Inner beauty: The best kept beauty secret

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Author Cynthia M. Henry uses biblical figure to challenge readers to change their perception of beauty, in new book

Unfortunately, we live in a world where looks matter greatly.

Since the dawn of time cultures have celebrated beautiful people. Society’s obsession with beauty may seem harmless, but what happens to those who are perceived as less beautiful? In her new book, “The Leah Factor,” author Cynthia M. Henry sends an empowering message to those who have felt marginalized because of their physical appearance.

“The Leah Factor” focuses on the biblical character, Leah, who grew up with a beautiful, popular sibling whom everyone adored. Growing up, Leah was described as “tender-eyed” while her younger sister, Rachel, is described as beautiful and highly favored. Leah represents more than just a biblical figure, but a real woman who experienced emotional upheaval.

Although society viewed Leah as unworthy of favor, Leah’s life personified true beauty as examples of God’s love, grace and mercy are interwoven throughout her life.

“I have experienced similar pain to Leah’s in my own life, including a failed marriage,” said Henry. “It became clear that Leah’s story is one many women can relate to”

Working as a high school teacher in the inner city, Henry witnessed how critical students can be of themselves and others based on outward appearance. Henry felt a strong desire to protect the victims while also speaking kindly to the bullies to let them know the serious nature of their actions.

“Unfortunately, we live in a world where looks matter greatly.” “My hope is that The Leah Factor will grant insight into why you are truly beautiful.”

The Leah Factor: Recognizing True Beauty and Worth
By: Cynthia M. Henry
ISBN: 978-1512711233
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and WestBow Press

About the author
Cynthia M. Henry is a seasoned Bible student and Sunday school teacher. In her spare time she enjoys writing. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University. Henry resides in Detroit, Michigan with her husband and family.

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