Saturday, September 17, 2011

Grace For The Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Reprinted edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719840
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719845

A review copy was provided by the publisher.

From the Back Cover
You're strong. You're responsible. You're good. But . . .
. . . as day fades to dusk, you begin to feel the familiar fog of anxiety, the weight and pressure of holding it together and of longing left unmet. Good girls sometimes feel that the Christian life means doing hard work with a sweet disposition. We tend to focus only on the things we can handle, our disciplined lives, and our unshakable good moods.

But what would happen if we let grace pour out boundless acceptance into our worn-out hearts and undo us? If we dared to talk about the ways we hide, our longing to be known, and the fear in the knowing?

In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily Freeman invites you to release your tight hold on that familiar, try-hard life and lean your weight heavy into the love of Jesus. With an open hand, a whimsical style, and a heart bent brave toward adventure, Emily encourages you to move from your own impossible expectations toward the God who has graciously, miraculously, and lovingly found you.
My take on this book:
I think many of us can relate to Emily's book "Grace For The Good Girl," I sure know I read a lot of my feelings in the pages of this book. I have always tried to be a good girl, just like my mamma always told me to. I can still hear her telling me to always smile and never let them see you cry.That smile became a mask to hide behind, but the chapter I most relate to is titled "Can't Fall Apart." I am one of those people who never wants to show weakness. In this book the author's conversational tone encourages us to quit hiding behind those masks and reminds us that God accepts us, and loves  us in spite of our flaws and imperfections. 
I loved the conversational tone of this book, it felt like I was sitting down chatting with girlfriend. The writing flows smoothly and the questions at the end of each chapter allows for deeper reflection of what was read. I marked several chapters in this book to reread, so this book is a definite keeper for me.

This book would make a great gift, and would be perfect for women's study groups, and a small group leader guide is included.

*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

"Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes it is hard to just be ourselves without trying too hard to be what others want us to be.


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