Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You Are Already Amazing!!

I LOVE this book!  What a great encouragement for women to embrace who they are in God's eyes and use their gifts to become all He created them to be.  It has certainly ministered to my heart. 

I am already amazing to Him!  Wow! What a relief to know that! But with all the cultural obsession with being the "it girl";  it is also a process to come to a point of truly believing that.  I, for one, have never been the cultural "it girl". I am no Martha Stewart or Super Woman who has it all together, but I am God's "Is Girl"!   Misspelled??  That's what I thought until I read further.... God looks at me and says, "She IS Loved, Accepted, and Valued. She IS created to be just the way I wanted her to be." When I remember that my Creator, made me just what I am, with my very own strengths and skills to be used for His glory; it is easier to accept the fact that He loves me just as I am, no matter how others may feel about me, or how I feel about myself. It is not about comparing myself to what someone else is.  It is about becoming the person HE created me to be, and using my gifts for His glory.

Holley has so many great points in her book. She is candid and down to earth. You feel like she is sitting across the table having a conversation with you. It's very personal. She talks about our feelings, our emotions, our strengths, and how to use them to develop our skills. The back of the book contains a Go Deeper Guide for those who really want to delve into this concept.  This book is a book every woman should have, but especially those who may be dealing with a bit of insecurity as to who they are, why they were created, and what God has for them.  It is a powerful tool, full of scripture, great stories from the Bible and great counsel.
Holley has a great blog too! Heart to Heart with Holley.

This month the (in)courage book club BLOOM is going to be hosting Holley and her book, so you may just want to hop on over to Dayspring and purchase your discounted copy, or get free shipping when you purchase two! Or you can enter the GIVEAWAY right here on my blog for a copy of You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth.  Either way, your heart will certainly be blessed through Holley's gift of words.

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In honor of this great book several blogs are linking up to Holley's blog to honor women who are Already Amazing. So, I am planning on blogging about a few amazing women I know! I find that picking only one is hard to do, since God has blessed me with several very amazing women in my life.  In the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you a few of the amazing women and friends that share my life!

*I received this book from Baker Publishing Group for the purpose of my review and all of the thoughts and opinions about the book are my own. I am not required to give a positive review.

9 comments:

  1. My Mom and my Mom-in-law! Both are truly an inspiration!

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    1. Totally agree! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. My Daughter Kerri, she fought through Hodgkin-Lymphomia, and is now cancer free. She is an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you for sharing. That is amazing!

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  3. I think YOU are amazing! You amaze me at your commitment, your honesty, your loyalty, and your love. You make me want to try harder.

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    1. Thank you my friend. I am honored that you feel that way, although I do not feel worthy of your words. YOU encourage me to try harder... to keep going... to never give up! And above all to do and be what God wants me to be.

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  4. You mama are pretty amazing. But I also have to say Mrs. Tara is amazing as well!

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    1. Thank you sweetie. I myself think YOU are an amzing daughter! You excel! You put God first and love Him with all your heart. And that makes you truly amazing to me! Having you as my daughter is a blessing. I cherish you and our relationship. I know you are going to do GREAT things for GOD!

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  5. My mother is the most amazing and inspiring person that I know.

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