The Makeover

The Makeover Phoenix Jean Baptiste is a thirty three year old Haitian American psychologist In spite of her ability to assist others with their life struggles she is unable to help herself through crippling low s

  • Title: The Makeover
  • Author: Vacirca Vaughn
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Phoenix Jean Baptiste is a thirty three year old Haitian American psychologist In spite of her ability to assist others with their life struggles, she is unable to help herself through crippling low self esteem and depression Phoenix s misery stems from the belief that she is too ugly to ever be loved She is, after all, sixty pounds overweight, suffering from adult acnePhoenix Jean Baptiste is a thirty three year old Haitian American psychologist In spite of her ability to assist others with their life struggles, she is unable to help herself through crippling low self esteem and depression Phoenix s misery stems from the belief that she is too ugly to ever be loved She is, after all, sixty pounds overweight, suffering from adult acne, and a poor dresser As far as she is concerned, her misshapen body, damaged dark skin, and awkwardness are the reason her life is a mess Why else would her fianc cheat on her two months before their wedding, telling her that he only proposed because she financially supported him for two years After a two week drinking binge that nearly ends in her suicide, Phoenix desperately, cries out to God Phoenix, a backslidden Christian, doesn t understand that there is a spiritual battle going on between God and Satan for her soul God hears Phoenix s cry and sends her the help she requests in the form of Paulo Elias Paulo is a kind, handsome, Brazilian man, who talks about God like He s an old friend Paulo lives for Christ, is an anointed prayer warrior, who serves on his church s Intercessory Prayer Ministry God lays it on Paulo s heart to begin praying for Phoenix long before they officially meet After meeting Phoenix, Paulo ministers to Phoenix about salvation through Jesus Christ, while offering kindness He also offers to use his skills as a certified personal trainer to help Phoenix lose weight All Phoenix has ever wanted was to become beautiful so she could find love While Phoenix undergoes a makeover of the body, Paulo tries to minister to her about receiving a makeover of the soul.Paulo, in the course of being used by God to help Phoenix, falls in love with her God reveals to Paulo that Phoenix is meant to become his wife As Phoenix becomes beautiful on the outside, she becomes bitter, arrogant, and self absorbed on the inside She wants revenge against her ex fianc , Cedric She desires to become beautiful so she can win back her ex and break his heart Can Phoenix let go of the past in order to move ahead with Paulo Can Paulo help Phoenix receive the true makeover God has for her through Jesus Christ Will God win this spiritual battle and bring forth His will in the lives of Paulo and Phoenix The Makeover is a novel that brings forth a message of hope to readers This novel testifies to the awesome love of God that everyone can have through Jesus Christ Most of all, it will remind readers that even as man may focus on one s outer appearance, God is truly concerned with our hearts.

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    1. I enjoyed this book! I happened upon this delight right when I was in the midst of praying for a mate. The book hit home on so many levels, and it helped me to let go of a past hurt that has kept me afraid of intamcy and love. I felt that the book was written from a place of truth and addressed many things that many of us would not openly admit. I look forward to reading more for this author.

    2. This is a Christian romance in the truest sense. The hero loved the heroine. Unfortunately, she doesn't love herself because of her own insecurities. Oh did I mention, the spiritual battle for her soul? The reader is given glimpses into the heavenly realm as our hero fights for his soul mate. If you are looking for an erotic read, this is not the book for you.

    3. This was a light, encouraging read. I don't read many Christian romances, finding that many of them lose a feeling of realism in their bid to remain clean and morally uplifting. This story managed to retain a degree of gritty realism, so that was a plus. But the author tended to rely heavily on the same few descriptive techniques, which began to feel like hitting a road bump each time one of them would crop up. There was a lot of, "She sucked her teeth," to indicate that the female lead characte [...]

    4. I really enjoyed this books so much, I can't wait to read more of her books and other books like hers. I could see my self in her writing so much and I have asked some of those same questions, struggled with the same things. I have been searching for this type of uplifting, life changing type of book. I like the advice and help of understanding the weight and some tips giving. For example, rosemary drops in h2o. I will have to check this out and the others. Thanks for the tips and hope to see mo [...]

    5. Great story, about life, goals, success, self awareness and self doubt. This was a christian based story that spoke of the roller coaster ride that is Christianity and how being and claiming being a christian does not mean you do not sin and that you are not human. It was a very human story with real human issues for the most part. In reading this I will say there was sometimes a bit much of the Uber Christianity and I rolled my eyes a bit. I know you can never have too much Jesus but dang I fel [...]

    6. I loved the religious foundation of this book. I liked the realistic trials and tribulations faced by the main characters in the story, but the dialogue was too, too long for me. I am a "to da point" kinda person and it seemed like all through the book the characters had tons to say that were revealed in very long paragraphs throughout the book. I began skimmming some of it just to get through it. I gave the book 4 stars because I did enjoy the story line, characters and battle of good and evil [...]

    7. What can I say other than I love all of Miss Vaughn's books. They always speak to me in such a deep and profound way. Not only am I transported into the book from the very first word, I always fall in love with the characters. I hate to see the end because it means leaving my new friends behind in their own world while I have to go back to mine. I wish I could keep reading forever and watch their lives unfold. Not only that but her books speak to my soul. The Lord always finds a way to nourish m [...]

    8. An awful, terribly written book with a good premise - "ugly" woman is remade and tempted in a Job-like contest. Surreal, unreal. The woman is as ugly on the inside as she feels she is on the outside. She get drunk, consistently, and yells at God, and just whines incessantly. The author gives us no reason to want to stay with the characters, the writing is erratic, inconsistent, and full of really bad analogies. I am thankful that this was free

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