lover” is biblical, Ludy’s book, due to the way it was written, seemed to imply a carnal use of the word “lover” instead of our intimate spiritual relationship with a holy God.

This is indubitably the most life-changing purity-related book I have ever encountered! And one good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: It had some helpful scriptures and helpful books on other set apart women in the back. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She does not live for her own pleasure but is well reported for good works, bringing up children, lodging strangers, washing the saints’ feet, relieving the afflicted, and diligently following every good work.

Preview — Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy. A real man will not attempt to rip her precious pearl from its protective shell, or persuade her with charm to give away her treasure prematurely, but he bexuty wait patiently until she willingly gives him the prize of her heart.

Paperbackpages. Quotes from Authentic Beauty I have read a few books by Leslie Ludy and her wisdom and perspective have been a huge encouragement to my Christian faith. Singleness can give us the kind of backbone – courage, confidence, and leadership skills that an effective Christian must learn.


If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So I lusted for my Prince Charming, yet abstained from most opposite sex relationships because I never wanted to be tempted. For a mid-thirties married woman, this book really didn’t offer anything of interest.

Throughout the book, Leslie points to our Heavenly Prince. We read inspiring Christian biographies together and talked about authfntic they impacted us.

I would definitely recommend parental guidance on this if you’re a teen. Leslie Ludy gives sound Scriptural basis for everything she says, and practical advice for cultivating this intimate relationship with our heavenly Prince.

But dont treat him as good as your true prince Jesus. It may seem ‘unnecessary’ to get on your knees for multiple hours each and every day, but, may I remind you that unless someone rises up and says, ‘Lord, I’m willing to travail,’ there are lives, promises, and spiritual realities that will not be born into our day and age. It answers many of the exorbitant questions that single women have about guys and gives insight and advice on how to treat and interact with young men as brothers.

How often I allow myself to get distracted, even while knowing how important it is to passionately guard my time with the L This book is full of authentic, beautiful truths, and so much to take in that it’s almost overwhelming!

Another heartfelt, poignant book by Leslie Ludy. Dec 12, Jumana rated it it was amazing Shelves: He wants a woman who lives in defiance of the powers of Hell.