True Love Casts Out Fear
Beauty’s Curse by Jodi Woody
This book reminded me of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, with the witch, the curse, and all the trouble it all caused. But this book is not for children. There are a few mild curse words, drinking wine, and mentions of sex. Nothing real offensive, but still not what I would normally see in Christian fiction.
The storyline is good and the moral of the story is excellent. Beauty on the outside can be a curse to people who worship it and let it control their lives. People who are not beautiful on the outside can be beautiful on the inside, yet most people will not give them the chance to shine.
A very wealthy couple who have just about everything money can buy are not attractive on the outside and that desire of wanting to be beautiful on the outside has made them very ugly inside. They desire a child, but have not been able to conceive and they heard of a witch that can cast all kinds of spells. First they ask for beauty and it came with a price that was not what they expected. Then they returned to the witch and asked for help and ended up with a curse. The witch was one that had been hurt when she was younger and she didn’t have any love to share.
I don’t want to go into any details, because I like to go into a book with as little previous knowledge as possible so I can be totally taken in without any pre-conceived notions. This book shows that we are all born with a curse, the curse of sin, and the only way out is to except perfect love. This book does not say it in these words, but Jesus Christ is perfect love and He is our answer. If you read the last page of the book, the author describes this love of Christ. She gives a verse that sums it all up, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4: 18-19 NKJV
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