You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be

You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be

by Holley Gerth

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Embrace who you are and become all God created you to be

With her bestselling book You're Already Amazing, Holley Gerth dared and empowered women to discover who God made them to be and pursue his purpose for their lives. Now Holley helps you build on that foundation and experience even greater life transformation.

In this interactive LifeGrowth study, Holley will guide you through an engaging process that helps you apply heart-freeing truths to every aspect of your life, from relationships to work to how you pursue your dreams. God's plans for your life are better than you can imagine, and you'll see them unfold in new ways as Holley guides you to embrace this life-changing truth--that you truly are already amazing.

1. Who God Created Us to Be
2. What's True No Matter How We Feel
3. Our Amazing Journey with Jesus
4. God's Plan for Our Relationships
5. God's Purpose for Our Lives
6. How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime

Designed to be experienced with the You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD. More resources from Holley are available on her website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493403738
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves Jesus and enjoys encouraging the hearts of women through her popular blog as well as books like You're Already Amazing, You're Going to Be Okay, and You're Loved No Matter What. She's also cofounder of (in) and a writer for DaySpring, and she has a master's degree in counseling. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Connect with Holley at
Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Hang out with her at

Table of Contents

The Dare 7

Introduction 9

Choosing How to Use the LifeGrowth Guide 10

What You'll Need Before You Start 11

A Prayer Before We Begin 12

Sharing the Journey 13

Session 1 Who God Created Us to Be 15

Session 2 What's True No Matter How We Feel 39

Sesston 3 Our Amazing Journey with Jesus 63

Session 4 God's Plan for Our Relationships 85

Session 5 God's Purpose for Our Lives 109

Session 6 How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime 133

Notes and Journaling 151

Get Creative 165

Resources for LifeGrowth Group Facilitators Connecting with God 197

Acknowledgments 199

Notes 201

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You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
CCMay More than 1 year ago
You will absolutely LOVE Holley Gerth and the way she writes! It's like having your best friend sitting across from you with a hot cup of coffee or tea listening, sharing hearts, encouraging and giving you inspiration. Holley's way of encouraging and empowering you through her lifegrowth guide will help you to realize just how much God loves you, and that He has a wonderful and positive purpose for your life, AND that you are really, truly already amazing! In this guide she takes you step by step in bringing together your strengths, skills, gifts and more to help you move towards God's perfect plan for you!
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
I read the book You're Already Amazing a while back. It was extremely beneficial to me as I have always struggled with bouts of insecurity. Holley has a way with words that will encourage your heart tremendously. This book is the study guide that God along with the previous book. It's a workbook, journal, and personal growth book. You can write in it, draw in it, take notes, whatever necessary. It can be used as a group study or a one on one, or maybe just for your own individual needs. There are six sessions that can be accompanied by the DVD and Holley's book (the book really being a necessary part of the study). The DVD a very nice asset. I think you will love this workbook. I know I do! Holley is an incredibly talented and gifted author. She is being used by God to bring out some amazing qualities women have, but maybe don't know how to embrace or own up to. You can study this at your own pace. I believe this book will be a help to many women. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. NO other compensation was provided.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
This study guide is a companion to Holley's book by the same title, You're Already Amazing and offers six sessions that can be completed individually or in a group setting. The guide is set up to follow along the chapters in the book providing readers a more comprehensive and deeper study to "Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be". I received this guide without the book and while I did find the guide easy to follow it was impossible not to wonder if I was missing out on a richer experience by not having the book to follow along with. Holley Gerth does offer an online video series to go along with the book and study guide but I still feel it's important to have the book. My review of this study guide does reflect the absence of the book. The study guide reads like a counseling session. Ms. Gerth is a certified life coach so it's understandable that is the idea behind this guide and possibly her book. I had my misgivings. I find it difficult to look at myself and my problem areas and try to pinpoint why those problem areas exist in my life. And they do. I assure you. I felt resistance to some of the exercises Ms. Gerth asks because I didn't understand how I was supposed to answer. Maybe that's the idea?? Ms. Gerth offers foundational truths based on Scripture but there were only a few Scriptural references within the guide itself. I missed the Biblical guidance as I worked through the revelatory process and found myself questioning my path and purpose in ways where I was left needing assurance and received none. I'm not sure if Ms. Gerth's book would've provided such assurance but my concern is that it would not. In the end, I'm uncertain of the overall goal of this series but cannot make a claim to its validity based on just the guide. I do know from years and years of Bible studies that I have been through that this wouldn't necessarily be my first choice. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect complement to Holley's book You're Already Amazing. I loved her original book; however, this one goes into much more depth on a personal level. As you answer the questions and search your soul you're led to greater purpose and direction. It is set up in a way that it can be used for personal study, group discussion, or one to one conversations. It is well written and comes with accompanying clips of Holley herself for each of the sessions. This clips help you to identify with her as well as illustrate what she is wanting you to take home from that session. I would recommend this to any woman who is struggling to discover who she is and what her individual purpose is.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
