This book really addresses some areas I was struggling with in trying to accept myself for who I am and not who I thought I should be based on my observations of others. The author provides different aspects of human characteristics where you get to see that there are different gifts we are given and that even though they are not identical to others, they serve an equally important purpose. God made us each unique, so instead of beating ourselves up for not being like others, you can come to realize you're great exactly how you are!
This book is should be a must read for every woman of any age to not only help her discover her spiritual strengths but her amazing God-given highly esteemed value that only our Creator, in His supreme almighty authority, made us in His likeness to a degree that we can never imagine.
Holley Gerth has been gifted with making women feel/know that God created each of us for a specific purpose, at this specific time in history, to impact His kingdom for eternity. And His eternal love and blessing is sealed upon each of us.
As if the title isn't enough to make you feel better ... this book delivers what it promises. If you only buy one non-fiction book in 2012, this needs to be it!
I had to read this book much slower than I usually read review books. It was loaded with nuggets of truth my soul needed to hear. Things like ... "As I did, it seemed God whispered to my soul, "You think you have to take what's broken and make it perfect in order to be used by me. But I think in a completely different way. I took what was perfect, my Son, and made him broken so that you could be whole. And because you belong to him, your brokenness can bring healing to others too."
Holley writes in a very easy, smooth manner to reach out to your heart and plant truths that can be life changing. I believe every woman needs to read this book at some time in their life. She places thought provoking questions along the chapters and brief exercises to walk through the message she's presenting. The book handles so many areas that a woman faces - who we are really, why can't I believe the message that I am amazing, my feelings and emotions, my relationships and connections, where I am going in this life, taking care of myself, and what God really wants me to remember from this lesson. At the end of the book is a guide to take the learning deeper as a group or individual.
If you are a woman and you love God, but have struggled to feel content with who you are, how you act or behave and how you relate to the body of Christ - you need to read this book. Holley is gifted in the heart-to-heart talks.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Wow. You're Already Amazing is an incredible book that every woman I know needs to read. While it may seem from the title that this is going to be a rah-rah, feel good back, that's simply not true. Instead, it's obvious from the outset that Holley desires for women to know who God created them to be and to use the strengths and skills that He has gifted them with to honor Him!
"We are chosen, cherished, created women who have all we need to fulfill God's plans for our lives. He has made us just as he wants us to be. We have something to offer that no one else can bring . . . and the world is waiting" (p 40).
Holley writes in such a way that reading the book feels more like having a conversation with a close friend. The exercises throughout the book and the "Go Deeper Guide" at the end make this a great book for individuals or groups to go through. [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.