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Stand Beautiful: A story of brokenness, beauty and embracing it all

Stand Beautiful: A story of brokenness, beauty and embracing it all

Stand Beautiful, written by international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard, details one teen's ability to overcome injustice and self-doubt, causing her to live fully and embrace her unique self. Readers will discover empowerment and encouragement to boldly stand beautiful... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780310765134
Barcode 9780310765134
Published 6 August 2018 by Zondervan
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Howard, Chloe
With Starbuck, Margot
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ISBN-13 9780310765134
ISBN-10 0310765137
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Zondervan
Imprint Zondervan
Publication Date 6 August 2018
International Publication Date 29 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Howard, Chloe
With Starbuck, Margot
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
The Bible
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Self-esteem in women - Juvenile literature - Religious aspects - Christianity, Teenage girls - Juvenile literature - Religious life, Teenage girls - Juvenile literature - Attitudes, Teenagers with disabilities - Juvenile literature, Self-reliance
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 248.843
Catalogue Code 899114

Description of this Book

In Stand Beautiful, international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2. Chloe's journey is what unites all of us. Her story is your story; it's our story. Even through brokenness and shame, we can venture toward hope, accept our unique selves, and share in our human experiences. With a foreword written by Bono, Chloe boldly addresses the unlikely hero in each of us. Readers will be inspired to be brave, to speak up against injustice, and redefine beauty as more than what the eye can see. Chloe shares how faith enabled her to endure physical and emotional pain, spurring readers to delve into authenticity and stand beautiful.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review and ldquo;Chloeand rsquo;s personal journey inspires us to not give up, to know that we are not disabled but enabled, and that itand rsquo;s not about how we show up but how God shows up in us. Her story emboldens us to embrace Godand rsquo;s work within us--that in the midst of pain, isolation, and hurt, we can stand entirely and fully beautiful!and rdquo; * Mike Romberger, President/CEO, Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center * and ldquo;This is a must-read book for all victims of abuse/bullying and their abusers/bulliers. It is also a must-read for all individuals with physical differences and their health care providers. Chloeand rsquo;s message is pertinent and timely. Her communication style is eloquent, engaging, and endearing. This book has changed me; I believe I will be a better doctor for having read her words and for considering this outcome measure not found in any published clinical research article that I have written or read. We, as health care providers, cannot make everything normal, but we can and should be better attuned to the difference between medical and lsquo;successand rsquo; and patient life experiences.and rdquo; * Vincent S. Mosca, MD; Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Washington, and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief of Foot and Ankle Service, and Director of the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship * and ldquo;In a world that tends to whisper youand rsquo;re and lsquo;never enough,and rsquo; there is a need for voices and stories that affirm that we really are. Chloeand rsquo;s voice is one of those--she doesnand rsquo;t hide her pain; rather, she finds purpose in sharing it. Anyone reading this book will begin to see that personal heartbreak and pain can often lead us toward our greatest strengths and triumphs. Her story is a brave movement of love, one that we can be a part of if we dare to stand beautiful in our own way.and rdquo; * Brooklyn Lindsey, author, speaker, and founder of the Justice Movement * and ldquo;Mark Twain once said, and lsquo;The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.and rsquo; Chloe has written a beautiful account of the way in which her own experience of human suffering arising from a birth defect helped her discover God's greater purpose for her life. Her sensitive, articulate account demonstrates that there is nothing predictable in this process. In fact, Chloeand rsquo;s amazing story unveils her own discovery of why her life was created, how she is fearfully and wonderfully made, and what her life contribution will ultimately include. This book is sure to bring hope and comfort to countless millions who must pivot away from the crucibles of suffering at the hands of other humans to find Godand rsquo;s greater purposes for their life. Chloe's narrative is sure to inspire a positive, hopeful engagement with all that life brings.and rdquo; * Gayle D. Beebe, PhD, president of Westmont College * and ldquo;Stand Beautiful is a powerful and meaningful book that needs to be read, understood, and appreciated. The author, although young, has much to say, and there is much to be learned from her writing. I teach a class in Disabilities, and this is the kind of text that can be used to help students, as well as others, navigate the importance and complexities that surround this subject.and rdquo; * Jeff Banks, Ph.D., Professor of Teaching of Humanities and Teacher Education at Pepperdine University * and ldquo;Think of a quilt, a homemade-with-love-kind of blanket with all the different squares. Got it? Now, on those squares, write the repeated words provision, protection, meaning, and belonging. These are the four basic desires