Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be
Women feel enormous pressure to be perfect. To have the perfect body, to be a perfect woman, to have the perfect career, and to have the perfect attitude. All the time. Under all that pressure and all those expectations are women carrying burdens they were never meant to carry and suppressing the dreams they were always meant to live. In You’re Already Amazing, popular blogger and cofounder of (in)courage helps women understand and embrace the fact that they don’t need to do more, be more, and have more–because they’re already amazing just the way God created them to be. As a licensed counselor and certified life coach, Holley knows what readers need to hear. Like a heart-to-heart talk over coffee, reading this joy-filled book encourages women to forget the lies and expectations the world feeds them, instead believing that God made them for a purpose and that he loves them right now, at this moment, and always. Holley takes readers on a journey of the heart to discover their strengths and embrace all God created them to be.
This book is Amazing… I must say!
This book is very powerful for women. I am not usually a big fan of self help books because they usually loose focus on the main point, which is to lean on God, not do it your self.
But this book keeps focus on God as your strength. I really love love love this book. Its very positive for women, Christian or not.
I found my self taking a lot of notes while reading. I actually will be reading it again, slower, so that I can use it more as a study and share it with my daughters as part of our homeschool bible curriculum. It will be empowering for them as well, as a primer to women hood and what we as women deal with.
Some of the subjects that were my favorites:
- Lies in our lives
- Perfection and comparing our selves to others ( I do this with my homeschooling)
- Your strengths
- Your needs
- God’s goals
- Connecting with others (big one for me being a quiet introvert)
This book is just full of information that we as women need to be armed with. Like truth about who you are in your eyes and God’s eyes.
Your going to grow by reading this book. You may also, like me, have emotions stirred so you will have to deal with them. It may bring up things from your past that you have forgotten and you need to deal with.
I would like to finish with a quote that I underlined. I am not sure what it was about it, but it stuck with me, maybe to meditate on.
Pg 42: “We have a choice between living in the truth or giving in to the flesh. And what we pick ultimately shapes us and the course of our lives.”
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Holley Gerth is an award-winning writer, licensed counselor, certified life coach, and speaker. She is cofounder of (in)courage, an online destination for women, which received more than one million page views in its first six months. She also reaches out to readers through her popular blog, Heart to Heart with Holley and through her partnership with DaySpring, a subidiary of Hallmark. Holley lives in Arkansas with her husband, Mark.
Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.