It's one thing to know in your head that you were created in the image of God. Yet it's quite another to experience this belief in your body, against the cultural ideals of a woman's worth. And between the two lies a world of frustration, disappointment, and the shame of somehow feeling both too much and never enough in your body.
Jess Connolly is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and trusted Bible teacher who knows this inner conflict all too well, and this book details her journeyand yoursof setting out to discover how to break free from the broken beliefs we all hold about our bodies that hold us back from our fullest life.
The truest thing about you is that you are made and loved by God. And the truest thing about Him is that He cannot make bad things. This book will help you believe it with your whole self, as Jess guides you through an eye-opening, empowering process of:
- Renaming what the world has labeled as less-than
- Resting in God's workmanship
- Experiencing restoration where there has been injury
- And becoming a change agent in partnering with God to bring revival to a generation of women
Far from a superficial issue, self-image is a spiritual issue, because God has named your body good from the beginning. Whether your struggle is with eating and exercise habits, stress or trauma, infertility or injury, this book makes space for you to experience God meeting you in this tender place, and ring His freedom bell over your body in a whole new way.
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About the Author
She’s written nine books, including Wild and Free with Hayley Morgan, You Are the Girl for the Job, and Breaking Free from Body Shame.
Jess and her husband, Nick, live in Charleston, South Carolina, where they’ve planted Bright City Church. They have four wild and hilarious kids: Elias, Gloriana, Benjamin, and Cannon. They also have an unruly dog named Deacon.
Follow her on Instagram at @jessaconnolly or on her website: jessconnolly.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Katherine Wolf xi
A Very Important Disclaimer xiii
1 Why Body Image Is a Spiritual Issue 1
2 A Better Mindset 21
3 Renaming What the World Has Labeled Less-Than 45
4 Your Body Does Not Belong to the World 67
5 Resting from the Quest for a "Better" Body 85
6 Your Body Is Not a Project 111
7 Restoring Your Body to Its Original Purpose 127
8 Your Body Is Not a Marker of Righteousness 149
9 Welcoming Revival 169
10 Your Body Is Not a Trophy 187
11 Freedom Starts Today 199
Thank You 211