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.

"p.s. If you’ve ever struggled with feeling like you need to be perfect, my friend Holley Gerth’s new book will encourage you. You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.



Linda Kay said…
Michelle, somewhere in our upbringing we women were encouraged to be perfect; the perfect housekeeper, the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect church volunteer. What that has resulted in are a nation full of "super women" who have not allowed fun and imperfection without feeling guilt. I think this is probably just the antidote!
Sandee said…
What Linda Kay said. I so remember this being drilled into me when I was young. Needed to be the Cleavers.

Have a fabulous day. :)
Dee said…
This sounds like a book that I need to add to my collection. Thanks for your review... :)
Sounds like an excellent book. I think my daughter could really use this book.
bj said…
Oh, dear...this is a book I really NEED to read...I think most of us are our worst critics...I know I am. I am also very slow to forgive myself when others forgive me and I know God does.
Oh, and you can use ANYTHING from my blog at any time and never have to ask..I am honored....
Bluerose said…
I constantly dream of perfection, but I'm so very, very far from it. It's hard to let go, though. This sounds like a book I need to read.

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