Giveaway – More Than Rules: Exploring the Heart of Beauty and Modesty


Today’s giveaway is Bambi Moore’s e-book, More Than Rules: Exploring the Heart of Beauty and Modesty.  If you don’t read Bambi’s blog, In the Nursery of the Nation, you are missing out!

Black Friday special: get the PDF for $.99 or the Kindle version for $2.99!

But even if you do read her blog – or especially if you read her blog, you’ll want to read her e-book on the difficult and divisive topic of modesty.  Bambi bravely tackles the subject without laying down rules and drawing arbitrary lines on the arms, legs and neckline.  Instead, she delves into the heart of the matter.  What is modesty?  What is beauty?  Why should we care?  How can we seek God’s will when we choose our wardrobe?

An ebook I wrote on beauty and modesty

Here’s one of my favorite bits from the book.  When discussing modest dress, people often make the assumption that modest = ugly.  Some even refer to modest dresses in general as “frumpers,” i.e. frumpy jumpers.  Not true.

Our lives make public announcements. A Christian woman’s clothing should make an announcement of “good works professing godliness”, not “pride” or “sex.” But why? The function of a Christian’s good works is to glorify God.
Consider Matthew 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
It is self that drives us to steal glory that belongs to God alone, no matter the tactic. It is self that makes us desire the focus and attention of others, to want their admiration and praise for clever wit, high social standing or clothing that is too expensive, too tight, too short or overall improper. Incidentally, clothing that screams, “Just look at me! I’m more spiritual than you because I’m dressed in a jumper two sizes too big!” is also immodesty because it seeks to attract attention.


I love this review by Jacinda of Growing Home

“More Than Rules is, hands down, the best work I have ever read on modesty. In typical Bambi Moore style, More Than Rules delivers a timely and convicting message with humility and humor. Though generally a divisive topic among Christian women, Bambi breaks through barriers of legalism and antinomianism and presents a biblical doctrine with grace and kindness that will ultimately lead others to contentment with who they are in Christ. It’s an affirming and encouraging read for those who sometimes feel like living in the modesty trench is a losing battle, and for anyone just curious about what it means to be modest, consider More Than Rules your ticket to a whole new wardrobe! “

Interested?  Learn more here.  You can read the introduction for free.  Ready to buy?  Get it as a PDF, or get the Kindle version from Amazon.


Bambi has agreed to give a copy of her e-book to 5 winners!  To win, just enter any or all of the following ways.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Leave a comment here.
  2. Like In the Nursery of the Nation on Facebook.
  3. Like Life in a Shoe on Facebook.
  4. Follow Bambi on Pinterest
  5. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter or other social media.  You can use the buttons below.  Leave a separate comment telling me where to find each share.
  6. Blog about this giveaway.  I will choose 2 winners specifically from among those who blog about this giveaway, so bloggers will have a very good chance of winning!

I’ll leave the giveaway open for 7 days before I randomly choose the winners.


  1. I like life in a shoe on facebook

  2. I’d love to win one of these as this has been a recent topic my husband and I have been discussing.

  3. I liked “in the Nursery of the Nation” on Facebook.

  4. I started following Bambi on Pinterest.

  5. I like “Life in a Shoe” on Facebook.

  6. I’m glad to learn of a well-researched book on this important topic.

  7. i like LiaS on FB

  8. here is my comment 🙂

  9. I like Life in a Shoe on Facebook. I’m sure I would like you all other places as well 🙂

  10. This sounds like a very interesting book with a solid foundation. I am often having discussions about modesty with my girls and would love a copy of this book.

  11. I would like to read your thoughts on this subject especially in view of the changes I see in pictures of your family. Has this study made you more or less ‘conservative’ in reference to modesty? Sounds interesting.

  12. Thank you for living your faith out loud! I would love to have a copy of this book. It is important that we strive to live godly lives and model for the world how they should live. God Bless and happy Thanksgiving!

  13. I’d love to!

  14. I’d love to have a copy of this book. I think it would be helpful for me in leading my church’s Women’s Ministry as we address the topic of modesty. It’s a touchy subject for both younger and older women in the church.

  15. So, does the mindset demonstrated in your “favorite bit” from the book explain your own family’s change from dresses to shorts? I’ve been wondering about that lately.

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