Thursday, March 22, 2012
Book Review: You're Already Amazing
But guess what? It's not a matter of if or when. Girl, You're Already Amazing!
In Holly Gerth's new book, You're Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You To Be, Holly successfully breaks through the cliche` of, "Ya, ya, we're all amazing," and tackles the very reasons why you can believe that you are amazing. that you do have something to offer. that you do have what it takes. that nobody can do it as good as you. and that you are already amazing because God fearfully and wonderfully created you.
So just who are you and what were you created for?
I love how Holly breaks it down so well for you, down to the synaptic connections in your brain! In her book, Holly just has a way of making you realize that you really were created down to the specific detail for a purpose. She helps you determine your strengths and to know how to live in your strengths. However, rather than pitying your weaknesses, she exhorts you to see that your weaknesses have a purpose, too. Your divinely created strengths are supported by your weaknesses. Your strengths and weaknesses are woven together perfectly!
Throughout her book, Holly engages you with thought-provoking questions and varying exercises to help you narrow in on just how you were created and what you were created for.
Holly addresses the lies you believe and challenges you to replace the lies with the truth of scripture. And she reminds you, with this passage, to stop comparing yourselves because the road you're on is meant just for you:
"The road he's carved out for you is yours alone. It's always the road less traveled because you're the only one who is ever going to walk it." (p 79)
Yes, you do have something to offer and no one can offer it, but you.
Finally, Holly addresses the fears that hold you back. She encourages you to let go of control and embrace relationship with confidence, because in spite of rejection, you can know that you are already perfectly loved. You are enough because He is enough in you. And you were made for more than this because "he has also set eternity in the human heart" (Ecc 3:11). And that "more" you feel is meant to point you straight to heaven.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Holly's engaging approach and her experience as a licensed counselor and life coach gave this book an edge over other affirming books I've read. I would recommend this life-changing book for women of all ages, teen-aged on up! Because, on varying levels, we all desperately need to know our worth.
You're Already Amazing is available at a bookstore near you in March 2012 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. You can also find Holly Gerth at Heart to Heart with Holly.