Two Faces of Me is a must-read for all women who have doubted their self-worth. Let’s face it many women suffer from low self-esteem their entire lives. And, there is something about being an adolescent girl that makes one feel especially vulnerable, making it hard to overcome these feelings of inadequacy. Donnellan’s book will help any woman accept herself completely and stop comparing herself to every other woman.
We all want to be accepted and loved. And some women will do anything to be accepted because deep down they feel so inadequate. Yet, it seems that the harder we try, the worse we end up feeling about ourselves. Donnellan believes that each of us has two different faces that we show the world: the outer face that attempts to measure up to what we believe are the expectations of others and the inner face often based on how we really feel about ourselves. Sophie is a reflection of the inner me that struggles to see myself as God sees me, not as others see me, or even as I see myself.
Many women have a very critical Sophie inside. They see themselves as ugly, fat, unsociable, and unable to be loved by others. We want to look our best so that our appearance does not detract from who we really are, or who we really think we are. But no matter how hard we work on our outside image, our inside image doesn’t change. To really change from the inside and feel more adequate, we have to work on accepting ourselves. Donnellan’s book will help all women to achieve a much more loving stance towards themselves from the inside out.
This is a gem of a book by a woman who has felt the crippling effects of low self-esteem in her life but who is proof that every woman can gain more self-esteem and feeling more adequate about themselves by focusing on who she is inside and becoming who God intended her to be instead of looking outside of who she truly is to find comfort and self-esteem.
Thank you for such a GREAT and inspiring book! I wish I would have read your book when I was younger.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth