{review} Project Inspired

I write a lot about my daughters here. It’s pretty easy to figure out that modesty and teaching my girls how to be godly young women is important to me. When I heard about Project Inspired, I knew I had to check it out.

Project Inspired is based on the Project Inspired website created by model and actress Nicole Weider. Integrating her behind-the-scenes experiences with guides on modest fashion, beauty, and advice, teens will discover positive ways they can uphold their values in today’s world while staying fierce … and faithful.


We’ve read a couple of other books for teen girls by inspirational women. What really set this apart for me and for my 14 year old was the amount of practical information in this book! Not only does Nicole share her personal story as she went from a high profile modeling contract to depression to finally giving her life to Jesus, but she shares so many great ideas about how young women can learn from the mistakes she made.

There are 12 chapters in Project Inspired. The topics range from everything to Overcoming Depression to Dating to Friendship to Etiquette. There’s also great information about True Beauty and Wardrobe, Defining Your Look, Guarding Your Mind and Body plus Sharing the Gospel. Each chapter contains practical tips while also keeping a focus on Biblical wisdom. The chapter on Beauty, for example, contains the story of Queen Esther and how she carefully considered what she wore before the King. In the same way, Nicole encourages young women to consider what they’re wearing and how dressing well can help a young woman (or any woman, let’s be honest!) to feel that little boost in her self-confidence.

Honestly, I was a little scared to read the chapter on dating. Thankfully, Nicole shares excellent wisdom on why it’s wise to wait to date. She recommends waiting until you’re 18 before starting to delve into that realm of life. Thank you, Nicole! It’s so easy for young girls to get swept away into the hormones and emotions of being a teen. That is one area that a bit of control and wisdom is really needed. I was so, so thankful to read that Nicole was sharing this same thing.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book for young women ages 13 and up. It’s one that they can grab for reference or encouragement as these tricky topics come up. I’ve already heard “In that book you got me? They recommend jeans from ___” or ideas about a new face wash that Nicole recommends. It’s handy and practical while being spiritually encouraging all at once.
{I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

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