In this attractively packaged book targeting preteen and teen girls, Downs hits on multiple issues—self-image, eating habits, false ideas, serving others, and handling the tough things life throws at you—and delivers up practical advice grounded in the Bible and iced with humor. Each chapter focuses on a part of the body (hence the subtitle) and relates it to things like keeping your mind pure, focusing your eyes on the right things, and letting your feet carry you where God wants you to go. Each chapter ends with “Chew on This,” an application type of exercise to make the chapter personal. Young women who are concerned about developing their internal character and becoming stronger Christians will gravitate to this beautiful and breezy title that deals with serious issues in a compassionate manner. The book should also find a strong following in Bible study groups for teen girls. Grades 7-10. --Melissa Moore
About the Author
Annie F. Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. Annie is the author of two books for teens: Perfectly Unique, a spiritual growth book for high school and college girls, and Speak Love, a challenge to women on how to use their words to make a difference in the world. By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites the young women reading to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply.When she's not working on books, Annie spends her days writing all over the internet- blogging at AnnieBlogs.com and (in)courage.me - sharing truths about her life in Nashville as a single Christian woman and the stories that are woven into each day. Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women as a Girls of Grace speaker as well as at other retreats and events.Annie is a huge fan of singer/songwriters, burritos, her community of friends, and sports of all kinds.