Holley Gerth shared about the message of her new book about a year ago as I sat at a table with her some other God-sized dreamers. I remember nodding in agreement that this message needed to be shared. I knew then and still know that laying down perfection at the cross is a necessary message because it’s one my soul needs.
As I invited other women to join me for an online book study of “You’re Loved No Matter What,” I realized I wasn’t alone in needing this message. Starting March 16, we’ll discuss a chapter a week. I’m excited to see what God does among this group.
Like her previous books, Holley writes as if she’s sitting at the table with you. She’s kind and welcoming while she speaks truth into women’s lives. She recognizes the hard stuff and encourages us to keep going.
The subtitle of this book – “Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect” – captures the essence of what I’ve been longing to learn. For a long time, God has been trying to show me there is a better way than perfectionism and impossible expectations. Learning this is a process, but I’m finally seeing some light. And I’m grateful for Holley’s words to encourage me to trade guilt for grace.
I want to embrace the challenge that Holley issued in the book’s introduction:
“For now it’s time to lay down those unrealistic expectations that exhaust you. It's time to embrace who you are – even the messy parts. It's time to start living fully instead of just trying not to fail.”
Yes, let’s do this.
ABOUT THE BOOK :: Published by Revell. March 2015. Paperback. 224 pages. Learn more at Holley Gerth’s website. Buy on Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :: Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like “You're Already Amazing,” “You're Made for a God-Sized Dream,” and “You're Going to Be Okay.” She's also cofounder of the popular website (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
I received a free copy of “You’re Loved No Matter What” to review from Revell Reads. These opinions and experiences are my own. I'm linking up this post with the weekly Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood Gathering.
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