As Christians, we do not believe, as the ancient Greeks did, that our bodies are mere tombs encasing an eternal soul.
We believe that as children of God, created in his image, our souls and bodies matter. Sometimes, however, we get caught on two opposite ends of the spectrum.
The world over-values the body, and too often Christians over-emphasize the soul. But there is a radical middle that sees the whole of a person as beautiful, both spiritually and physically.
Jason, my friend and co-author of Home Behind the Sun, and I are happy to share this free eBook with you that looks at just this topic: On Being Pretty - An Open Letter to Our Daughters.
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Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.
He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.