Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to BeRachel HollisThomas Nelson / 2018 / Hardcover$8.49 Retail:3.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews Video
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Jewells5 Stars Out Of 5Girl,wash your faceApril 6, 2020JewellsThis is by far my favorite inspirational book
She keeps the readers interest and is issues we face everyday.
Herversion5 Stars Out Of 5Love this bookJanuary 15, 2020HerversionQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is awesome. If your feeling discouraged or lost or just need some encouragement this book is it sis!
christy3 Stars Out Of 5she is an excellent writer, but...November 15, 2019christyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I really love the way Rachel Hollis writes. I can hear the enthusiasm in her words. I enjoyed this book for that reason. But I did feel like it was a big brag fest. But, then again, this book is written to encourage you and push you to achieve your dreams and to not give up. I feel like Rachel included all of her accomplishments, to show us that she didn't give up and look at how far she came. Overall, I enjoyed this book.
Librarian1 Stars Out Of 5Girl, Wash Your FaceOctober 26, 2019LibrarianQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Save your money for something else. Not worth a dime. Works righteousness at best. Not Christ-centered, me centered.
Kimberly5 Stars Out Of 5Surprised from cover to coverSeptember 22, 2019KimberlyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I felt led to write this because in all honesty, this book came into my life at the time that I needed it to. When I bought this book, recommended by a friend, I had no clue that Rachel was a Christian and this was published by a Christian publishing company (I never pay attention to publishers).
As I started reading, I appreciated the professional, clean, and honest way she talked about the lies that women harbor internally and learn to adhere to and live by and how she uses advice and tips that can be applied in each of our lives to overcome those. Throughout the book she mentions that we have to overcome lies that society puts on us to become "who our Creator made us to be." No, she doesn't shove her faith down the reader's throat, but she makes it known what she believes and I believe, wholeheartedly, that God has used and will continue to use this book as a platform for seeds to be planted. On a similar note, she has a whole chapter dedicated to the fruits of the spirit and that was incredibly refreshing to read because she recommends writing the fruits that you need to work on in each season of our lives on sticky notes and putting them throughout the house as a reminder to pray and also simply mindfully work to incorporate those into our daily lives.
This book, as I said earlier, came into my life at a time that couldn't have been more perfect. I was struggling with a lot of inner self-confidence issues, trying to sort through and deal with a lot of trauma I lived through as a child that has carried well into my adult life, and hearing another woman be honest about the struggles while also having suggestions on what she did that helped her was unbelievably helpful and it has genuinely changed my life.
From my perspective, this book is meant to show women how to 1. build confidence in themselves by showing them that their struggles are shared and can be overcome, 2. how to learn to love themselves and the importance of that (also how much they are loved by God) and 3. how to love others better, and how important that is because God loves others and calls us to do so.
I have recommended this book to SO many women and friends who have been having inner struggles because it feels so good to relate to others but it also feels amazing to have a game plan to implement to start changing your life. I've also listened to her podcast (RISE) and I highly recommend that, although it is definitely geared towards business women, but she talks so much about being grateful for what you already have and writing in a journal and I can't tell you how using some of the tips has boosted my relationship with God.
A quick note to end this on, if you're considering purchasing this book, here's a couple things to keep in mind.
1. The people who are marking the VERY descriptive, in-depth 4/5 star reviews as "not helpful" are those that simply didn't get from the book what everyone else has. The fact they didn't like it isn't wrong, but the fact that they're going through marking descriptive reviews they disagree with is. We're adults, accept others opinions without being childish. I know I'll get a few of those myself but you shouldn't hinder the change God might be implementing in someone else's life just because this book wasn't for you.
2. This is not a spiritual growth book HOWEVER if you truly open yourself up and ask God to let you see what He wants you to see, you can experience some of that while reading this. True, I think the only scripture actually quoted is the fruits of the spirit, but that doesn't mean that God can't use anything else in this. If that's the case, no one should be reading any other books other than the Bible!
3. You might not get something from each and every chapter in this book. I got a LOT from the entire book as I also experienced a lot of the same things that the author did and, as I said earlier, have been working through a lot and this steered me in the right directions. But if you have self-confidence issues or you feel like there are areas in your life that you are missing the mark or that you're feeling called to pursue because you don't feel like you're getting it right by God (such as loving others, not gossiping, or constantly being negative and cultivating that root in yours and others lives) and what somewhere to start, read this. You'll most likely learn some suggestions for how to start getting it right, and that it's okay to miss the mark sometimes! (Note, I'm talking about mommy, wife, or overall woman issues such as not getting all the laundry done or snapping at someone and having to humble ourselves to an apology, I'm NOT talking about knowingly engaging in sin (although no one is perfect, that's between you and God), before someone takes that completely out of context).
Lastly, I hate when people categorize something as a self-help book, it has such a horrible connotation, unfortunately. In today's era when people speak out that they struggle with something and ask for help, most others are extremely uncomfortable and/or critical (especially Christians in my personal experience) and people wonder why more people who are taking their own lives don't ask for help beforehand. This particular book is geared towards ANY woman who wants to "self-examine" (as another reviewer accurately stated) and grow herself into "who her Creator made her to be." This book has it's purpose, as I've written, all I ask is that if you do read this, pray about it and ask God to use it to open your eyes to things He wants you to change in your life and to give you the wisdom and the courage to actively follow through and do it the way He sets out for you, no matter how hard!