At age seven, Isabel Perez-McCoy stared at her school picture and thought, “I’m an ugly duckling.” That one negative thought planted in her young mind and grew over the years and reaped years of self-rejection, self-hatred, low self-esteem, and struggle with her weight.
The peer pressures and the dictates from society’s false paradigms that women have to look a certain way just to fit in had its grip like a trap on Isabel’s heart and mind. She wanted to break free and walk in the love of God.
God took Isabel on a journey and revealed to her that she and other women possess an inner beauty that is only found through His Son, Jesus, the Bridegroom, the true paradigm of true beauty and perfect love. Inner beauty is not just about body image. It is about the whole person.
Through twenty-two lessons, prayer prompts, reflections and challenges readers will:
Know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made
Begin to find freedom from negative self-talk and mirror wars
Find their own path to inner beauty
Learn to embrace inner healing through prayer
Understand that God created them with an inner beauty that’s unique to them
What others are saying about the book?
Inner beauty is an easy, yet unforgettable read! Isabel did a wonderful job walking us through her own scriptural journey from self-rejection to finding her own inner beauty. Isabel emerges with a powerful authority and something meaningful to say. She provides some essential keys to connect with our Creator, such as worship, being thankful and celebrating our body, which allows us to remove our eyes from the linear focus of our pain and discomfort in order to begin the healing process. I love the practical application in each chapter. It promotes prayer, reflection, and challenge which Isabel uses to draw that which is in our hearts to the surface that we might deal with deep-seated issues. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
—Sandi McGuire Elijah List Ministries
Isabel’s journey is one of beauty and strength. She is vulnerable, thoughtful and thought-provoking. This is a book every girl who longs to know God should have.
—Marguerite P Sigafus MA Former LPC, Editor
Isabel begs the question of what does a life fully surrendered to God look like. In this book, she dissects and categorizes just that. With illuminating questions at the end of the chapters, Inner Beauty becomes more than a book. It becomes a personal journey to achieve a life surrendered to our own true inner beauty. Mrs. McCoy has created an effective structure for a dynamic devotional. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s not afraid to look in the mirror.
—Dr. Deborah Darling, Prophet and International minister