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Seeing Beautiful Again–encouragement

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Seeing Beautiful Again

by Lysa TerKeurst

Are you going through a hard time, something that is devastating and you have no control over? Do you wonder if you’ll ever “see beautiful” again? Lysa TerKeurst experienced three of those, two physical and one relational, in a short period of time. She has written several books that describe her journey. In Seeing Beautiful Again, she has drawn from her experiences and writings to compose a devotional book to guide readers through fifty days of their struggle. The goal is to give hope and demonstrate that by clinging to God’s promises, readers can stay the course and trust God.

Seeing Beautiful Again is divided into sections and each section begins with a letter to the reader from author Lysa TerKeurst. Each devotional begins with Scripture and ends with a prayer. In between Lysa shares her thoughts on the topic. These passages sometimes include parts of her personal story and always draw the reader to God’s truth which can be applied to a personal situation.

TerKeurst’s other books like Forgiving What You Can’t Forget examine in depth our response to hurts. This devotional is a daily dose of encouragement to fight the good fight and to remember God’s love and His promises in the middle of the trauma.

I would like to extend my thanks to Edelweiss and to HarperCollins Christian Publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Religion, Christian Life, Women’s Issues

Notes: Devotional

Publication: March 30, 2021—Harper Collins Christian Publishers

Memorable Lines:

Their victory never hinged on their ability or any of their well-thought-out plans. It was solely dependent on their unwavering obedience offered to a loving and mighty God.

My job is to be obedient to God. God’s job is everything else.

Father God, thank You for reminding me I can trust You in the waiting. I know I can entrust every season of my life into Your hands. Thank You for being present in every moment, strengthening me in the places that I feel inadequate to keep going. When I feel uncertain about what’s ahead, remind me of who You are. I know it will get me through. In Jesus’ name, amen.


  1. WendyW says:

    So many people need a book like this. So glad you shared this.

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  2. Gretchen says:

    Seems like an encouraging and practical devotional. I have read one of Terkeurst’s books and she is very good at getting to the heart of things.

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  3. I have turned to books like this in times of extreme stress, and they can make quite a difference…this sounds like a good one, thank you Linda~

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  4. lghiggins says:

    There are times when someone’s personal experiences with tragedy and trauma, experienced through the lens of Scripture, speaks volumes to the hurting heart.


  5. Carla says:

    This sounds like a great devotional, Linda. I know we all tend to turn to God more when we are dealing with a tough time and it is great that there are books out there to direct us to scripture to help heal our hearts, mind and soul. I have not read any books by Lysa TerKeurst, but this sounds like a good one to pick up. Thanks for sharing it.

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