Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life

Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life

by Emily P. Freeman


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Many of us believe that we are saved by grace--but for too many, that's the last time grace defines our life. Instead of clinging to grace, we strive for good and believe that the Christian life means hard work and a sweet disposition. As good girls, we focus on the things we can handle, our disciplined lives, and our unshakable good moods. When we fail to measure up to our own impossible standards, we hide behind our good girl masks, determined to keep our weakness a secret.

In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily Freeman invites women to let go of the try-hard life and realize that in Christ we are free to receive from him rather than constantly try to achieve for him. With an open hand and a whimsical style, Emily uncovers the truth about the hiding, encouraging women to move from hiding behind girl-made masks and do-good performances to a life hidden with Christ in God.

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"If you struggle with trying so hard, being so good, and hoping so much for joy and grace in the mundane, savor this book." —Mary DeMuth, author of Thin Places

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ISBN-13: 9780800719845
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,254,089
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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