Non-Fiction Shelves – You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide by Holley Gerth

An Encouraging, Empowering, Scripturally-Sound Guide To Becoming the You God Created You To Be

You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide
by Holley Gerth


Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Revell
Length: 201pp
ISBN-13: 978-1493403738

Related Links:
Holley Gerth’s Blog & Website (Loads of Videos and Other Resources)

You’re Already Amazing (BOOK)

You’re Already Amazing (DVD)

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Publisher Synopsis

Embrace who you are and become all God created you to be.

Through her Wall Street Journal bestselling book You’re Already Amazing, Holley Gerth dared and empowered women to discover who God made them to be and pursue his purpose for their lives. Now Holley will help you build on that foundation and experience even greater life transformation.

In this interactive LifeGrowth study, Holley will guide you through an engaging process that will help you apply heart-freeing truths in every aspect of your life, from relationships to work to how you pursue your dreams. God’s plans for your life are better than you can imagine, and you’ll see them unfold in new ways as Holley encourages you to embrace this life-changing truth–that you truly are already amazing.

SIX SESSIONS
1. Who God Created Us to Be
2. What’s True No Matter How We Feel
3. Our Amazing Journey with Jesus
4. God’s Plan for Our Relationships
5. God’s Purpose for Our Lives
6. How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime


My Review

Have you ever felt like less than good enough? Like you need to be doing something different? Like you need to do more or be more? Do you look around and feel like your accomplishments don’t measure up to those of your peers? Do you worry that your talents are insufficient or your work is insignificant? I sure have! But have I got good news for you!

MaryE - Never Fit InTake a look at this cute graphic by artist Mary Engelbreit. It’s featured as the month of February on her “Attitude is Everything” 2016 mini calendar. I’ve been looking at it all month at work. And I’ve decided that with one tweak, the sentiment attached to her illustration would tie right in with what I’ve been reading and gleaning from Holley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide. “You were born to stand out” should be amended to read, “You were created to stand out.”

Studying the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide, and the similarly titled book which it supplements, is like having a heart-to-heart chat with a dear girlfriend — the best kind of girlfriend. You know the kind I mean (and I hope you have one!) – that beautifully positive and encouraging spirit who is always there when you need her. Depending on your circumstances, she’s a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a partner in giggles, or a cheerleader to celebrate you. She always seems to know what you need to hear. Holley Gerth does all that because she’s got a knack for communicating God’s truth. If, like me, you’ve spent one too many days feeling like a hamster on a wheel, Holley’s LifeGrowth Guide will help you step off, catch your breath, and understand that you are already enough. You are more than enough. You are amazing!

Holley does a terrific job of helping unpack why we women can be so hard on ourselves, why we feel the need to compare ourselves to others or seek perfection. Why we find it hard to show ourselves the same mercy we so freely and willingly extend to others. Holley helps you break out of those negative thought patterns by teaching you to look to scripture in order to replace the lies (from others and yourself) that seem to be looping in your mind with God’s voice and God’s truth. For example, God’s answer to the enemy’s lie “You’re not pretty enough” is “You are much more than pretty…You are wonderfully made” (Psalm 139).

What else will you take away from the LifeGrowth Guide? Plenty! Holley’s a counselor and life coach. She’ll help you take a look at yourself, your strengths and skills, your emotional style, your social strengths, and much more. She offers professional development, self-assessment, affirmation, and empowerment, all from a Christian perspective. Along with biblical analogies (For instance, she likens where you are in your journey to different stages of the Israelites’ migration from Egypt to the Promised Land.), Holley uses examples from her own life and from her friends and clients, written in an easy, conversational tone. As she suggests, you’ll feel like you’re sitting down one-on-one for coffee. And at the end of your little chat, you won’t merely walk away with feel-good aphorisms and a fleeting smile on your face. You’ll step out in faith and confidence with a set of tools, a renewed sense of purpose, a LIFE (Love Is Faith Expressed) Statement, and a firm belief that you are already amazing! (Don’t freak out! The LIFE Statement can be a rough draft; it will probably change. And that’s okay because God’s goal for you is growth, not perfection.) So keep walking side-by-side with God toward the ‘Promised Land’ of your wildest hopes, dreams, and prayers. And should you get stuck or feel like you’re ‘wandering in the desert’, take heart: I’m right there with you!

— Dawn Teresa

Verdict

5 of 5 Hearts. An Encouraging, Empowering, Scripturally-Sound Guide To Becoming the You God Created You To Be.

If you’re feeling lost, broken, unloved, imperfect, insignificant, overwhelmed, or all of these things, don’t fret. Holley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide can help. You might say it’s like a road map, or, if you’re directionally challenged like I am, a GPS for your heart. What’s more, it’s as comforting as chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, or ice cream! My advice? Set down your burden, dry your tears, pour a cup of tea or grab a cookie, and sit down for a “talk” with Holley!

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I would like to thank Holley Gerth for providing me with a copy of the LifeGrowth Guide and DVD in exchange for a fair and honest review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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