Idoleyes: My New Perspective on Faith, Fat & Fame

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 235 pages
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American Idolfinalist Mandisa speaks openly and honestly about how her faith was challenged and deepened as a result of her experience on the hit television show. She talks about her lifelong battle with food addiction, how it has affected her life, and how the now-famous derogatory remarks made by Idoljudge Simon Cowell on live television have provided her with the opportunity to become a positive role model for millions of women who are struggling to live up to popular culture's image of the “ideal woman.” Mandisa shows women that they can be beautiful at any size, and that healthy self-esteem and personal beauty come only when they accept themselves as a unique and much-loved woman of God's creation.

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User Review  - Fallon - Goodreads

What a beautiful & encouraging read" I was a senior in high school when this gorgeous woman of God took the Idol stage. My mother and I voted for her Kellie Pickler and Katherine Mcphee weekly & were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen Wampner - Goodreads

Becoming a fan of Mandisa after her "Overcomer" and "Good Morning" songs were released I stumbled across this book and it was a must read for me. I was interested in how Mandisa got where she is today ... Read full review

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Wanda Elizabeth "Beth" Moore was born Wanda Elizabeth Green on June 16, 1957 in Wisconsin. She attended Southwest Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in political science. She is the founder of Living Proof Ministries, a Bible-based organization for women based in Houston, Texas. The ministry focuses on aiding women who desire to model their lives on evangelical Christian principles. The ministry, in conjunction with LifeWay Christian Resources, conducts conferences, known as "Living Proof Live", around the United States. From 2007 to 2011, Moore, Kay Arthur, and Priscilla Shirer, collaborated on another LifeWay weekend conference, "Deeper Still: The Event". Moore also teaches through her radio show, Living Proof with Beth Moore, and appears as a regular on the television program LIFE Today, where she hosts "Wednesdays in the Word". Moore also writes books and produces video resources based on the Bible studies that she conducts at the Living Proof Live conferences and at Houston's First Baptist Church. Her titles include When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, Believing God, Get Out Of That Pit, and So Long Insecurity: You've been a bad friend to us. In 2014 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with Portraits of Devotion.

Angela E. Hunt is the author of more than 120 books for adults and children, ranging from picture books to novels. You can read more about her work at her website,

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