If you know me well, you know it takes me a while to finish a book. But this Spring Break I read a book in a few days! Amazing! I think it had to do with the fact that the book was written well.
Holley Gerth’s new book releasing this month,You’re Already Amazing, Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be, has a message that actually confirms where God has taken me in life, as I’ve wrestled with my identity.
A message from the book that stood out is what Holly addresses as Lie #1 of several lies we believe:
- Lie #1: “I have to Be Perfect”…There’s only One who is perfect. To be perfect, I’d have to be him. But wait–”I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20). When I gave my life to Jesus, he gave his to me too. In God’s eyes, I’m as perfect as Christ. All that sin? It’s settled once and for all. Whew. Jesus shows Ms. Perfect to the door and says, “I’ll take it from here.”
I’ve struggled with the perfectionism thing and I’ve been my worst critic. Holly’s message is Biblical and comforting, as she uses her counseling background to debunk the lies we believe.
You can also find Holley on Bloom (in)courage as the latest book study selection! Click on the Bloom icon in the side-bar for more details. A video introducing Holley will be on Bloom this Monday!
DaySpring has great new coordinating items featuring messages that will brighten your day and speak directly to your heart. All regular priced items in the Heart to Heart with Holley Collection are 25% off with coupon code HOLLEYG25. This code is valid through 3/31/12.