"Rachelle Weisberger's unique perspective sanctifies the idea of beauty. Biblical Beauty
presents fresh insights that are inspirational and empowering -- and reminds us of the deeper and more compelling aspects of true beauty." -- Shmuley Boteach, bestselling author of Kosher Sex
is a real treat. Rachelle Weisberger offers tips and practical advice on beauty, spirituality and wellness all without having to shell out a lot of money. Who knew our ancient beauties could teach us so much? -- Janice Lieberman, NBC consumer correspondent for the Today
"Rachelle Weisberger is a woman blessed with intelligence, heart and talent. She has now brought her imagination and scholarship to focus on the intersection of the Bible and beauty, which is a natural synthesis of her talents." -- Phyllis Tobin, PhD, psychologist and author of Motherhood Optional
" A beauty expert par excellence -- Rachelle Weisberger now shares her wisdom with us all."
--Alphonse Hill, celebrity makeup artist
"I appreciate the author's voice. It is not preachy and does not make the reader feel guilty. Her text flows and her ideas are informative, leading the reader to enlightenment. Overall, this is a sensitive, well-planned book, touching on spiritual, intellectual, emotional and mundane concerns. I cannot imagine Biblical Beauty not being appreciated by any reader fortunate enough to turn its pages." -- Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
From the Author
Beauty can be a sensitive issue for women at each stage of their lives, myself included. As an insecure, bespectacled young girl prone to acne breakouts, which lasted on and off for many years, I was drawn to the beauty field. I became a licensed cosmetologist specializing in makeup artistry, and I eventually created my own line of holistic skin care and makeup products. My expertise expanded to the medical field, specializing in camouflage makeup and also helping many women cope with problem skin and the unattractive side effects of cosmetic surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. As a former beauty director for a chain of spas, I supervised an integrated skin care, health and fitness program.
I wrote Biblical Beauty because I felt it was time to filter out the cultural noise -- from beauty magazines, celebrity makeup endorsers and Internet sites -- that can make us feel inferior, and very old. My purpose in writing this book was to present a practical guide and resource so that women can feel pride in their physical appearance and find satisfaction in their lives -- at every age.
My research led me to remarkable women who were renowned for their alluring looks. But, in fact, their attractiveness also came from a source within that was rooted in a purposeful life. These women are proof that beauty is a reflection of our innermost qualities and the gift of a healthy way of life.
By exploring scriptural examples of our outer and inner qualities, Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions, redefines the nature of beauty itself. Standards of beauty have been reshaped by different cultures and reassessed throughout the centuries. Biblical beauty is timeless.