Monday, March 9, 2015

You're Loved No Matter What by Holly Gerth - REVIEWED

About the Book:
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.

My Thoughts:
Sometimes You Will Forget All of This – And It’s Okay”  (heading on p. 186)

This is the grace and truth with which Holly Gerth writes her books.  Even after the final draft of the book was turned in, she admitted to a friend that her exhaustion stemmed from the fact that, “I’d switched from being a worshiper to a worker.”  (p. 186)  Grace.  Again.  Truth.  Again.  To me, this is the Holy work of God through His obedient servant.  She always gives God the glory for her work. That is why she is able to write such thought provoking, healing words.  That is why readers like me answer the hard questions at the end of each chapter and rejoice in our discovery.

You’re Loved No Matter What deals with a very personal, common struggle with the desire for perfection in our lives.  When we realize the source of this desire,  we recognize perfection is found only in God through Jesus Christ, and accept the life-long journey of being transformed by the renewing of our minds will we be able to lay this burden down and be free to be the person God created us to be.  Sometimes that means saying “no”.  Always it means that God is in control.  And the guilt and shame and depression and all of that other trash is the lie of the enemy to keep us in bondage to a wrong view of the relationship we have with God through Jesus.

Readers, this book has been a powerful tool of God in my life.  I humbly, fervently, boldly recommend this to every daughter of God.  It will change your life.

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 AmazingYou'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

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