You're Going To Be Okay is the message my heart needed to hear.
Once again, Holley's style is easy to read, easy to process. It is like sitting across her at a table in a quaint little tea house for the afternoon. Her message to women is timeless and perfect ... no matter where you are now - you are going to be okay.
Does your heart need to hear that?
The book is not a trite answer to the many-faceted problems women face these days - instead it is a hand-held, hug-infested look at how God created us. She covers all aspects of how we process our world and circumstances around us - from the basic brain functions to the ever-complex heart functions.
I would recommend this book to all women of all ages. It is powerful and thought- provoking. It is gentle and inspiring. It is incredible.
The chapters have places to jot down thoughts, fill in the blanks for personalizing the lessons and spaces for written prayers. It is not a 'how-to' book, but rather a 'let's do'. And why not do it together with a group of women you know well with the Go Deeper guide at the back of the book that works like a book study, taking each chapter and diving into God's word and each other's hearts. (Go Deeper section can also be done individually - I did!)
Definitely check out this book! And if you haven't been introduced to Holley yet, be sure to check out her inspiring websites for a daily dose from a loving friend!
One of the things I like the most about Holley's books, and this one in particular is that you can really hear her heart in the written words on the page. While reading it almost feels as if you are just sitting across the table with her and having a heartfelt conversation.
She once again dispels those myths (or voices) that seem to reach deep inside us and grab hold and tell us that everything is awful. Through the very pervasive use of scripture she gently reminds us that Satan is the father of lies and that God through His Son Jesus has a plan for us.
I always walk away from her books uplifted and encouraged. This particular book has a section in the back called the Going Deeper Guide that includes probing questions that allow you to further contemplate the truths that were presented in each chapter. It is designed to be done on your own or with a group.
I think this would be a great resource to use with a group of girlfriends over a nice cup of coffee. There are ten chapters so it could easily be done over a ten week time span. The discussion is bound to be that of an intimate nature leading all those involved into a deeper walk with Christ.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Is your life perfect? Yeah, mine isn't either, and neither is anyone elses! And that is why we all need this book by Holly Gerth! Holly guides us through chapters such as: Who You Are Is Still the Same; You're Stronger Than You Know; Your Mind Is A Powerful Gift; Your Heart Is Worth Guarding and You Can Keep from Sabotaging Yourself. And this is just some of the topics Ms. Gerth teaches us in this wonderful book. This would make an awesome individual Bible study or a study for a small group of Sunday school class. I didn't go through it this time as a study, but I plan to do that to get the full effect of this book.
I highly recommend this to every woman out there because every woman can find something here to help them in some way! Join thousands of woman as they study through You're Going to Be Okay! I received this book from the publisher Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 55.
Holley Gerth in her new book, "You're Going To Be Okay" published by Revell gives us Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days.
From the Back Cover: If your life isn't perfect . . .
If you've ever been disappointed . . .
If you feel stressed or tired . . .
This is for you.
You really are going to be okay. And it truly is possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength no matter what life brings. Yes, there will be hurt and hard times. But God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive-no matter what happens.
For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream disappear, whose life isn't what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope. It is possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad.
With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and nothing can stop God's purposes for them.
Ever been mugged? Maybe not necessarily on the street, though it has happened to some of us, I mean mugged emotionally, spiritually. You are suddenly knocked down and it seems your dreams are taken from you or, even worse, your future. When that happens we need someone to tell us we are going to be okay. Holley Gerth knows this and she is here to tell us this because this is what God is telling us. In ten chapters Ms. Gerth walks us through the ways we are okay and helps us realize we have more than what we know. Ms. Gerth states that this book is not for whiners, pessimists or perfectionists. It is written for people like you and me. People who have been hit and hit hard and just need to know we are going to make it and we are going to be okay. If you ever felt that this is what you need to hear then this is the book for you.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
If you are sinking under the weight of imperfection and have been disappointed by the events in your life, Holley Gerth's encouraging book, "You're Going to be Okay", will resonate calm, soothing and comforting words into your life. Have you spent your life trying to measure up to the impossible ideals you see on Facebook and Pinterest? Are you pressured by society to be perfect?
Gerth's book is not just to read. It is also a workbook to help you work through your emotions, your insecurities, and your doubt. She uses the wisdom she's learned through the struggles of trying to live up to an impossible dream of perfection. Much of what Gerth presents in her book is not original. We have heard it before, but it's all in the presentation. She didn't write this book to condemn, to frustrate or hinder you. She doesn't want to discourage you. She offers real solutions. The only catch is you have to be honest with yourself and willing to do the work she recommends.
You may discover that you are stronger than you realize and things aren't as bad as they seem. You may also find that you are not alone. This is an excellent resource for young people who are on the brink of discovering who they are and who they want to become. It is great for those who are older who have struggled their entire lives trying to be perfect only to discover that perfection is impossible. You can pursue this work alone or with an accountability partner.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."