With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner beast that unexpectedly pounces, roaring and shredding, as it threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within. In More Beauty, Less Beast, women will find simple, practical techniques for embracing the true beauty rightfully theirs as cherished daughters of the King. Whether jaded by emotional wounds, unrealistic standards, or lack of confidence, this laugh-out-loud, girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouragement will help women transform their destructive inner beast into the exquisite beauty they were always meant to be.
More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre (Barbour Publishing) will be available in print and e-book editions March 1, 2012. (Excerpt HERE)
Considering More Beauty, Less Beast for your small group or Bible Study? Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see comments from small group members.
What people are saying about More Beauty, Less Beast
“More Beauty, Less Beast, will revolutionize your thinking about the who, what, and how of beauty and fashion. My friend Debora Coty is funny, insightful, and beautiful inside and out. And you are too!”
~Martha Bolton, Emmy and Dove nominated writer, author of 84 books of humor and former staff writer for Bob Hope
“That beast. I so know her. Okay, all too often I AM her. In More Beauty, Less Beast, Debora Coty creatively and hilariously helps us tag that inner beast we all battle, then gives us practical ways to muzzle and tame the brute.”
Author of How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?
“More Beauty, Less Beast is both spiritual retreat and much needed makeover, complete with one of my favorite aerobic activities-belly laughing!”
~Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Belle of All Things Southern and author of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!
“Deb Coty is funny and wise. This is my favorite combination in any human being. Even better when you find it in a writer.”
~Rachel St. John-Gilbert, author of Laugh Yourself to Sleep and The Well Lived Laugh.
“Embrace the realities of flab, chuckle at the dubious joys of growing older and exercise those abs with giggles as you read a much-needed reminder that God gives us every tool for true beauty and doesn’t mind if we want to accessorize anyway.”
~ Cindy Sigler Dagnan
Speaker & author of Hot Chocolate for Couples. www.cindydagnan.com
“Thanks so much for writing More Beauty, Less Beast, Debora! I can’t say enough wonderful things about it! You touched my heart, made me laugh out loud, and brought me closer to the Lord.”
~Lori Greber Drake
“I just finished More Beauty Less Beast and thoroughly enjoyed it. Each day gave me encouragement as well as a goal to work on–I need that. And you gave me a lot of great laughs along the way! How good it is to have Christian sisters to challenge you to grow more like Jesus. So glad my sister gave me the book.”
~Diane Beckett Stanko
“I have never been touched by a book like I have, More Beauty Less Beast! I cannot express how it has touched my soul. Thank you so much Debora! God is using you as a vessel to touch many lives and I pray you continue.”
Comments from ladies who’ve used More Beauty, Less Beast in their
Bible Study groups:
“What a terrific evangelism tool! More Beauty, Less Beast is very seeker-friendly and unintimidating for those who might not be comfortable stepping foot in a ‘Bible Study’ or a church.”
“Even small moments offer big lessons. Debora helps me look for the spiritual insight and life application in everyday experiences. Many of her illustrations leave me laughing out loud and ready to dig into the next chapter to learn how a story on resuscitating dead possums or the value in hanging up my invisibility cloak could impact my life.”
“Thoroughly enjoyable and spiritually uplifting.”
“This is a great study to help group participants build trust and friendship. Members will laugh and cry as they read about Debora’s spiritual insights from events in her daily life and then share their own experiences and the resulting spiritual growth.”
“I loved the writing style of More Beauty, Less Beast. I could feel the humor and honesty from the author, and it propelled all of us toward a lighter, friendlier tone of spiritual discussion.”
“Absolutely love the folksy, conversational style. You feel like you’re sitting on the porch with a sister sharing stories that have shaped your life.”
“More Beauty, Less Beast helped me understand why I did or didn’t behave in specific ways in the past and how these behaviors have changed the outcomes of the events of my life.”
“The discussion questions (called “Taming the Beast”) definitely generated good conversation within our group; sometimes there were hot spots across the board, things with which we could all identify, and other times we differed broadly. It was very enlightening to hear other perspectives and ideas. I learned quite a lot from the discussions about spiritual growth since I was not raised with so much openness about Christianity.”
“My biggest take-away from this study has been to realize that religion is not necessarily Christianity. I guess I never knew the difference. I can see that I’m maturing spiritually as a result of this book.”
“One of the things I learned is to not to take things so seriously; there is humor in everything. I believe there are a lot of people who feel as though Bible Study and religion are serious business and at times they should be. But for the other 95%, life has struggles and if you can find the humor, you can find the joy.”
“I found the lessons in More Beauty, Less Beast very useful because the author provided helpful insights on how to look at things differently, with great imagery that makes the lesson stick.”