- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1405 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: McDougal Publishing (1 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BA002MA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,439,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Mirror, Mirror: A Reflected Life Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
There are a small number of people in my life who seem to me to be possessed of some great secret. Some have discovered how to be successful. Some are rich. Some are so effective in their chosen careers that achievements stick to them like baubles to a Christmas tree. And a few - all too few - have discovered how to see God for who he is and to see themselves as he sees them. Given the choice, this is the secret I would die for. It is the secret, I believe, that Carolyn Ros has found. Carolyn's confidence in her faith is infectious, and I have seen its impact on those around her, as she gently urges them to find and trust this God.
This candidly told autobiography, flowing from the exotic beginnings of a childhood in Japan, reveals just how Carolyn came to this confidence: and how often she has wondered if her life might unfold differently. She has been shaped by the way the world has treated her and by her own struggles to come to terms with her heritage and calling. Experiencing many cultures but fully belonging in none, she has wrestled with issues of identity and self-image. Here is a woman who has been disappointed with herself, disapproving of herself and dismissive of herself, and has finally found the power to accept herself by tapping into the deepest source of all - the knowledge that she herself has been accepted.
Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann has looked extensively into the lives of a much earlier generation of third culture kids - the Hebrew exiles in Babylon. In danger of losing their identity, the generation exemplified in the story of Daniel had to find ways to hold onto their culture and their God. The key, Brueggemann suggests, is the call to remember who you are by remembering whose you are. It is in discovering who owns you that you realise how loved you are. You are valuable because you are valued. This is the tone of Carolyn's journey. Discovering who she is by re-discovering who she belongs to, she learns to trust in the faithfulness of her maker. I found the story compelling because I know Carolyn and I know that every one of these lessons has been hard-won and doggedly held onto.
Woven into her memories, Carolyn presents us with her own reflections on scripture and the powerful truths she has come to treasure through the years. These meditations give depth and texture to her story, and will prove invaluable to all those seeking to love themselves more deeply by discovering that God loves them.
None of us can truly know that we are beautiful without being told. All too often, we stand before the wrong mirrors, crying out to our peers; to the media; to our culture to tell us `who's the fairest?' But if we will address the question in the right direction, to the One who created and cares for us, we will hear a voice so affirming, so authentic and so true that we cannot but know that we are loved. And if we know that we are loved we can perhaps begin to face the greater challenge: to know that we are lovable. Join Carolyn on her journey from self-doubt to overwhelming love, and learn with her that your maker is the only mirror you need look to.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
It's a must read for young girls who are searching for answers to their questions of "Who am I? Who is God? What is the meaning of my life?"
Carolyn's meditations on God's Word, which follow her testimony, are a good source of study and encouragement.
You will also want to read Carolyn's book, "Broken Dreams Fulfilled Purposes".