More than 600 women came out to hear gospel artist Erica Campbell offer inspirational guidance and practical advice at Women’s Fellowship Kick-off sponsored by Crenshaw Christian Center.
The event, held on Feb. 8, featured Campbell sharing scripture and personal reflections from her book, “More Than Pretty: Doing the Soul Work that Uncovers Your True Beauty.” Her goal was to help females of all shapes and sizes realize that external appearance doesn’t define self-worth.
“I invited Erica to speak after I read her book,” said Dr. Betty R. Price to the crowd. “It was so uplifting that I wanted her to share her insight with all of us.”
Urging women to discard unhealthy habits, Campbell recounted some of the strategies she used to overcome doubt and low self-esteem. Her humorous, yet eye-opening, presentation was often interrupted by loud applause, denoting the audience’s agreement with her words.
She also shared insight on applying on God’s Word and His affirmations to build patience, confidence and excel in achieving His will for your life.
“You have to learn to appreciate things and realize that they can be a launching pad for things to come later in life. The scripture says there is nothing wasted in the Kingdom, not even your brokenness or shame or disappointments. All of that stuff is usable if you let it be.”
In addition, Campbell told the crowd that she not only practices the advice outlined in “More Than Pretty” in her profession, but also as a wife, mother and first lady at California Worship Center in North Hollywood where her husband serves as pastor.
Following her message, Campbell hugged and chatted with a long line of women, posed for photos with scores of attendees and signed hundreds of copies of “More Than Pretty.”
Margie Moseley was so enthused that she bought four copies of “More Than Pretty.” “I just want to be blessing to some people, so I’m keeping one book and giving away the other three. Everything she said was so helpful.”
“More Than Pretty” is available at Eso Won Books and on all digital platforms.