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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Praying for you and all the ladies who join you in this book study. Love your heart, friend. xoxo
Thank you for praying for us and encouraging me well! Right now we have 31 women! Love you, sweet friend. xoxo
Kim S says
Kristin, I just posted my review today too. I love this book (big surprise) and am so excited about going through the study with you and the other women! Thanks again for hosting. Have a great day, Kim Stewart
This books just begged for discussion in my mind – so glad others agreed and joined in! I'm looking forward to getting our discussions going! Thanks for coming by here.
Joanna Sormunen says
Sounds like an excellent book! I definitely need to add to my to-read-list.
I've really love it, Joanna. I hope you do too.
Jen Ferguson says
I love how you are always on the front lines letting me know the goodness out there. So glad we are friends and on this journey to freedom from perfectionism together!
Well, I just like books … a lot! 🙂 I'm so grateful for you. Looking forward to the next time we get to hang out! xoxo