All I Need Is Jesus & a Good Pair of Jeans: The Tired Supergirl's Search for Grace  -     By: Susanna Foth Aughtmon
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Like the perfect pair of jeans, the perfect Christian life eludes us super girls. We long to live the perfect life - free of pride, jealousy, envy, bitterness, loneliness, selfishness, judgmentalism, and a host of other sins. The gap between where we want to be and where we are is huge. Reading All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans is akin to eavesdropping on the author in a confessional booth as she shares her struggles and learns to resist with the secret weapon of God's truth. Straightforward and humorous, you're sure to get a few laughs along with a dose of reality. Includes study questions for each chapter. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0800731727
ISBN-13: 9780800731724
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Publisher's Description

Women everywhere feel pressured to have perfect Christian lives, perfect family lives, and to look perfect in their jeans. Instead of feeling good about themselves, most of them just feel like tired supergirls, living in the gap between who they are and who they long to be.

Susanna Foth Aughtmon honestly confesses her battles with pride, worry, fatigue, beauty, jealousy, and chocolate. In every chapter she faces a nemesis--like Worry Man or Mrs. Prideful--who implies that she is not living up to her potential. She meets each enemy with the secret weapon of God's Truth. Readers will identify with her humorous examples from daily life and will gain insight from this tired supergirl on her journey of grace.

Author Bio

Susanna Foth Aughtmon is a pastor's wife and mother of three. She graduated from Bethany College with a BA in Social Science emphasizing psychology and early childhood education. After pursuing various careers, including her own interior decorating business, she decided to stay home as a full-time mom. She assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in Palo Alto, California.

Endorsements

"Always with humor and style, Susanna captures the beauty of following Jesus."
--Sara Groves, singer/songwriter

"If you've ever needed to know that someone--anyone--has the same struggles as you, All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans is for you."
--Kirk Noonan, managing editor, Today's Pentecostal Evangel

"Aughtmon's honesty, trendy humor, and solid supporting Scripture offer encouragement to every supergirl."
--Judi Braddy, speaker, author, It All Comes Out in the Wash

"With tender grace and unflinching honesty, Aughtmon nails all the realities of everyday not-so-supergirls."
--Marilynn Griffith, author, Rhythms of Grace

"Aughtmon's voice is strong, true, refreshing, and hilarious."
--Rene Gutteridge, author, Skid and My Life as a Doormat

Author Bio

Susanna Foth Aughtmon is a pastor's wife and mother of three. She graduated from Bethany College with a BA in Social Science emphasizing psychology and early childhood education. After pursuing various careers, including her own interior decorating business, she decided to stay home as a full-time mom. She assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in Palo Alto, California.

Press Release

STRENGTH FOR WOMEN TO WIN LIFE'S EVERYDAY BATTLES
Christian Women Everywhere Will See Themselves - and Find Hope - in This Funny, Adventurous Book by Debut Author

Christian women often struggle with the tension between who we are and who we were designed - and yearn - to be. There's a lot of pressure for us to live out the perfect Christian life, but everyday struggles can be discouraging and make us feel like we're not living up to our God-given potential.

Author Susanna Foth Aughtmon, a pastor's wife and mother of three, knows that feeling all too well, which she explores in her debut book, All I Need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans: The Tired Supergirl's Search for Grace.

She opens up about many of the struggles and difficulties that we as women of faith face on a day-to-day basis, most of which we never talk about. Through her candidness and down-to-earth humor, she reassures women that they are not alone in facing these hardships. But most of all, she shows women that there's hope. Aughtmon digs into Scripture and shows readers how they can face these burdens, grow closer to God through them and become more of the kind of woman that God has in mind for them.

All I Need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans looks at almost two dozen of the struggles women deal with most, including:

  • Worrying too much
  • Being a people-pleaser
  • Becoming too busy for God
  • Feeling lonely or purposeless
  • Struggling with your body image
  • Not feeling disciplined enough
  • Getting angry or judging others
  • Not being very good at sharing your faith
  • Getting discouraged about your spiritual growth

    Readers will have a chance to find out how another woman handles - and overcomes - these areas of frustration that burden so many Christian women. Readers will identify with her humorous examples from daily life and will gain insight from this tired supergirl on her journey of grace.

    "It is almost as if Sue walks into a confessional booth and invites us as readers to go in with her," remarks pastor and author Mark Batterson. "She shares personal struggles that take tremendous courage to reveal. It was so refreshing and encouraging to know that I'm not alone."

    All I need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans also includes more than 75 questions that complement each chapter, and makes for a great resource for small groups or Bible studies.

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    1. gla
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      June 16, 2009
      gla
      Really liked this book. It's light, funny and very real. Am using it for a summer Bible study as a way to encourage other women and help them draw closer to the Lord. Thank you, Susanna!
    2. Melissa Reeder
      4 Stars Out Of 5
      June 5, 2009
      Melissa Reeder
      Bought this book for the practicality of it. Truly, I have not read it yet. Good reviews though and looking forward to reading it.
    3. Patricia Chadwick
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      January 18, 2009
      Patricia Chadwick
      This is a great book because the author writes honestly and from her heart. She can relate to all of us who try to do it all and try to be Super Girls. Whether you are tired, jealous, angry, exhausted, undisciplined, prideful, feeling unlovable, and more, Susanna covers it in this well-written book about her own struggles and explains what the Bibles says on how to deal with them. Its a fairly quick read and a great pick-me-up when you are down.
    4. Courtney
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      January 6, 2009
      Courtney
      Susanna really speaks to the everyday struggles of women, especially mothers. She is funny, easy to comprehend, and makes you think - a winning combination. This book would make a great mother's day, baby shower, or birthday gift!
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