of us, as humans, that are all woven together like a quilt in this quest for our humanity. The squares of us intertwine to create a beautiful picture through us, but only one square at a time. However, every once in a while, I hear a story, meet a human, that brings us beyond our own pictures and lets us look upon the whole tapestry that is humanity at one time. Chloeand rsquo;s story will cover you with the common threads of humanity, give you a bigger picture of your own story, and challenge you to stand beautiful in your own square of this beautiful thing called life. This is not a book, but a vision.and rdquo; * Eric Samuel Timm, orator, artist, and author of Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise * and ldquo;Chloeand rsquo;s powerful reflection of her abuse at the hands of young bullies and the lessons she has learned on her journey make Stand Beautiful a gift of hope to anyone who has faced humiliation and wondered if any good could ever come from it. Itand rsquo;s a gripping story with a strong message for anyone who wants to rise above the spirit of darkness in our world today and bring hope that we can do better.and rdquo; * Mark Matlock, president of WisdomWorks and author of Faith for Exiles and Living a Life That Matters * and ldquo;Iand rsquo;ve been working with teenagers for more than thirty-five years; and while there are many reasons I continue, one of my top reasons is how hopeful I continue to find them to be. Reading a story like Chloeand rsquo;s could be discouraging if you focus on the problems it reveals. But, ultimately, it's a story of overcoming, a story of redemption, a story of passion to change the world--and we all need more of that and hellip; I know I do.and rdquo; * Doug Fields, founder of Download Youth Ministry and author of Purpose Driven Youth Ministry * and ldquo;Oftentimes victims suffer in silence, but not Chloe. Sheand rsquo;s fighting back with a verbal punch to get the justice she deserves. In standing up for herself, sheand rsquo;s standing for all young people who have been bullied and assaulted. Her voice is powerful, and she is courageous and fierce. Sheand rsquo;s truly a role model for young women, and this book should be required reading in all high schools.and rdquo; * Alaleh Kianerci, Santa Clara County Prosecutor of the Brock Turner Stanford sexual assault case * and ldquo;Like Emily Doe, Chloe Howard transformed her victimhood into a superpower. These remarkable young women share the gift of inspiration. Being the victim of a crime can make you feel mute and powerless. But Chloe uses her strength, her spirituality, and her clear, powerful voice to call out to those who have suffered bullying. Chloeand rsquo;s ode to finding self-worth is an important message for anyone who has felt the sting of self-doubt or the humiliation of harassment: Stand Beautiful.and rdquo; * Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney * and ldquo;Wow. Iand rsquo;m impressed. And I donand rsquo;t say this lightly. Chloeand rsquo;s book is incredible. The strength this seventeen-year-old shares while in the midst of bullying is appropriate not only for teens but for adults who experience tough battles in life. We all get knocked down, but Chloeand rsquo;s resolve, tenacity, and solidity through the worst times in her life are an encouragement to all of us! Again: WOW.and rdquo; * Dr. Susie Shellenberger, speaker and writer * and ldquo;Chloe's story [Stand Beautiful] is a contemporary, vulnerable account of personal experience, empathy, and evangelism that serves as an inspiring reminder that we are all unique, broken, and imperfect; yet God unconditionally sees us, accepts us, and loves us. It's a beautiful testimony of trust, transformation, and triumph--in Jesus. * Brian M. Van Hall, FACHE COO, CURE International * and ldquo;Chloe Howard is a true world changer. There is nothing more inspiring than someone who harnesses a painful experience for good. And there is no better example of that transformational spirit than Chloe. Being lucky enough to witness Chloeand rsquo;s meeting with Bono and see the incredible good sheand rsquo;s done with that inspiration since inspires me to be braver in fighting for good, and I believe Stand Beautiful will do that for you as well.and rdquo; * Matthew Pohlson, cofounder, Omaze * and ldquo;As a TEDx organizer, Iand rsquo;m focused on the result of our speakersand rsquo; efforts: The Talk. But in this book, I could instead focus on Chloeand rsquo;s experience as she traveled toward the red circle. Her gift for expressing deep thoughts helped bring those weeks to life for me, and her struggles with insecurities and doubts put a lens on the challenges she faced before taking that first step onto the stage. Rarely do we meet people who are gifted communicators, both in creating well-crafted stories and possessing the poise necessary to present them in a high-stakes setting. Chloeand rsquo;s insight into the turmoil within a teenagerand rsquo;s psyche is immensely readable.and rdquo; * Mark Sylvester, executive producer, TEDxSantaBarbara *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Chloe Howard is on a mission to empower people of all ages to embrace their uniqueness and boldly face their beautiful selves. Born with a foot deformity, Chloe had five major operations by the time she was 15. Through her hardships, Chloe learned that differences are unique, bullying needs to be stopped from the inside out, and worth is most valuable when it comes from within. Today, Chloe is the voice of Stand Beautiful, a movement promoting the acceptance of self and others. She has been featured on NPR, Teen Vogue, and was recently a TEDx Speaker. She has been the subject of two documentaries and toured internationally with CURE.org. Visit standbeautiful.me for more information about Chloe and her message.

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