As women, we tend to think that if we could only get our act together, life would be perfect. But you’re not supposed to be perfect. You’re supposed to be human. And humans are messy, flawed, glorious, and deeply loved.
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.
Let’s do this. Together. —————————–
How would your life be different if you truly believed you’re loved just as you are? Bestselling author Holley Gerth shares how God wants to set our hearts free by revealing the lies we believe as well as the scandalous grace and acceptance offered to us instead. She helps us lay down our unrealistic expectations so we can embrace who God created us to be, pursue his purpose for our lives, and offer others the love we’ve been freely given.
“I often say it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Holley Gerth shows women that’s just as true for our hearts as it is for every other area of our lives.”–Myquillyn Smith, The Nester, author of The Nesting Place
“Holley Gerth shares a breathtaking promise. She’s not asking you to try to be better but inviting you to receive what’s already yours. That’s a message that will not only heal your heart but set you free.”–Suzanne Eller, international speaker and author of The Unburdened Heart
“If your heart feels entangled by the critical voices of perfectionism, sit down with this book full of encouraging gems of wisdom and let Holley’s words guide you to a new beginning, to set your heart free to run in one direction: toward God’s love for you.”–Bonnie Gray, author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace
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You may read the first chapter HERE.
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, You’re Going to Be Okay, and more. She’s also cofounder of the popular website (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Learn more at www.holleygerth.com
I have not met any woman who hasn’t struggled with the need to be perfect in at least one area of her life. Holley shows from Scripture and personal experiences that we can be freed from this need to lead a life from the daily tangle of this pressure to live a life of freedom.
This book is a must read for all women. It would be an excellent book club study, a women’s life group study, a gift , or a text to discuss with a group of your favorite girlfriends. Holley covers the areas of guilt from our childhood and previous relationships, God’s freedom which He has already given to us, embracing His perfect love, being who you were created to be, healing from your past, gaining new perspective on life, and freeing our hearts forever, which was my favorite chapter.
Each chapter ends with several questions which will force the reader to reflect upon their struggles, digging deep into the past to unearth those hidden areas which need healing. At the back of this book, there is a Go Deeper Guide with a message from the author to the reader to write in the text and create a discussion group with a friend, a group, or just yourself, but strongly encourages the reader to use this book to form relationships with other Christians to encourage because as women, “We’re in this together.”
Thank you to the author and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for a copy in exchange for this honest review.