Graceful (For Young Women): Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life

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For the prom queen, the athlete, the bookworm, and the dreamer.

For the good test taker and the strict list maker. For the rule follower, the fear wallower, the messy, and the misunderstood. For the self-critic, the silent judge, and the girl who feels invisible.

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Overview

For the prom queen, the athlete, the bookworm, and the dreamer.

For the good test taker and the strict list maker. For the rule follower, the fear wallower, the messy, and the misunderstood. For the self-critic, the silent judge, and the girl who feels invisible.

For the girl who is tired of trying and the one afraid to fail.

These words are for you.

You don't have to be perfect. But do you trust the One who is?

The God who came to save you also came to live with you, in you, today.

If you've been struggling with expectations--from your parents, your teachers, your friends, and even yourself--Graceful is for you. Are you trying hard to catch up but aren't sure what it is you're chasing? Read and be set free.

Emily P. Freeman is the author of Grace for the Good Girl. Every Sunday night, she leads a small group of high school girls at her house where they talk about real life, real love, and the God who makes a difference. Emily's husband, John, is a youth pastor and they live together in North Carolina with their twin daughters, their son, and their crazy dog, Finn. Connect with Emily online at www.ChattingAtTheSky.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800719838
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 279,521
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily P. Freeman is a writer who loves to read and a speaker who would rather listen. Every Sunday night, she leads a small group of high school girls at her house where they talk about real life, real love, and the God who makes a difference. Emily's husband John is a youth pastor and they live, love, and serve together in North Carolina with their twin daughters, their son, and their crazy dog, Finn. The author of Grace for the Good Girl, she attended Columbia International University to study the Bible and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a degree in Educational Interpreting for the Deaf. Connect with Emily online at www.ChattingAtTheSky.com.
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Table of Contents

1 The Beginning 9

2 The Girl Who Wears a Paper Face 15

3 The Actress 29

Hiding behind Her Good Performance

4 The Girl Next Door 39

Hiding behind Her Image

5 The Activist 55

Hiding behind Her Causes

6 The Heroine 65

Hiding behind Her Strength and Responsibility

7 The Bystander 77

Hiding behind Her Comfort Zone

8 The Judge 89

Hiding behind Her Rules

9 The Intellectual 101

Hiding behind Her Report Card

10 The Dreamer 115

Hiding behind Her Somedays

11 The Beloved 127

A Different Kind of Hiding

12 The God Who Set Her Free 143

The Freedom of Being Found

Finding Your Voice Once You've Been Found: Questions for Further Reflection 159

From Good to Graceful 165

Notes 167

Acknowledgments 169

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    "Graceful" is a gem. Books for teenage girls are often

    "Graceful" is a gem. Books for teenage girls are often too casual or too intense. I should know since I was the girl in high school who read every book that I thought might make me "better." This book is written with the perfect tone and full of life-changing truths. Practical, real, funny but not frilly, and deep. And not one checklist to be found.

    Teenage girls will find comfort in Emily's charming vulnerability, probably feeling like she's right in there the room with them. Small group leaders will find comfort in having such a strong message articulated clearly that's accompanied by a great leader guide available on the author's website. Moms will find comfort in knowing that someone is speaking truth into the lives of their daughters, truth that might have been revealed to them through Emily's first book, "Grace for the Good Girl."

    This book is for young women who feel like they have DO in order to be loved, valued, and accepted. I am thrilled that girls who read this book will experience freedom from having to try so hard when they're young and not wait until they're 30 with kids. If you know a teenage girl who is doing everything right, buy this book for her. Chances are, she's about to crumble under her own pressure, and "Graceful" offers truth that brings peace and freedom that will seriously change her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    For every young woman

    This book is incredible! Every woman should buy one for their sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, and female friend. This book guides young woman toward living a life in God's grace rather than under the self-imposed burden of performance.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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