Friday, December 16, 2011

Enthralled!

I feel compelled to share this with you!

"The innocence of beauty and purity is sadly becoming a distant memory that is fading fast.  "God is Enthralled By Your Beauty" is a book that will allow you to fall in love with Almighty God and understand a glimpse of how He sees you even in this fallen world of distorted perception."

"Let us triumphantly rise to the occasion
and finally look into the mirror He sees us in".
(Teresa Criswell)


Recently, Debby from Heavenly Humor held a 'giveaway' and I was the fortunate recipient...the gift was a copy of Teresa Criswell's book "God is Enthralled by your Beauty". 
 Oh...my...goodness!


I had already read excerpts from Teresa's book on her blogs, Triumphant Victorious Reminders and God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty, but holding  this little book in my hands as my eyes feast upon her poignant words has blessed me beyond description.  It is really a little book...but it is HUGE in purpose and conveys what every woman (or anyone actually) should know!  It is filled with the richness of God's grace, mercy and un-bridled love.  Teresa speaks truth as she paints a vivid picture of one girls life.  She takes us step by step through a dream about this girl who is tormented by the lie of "unworthiness" and she shows us just how God enters in to expose that lie and show this child how very precious she is in His eyes. 

I've been extremely blessed to read and re-read it and to meditate on the truth of God's word through Teresa's  amazing gift of communication! 


"God desires to deliver us from living the counterfeit and delivers us into the life we were meant to live; the life of authenticity. 
The mandate is to reveal His majestic,
glorious beauty!
(Teresa Criswell)



an excerpt from Chapter 3:

"I cried out 'O God, why is she so drawn to this place of secrecy?  All she has to do is turn one hundred eighty degrees.  If she chose to do this I knew her eyes would be able to see clearly.  She would once again see herself through the eyes of the Father." 

"I watched with joy as I saw her turn with the King and she finally looked into the beautifully adorned mirror.  As she looked she was stunned to see her new image.  Her eyes now filled with freedom!"


~


Freedom is waiting! 




...
I'm so grateful for you Teresa and for you Debby!  

Debby, I'm also waiting with great expectation for your book!  What beautiful, talented women you both are! 
I'm delighted and honored to know you and call you friends!
Abundant blessings to you, always!


***(I was not asked to promote Teresa's book, or to mention Debby's up-coming book.  I just adore these talented women and wanted to share them with you)***


p.s...the song you hear playing in the background is by Lindsey Kane...another amazing woman!
This song is so appropriately titled "Measure of Beauty".   If you listen closely to the lyrics, they go perfectly with the title of Teresa's book! Teresa actually met Lindsey one day by chance...while out on errands...struck up a conversation.  When Lindsey learned of Teresa's book, she gave her a few cd's because the lyrics of her song were amazingly fitting!  There are no co-incidences!  God orchestrated a meeting of these two women and is blessing others through them!



7 comments:

Deborah said...

Lorraine I'm so glad you shared this!
I would love to order one after the holidays...we all need to feast our spirits on these truths!
It is a timely message for me, my friend.
Another God-incidence that i came here today :)
Love to you!!!!!

Deborah xoxoxoxo

Teresa said...

Lorraine...wow! I stand here in awe as I read your words...o how it speaks to my soul and spirit of the reminder of what I have been allowed to write in seeing and continually experiencing how God is enthralled by our beauty. You are an amazing writer...as you have rallied for the daughters to come to a place of their right and responsibility to be free because of Who has made them FREE, it is no coincidence of who is cheering for them...YOU! Thank you for being our cheerleader...it's amazing how you have been a cheerleader for the professional leagues and yet your voice of cheering for the saints is so loud and clear and beautiful compelling those around and near to stand and arise and remain standing and then assisting others to that place...I am blessed by you my friend...so blessed! Thank you for spreading the message of God's beauty and His uncommon freedom!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh thanks for sharing...those words are a sweet balm to a soul. I have always heard that the enemy's lies are 180 degrees from God's truth...thanks for restating that. I needed this reminder today...I think I need to turn 180 degrees.

Blessings and thanks for sharing...Merry Christmas

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Lizzy said...

There was a reason you won the book...your beautiful review captivated and inspired me. I will have to pick up a copy. Wishing you and your family a fantastic holiday!!! xoxo

mangiabella said...

BELLA! finally a moment....a quiet moment to sit and read your post (it's just after midnight!)...in the midst of a busy last few weeks this post was such a delight. this book sounds like a must read for EVERY woman (and as you mentioned, anyone!). I loved LOVED loved the excerpts. And this song playing just draws me in to the quiet space I've been needing to rest in. Yes, sheer PROVIDENCE that this book came into your hands at such a time as this....

Gina said...

I think the book went to the person it was supposed to. Congrats, I'm sure you will find even more beauty within it's covers. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas. I feel fortunate every time I'm able to spend a moment over here.
-GIna-

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