You’re Loved No Matter What

Gerth, Holley. You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
LovedGod had a plan when He created each of us, and no matter what, He loves us just the way we are. Though we may have an insatiable desire to be perfect, may be living under the bonds of guilt, or even just buried deeply in mounds of laundry…God loves us right as we are now. Holley Gerth in her new book, You’re Loved No Matter What, reminds us of God’s grace which can indeed set us free to be the person, with the purpose, He created us to be…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read several other books by Holley Gerth, I was excited to add this one to my list. So full of practical yet realistic advice for reveling in God’s grace and enjoying life while putting away the time-consuming, no-win quest for perfection. I appreciated a lot of the advice…especially “If you try to be perfect, you’ll be doing God’s work for Him”…hmm…guess He really doesn’t need my help? (Loved the cute cover too!)

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of You’re Loved No Matter What from Revell for my honest review*

The Cure for the “Perfect” Life

Lipp, Kathi. Gregory, Cheri. The Cure for the “Perfect” Life. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2014.

SUMMARY:
perfectPerfectionism…both a blessing and a burden. Two authors who have been there now help others handle perfection. With explanations, examples, compassion, and trust, Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory share the twelve ways to living braver and ultimately, more enjoyably.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Sometimes the things we need most are the hardest to hear and reach. Just the case with a book on perfectionism for me! Unfortunately, I found myself nodding in agreement and answering “yes” to far too many of the questions. As a result, I realized the “cures” may be harder than expected. The book encourages, guides, leads and emboldens through the process though, almost as if holding a hand. Due to the set-up of the book containing personal examples, quotes, questionnaires, reflections and straight-out truths, the book is easy to read and follow. Letting go of perfectionism can be hard but the end result may just be blissful! From fear to bravery, unreasonable to reachable, frustration to happiness, The Cure for the “Perfect” Life is…well…perfect! Thanks ladies!!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*