Review: You're Loved No Matter What
"You're Loved No Matter What" is a concept that was hard for me to accept. For many years I did not consider myself a perfectionist. I prefer a comfortable home, as opposed to a well organized home. I prefer nice clothes on my family, which may include hand-me-downs. So, again, I did not see myself as a perfectionist. However, I am learning perfectionism may be subtle and may be present inside us, without obvious outward signs.
Author Holley Gerth begins her book with a quiz. I placed an "x" by each description, in agreement with each one. So, I decided, I am probably a "Perfect Perfectionist". I am thankful that is not the end, but only the beginning of that which I can learn.
The tagline for Holley's book reads, "Freeing Your Heart from the Need To Be Perfect". You will find several thoughts throughout the book to help you escape perfectionism. Some of the chapters focus on; Why you don't have to be perfect, Freedom is yours, and God loves you more than you know.
In this book, the reader will follow the author as she shares her life as her regular self. She shares how she had learned to hold in her true emotions and perform in an acceptable manner. But, Holley also shares how we can gain a new perspective.
I have read a few of the authors books: "You're Already Amazing", "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream", and "You're Going to be Okay". Although I like all these books I've read, I would recommend reading "You're Loved No Matter What" first.
This non-fiction work emphasizes understanding that we can never make ourselves perfect. Although being perfect is a requirement to stand in the presence of our Holy God, we need not worry because we are made perfect through Christ. As Holley says, "When Jesus died on the cross, He took the punishment we deserve on Himself and resolved our sin issue once and for all." *(pg. 22) "When we believe in Jesus as our Savior, we receive Salvation and a new identity." *(pg. 22) No one can ever take our Salvation away from us. We can never lose our Salvation. It's a done deal!
This is a book I will be prudent to reference again and again. I recommend this book to all women of various ages, to read.