"Fierce Beauty" is a gorgeously-written book about just that: fierce beauty. In a series of parable-esque installments and anecdotal snapshots taken from her own life, Meeder talks about the deeply-buried beauty that all women have, and how to channel that for the sake of Jesus.
In this book are stories about a kindly dog who was rescued, then revealed to have an arrow buried inside its neck, just as we have sin shoved down our own necks; a nearly disastrous skiing trip, shown to demonstrate integrity; the heart-wrenching story of a young girl who came to Meeder's ministerial ranch after a staggering loss; and many other stories used to illustrate a point about God's fervor, His divine creation, and how we can enjoy it.
The writing is beautiful, albeit grandiose. Reading too much in one sitting would be like eating the whole bar of Godiva. Nevertheless, the striking turns of phraseology and the apt way Meeder describes the natural surroundings she is clearly in love with stand above many books in the Descriptions Department: "Long gone was the golden glow of the setting sun's last rays. In its place, as if on a timeless theater stage, the dark sky had silently ushered in the twinkling glow of countless stars...."
Meeder's boundless enthusiasm for life and her reckless love of the outdoors and all things adventurous make this book an exciting, informed, and lovely read. I would recommend it to any woman who is struggling amid bills, whiny children, and mountains of laundry--this book will turn those socks and T-shirts to a mountain of beckoning adventure and give that woman the strength to live out her secret, buried fantasies.
I received this book for free from WBM. If you'd like to buy this book, go to Amazon or the WBM page.