I’m always looking for resources that will lead women to this greater understanding of who they are and who they were created to be. I’m always looking for resources that would work well for individual study or a group environment. This workbook is definitely one! In You’re Already Amazing, women have the opportunity to open a book and feel like they are having coffee with life coach and encourager extraordinaire Holley Gerth. In the workbook she takes the principles from her book of the same name and helps us work through the concepts in an interactive way. It starts with understanding who God created us to be and then moves to what’s true no matter how we feel. Then she helps us look at God’s plan and purposes for our lives before helping us create strategies to thrive for a lifetime. I love workbooks because they help me slow down and really interact with material. This book is very well organized and each exercise serves a purpose in helping you understand who you were created to be. I plan to use this as a connect group/study group with the women in our church as well as a separate group for the teen girls. If they could truly internalize whatYou’re Already Amazing is saying at their age, it will lay a great foundation for success in the future.
Lfergie More than 1 year ago
In today's culture, it is an acceptable, almost expected, attitude to believe that you are less; that it's attitude is humility and desired. True humility is accepting what you've been made into and serving from that position. This LifeGrowth guide and DVD walk you through your strengths and skills as well as what the Bible actual says about you. It was eye-opening to realize all the things I thought about myself without ever real acknowledging and learning what is true to replace the lies that frequent my thoughts. Highly recommend going through this as an individual or with a small group of women.
janna_wilson More than 1 year ago
Holley Gerth is one of my favorite authors because her sincere encouragement speaks to your heart and reminds you of God's infallible word and unchanging promises. It's pure truth. Holley presents this new You're Already Amazing Life Growth guide in that same voice, encouraging women to look within and be reminded that God has made us with BOTH our strengths and weaknesses to do HIS good work, to shine HIS light through our gifts and talents and to pursue only the things that pass the litmus test of the strengths he's given us. I LOVED that Holley mentioned that we are designed with strengths and weaknesses that make us exactly who we are...and actually enhance our strengths. The six chapters / sessions of this guide lead you to explore the truths and treasures within us as well as the lies we let ourselves sometimes believe. With a group study option, "go deeper" material, "get creative" suggestions, "journal" prompts, the awesome video segments and of course the book You're Already Amazing to enrich this study series, the experience of following this guide has truly been a blessing to my heart, drawn me even closer to the Lord and opened my eyes to so many truths. Honestly, I just want to start reading and watching it all over again to hide all of this good stuff in my heart and keep it fresh on my mind. I've already watched some of the videos more than once. If your heart is hoping, healing or searching ... I encourage you to read this book. Immerse yourself in the promises that will never change. Let Holley's sweet voice encourage you and I promise, you too, are already amazing!!!
Nblean More than 1 year ago
Since the onset of the spring season prior to Easter is ideal for spiritual housecleaning, now is the perfect time to pick up Holley Gerth’s _You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide_ as the best companion for your journey. An interactive study guide to Holley’s bestselling book by the same title, the _LifeGrowth Guide_ features six lessons including a companion DVD that allows Holley to speak directly to you as she boosts your strength to face the spiritual lies that have kept you stuck until now. The _LifeGrowth Guide_ will propel your spiritual growth forward as you identify and work through the deceptions that hinder you from blossoming into your God-given potential. Through Holley’s encouraging words, both on page and on video, you’ll gain courage to face the truth about who God made you to be—a woman who’s already amazing! Working through the _You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide_ alone or in a group, you’ll learn to battle perfectionism, anxiety, and self-doubt by leaning on God’s truth, no matter how you feel, as Holley cheerleads you on. By working through the _LifeGrowth Guide_ myself, I discovered that perfection is merely a mask; I felt such relief to have Holley’s permission to take it off and be authentic. For each lie women face, such as the lie of perfection, Holley offers a Scripture to help us reground our minds in the truth. By turning to God’s perfect love and acceptance, you, too, will replace negative thinking patterns and experience a life transformation. Journal prompts, personal quizzes, and creative projects will help you uncover buried dreams to reveal God’s purpose for your life. Yes, you’ll dig deep, but also have fun in the process as you discover the woman inside who is already good enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pick your favorite comfy chair, get a cup of coffee and prepare to find out the truth about yourself (as opposed to what the world may tell you), because the “You’re Already Amazing” LifeGrowth guide is going to challenge you! I have always loved how Holley’s writing style makes you feel like you are sitting right there with her, having a one-on-one conversation. With the addition of the DVD’s for this book/guide you can actually sit with her and feel like you are truly welcomed and loved as she introduces each session in the guide. The “You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide” is a nice supplement to the basic book of the same title. It combines chapters within the book and then adds additional material and “life coach” moments; as well as questions and activities…into six sessions. This guide is a great resource and tool for small group studies (and for one-on-one or even individual studies, too!). It gives step-by-step instruction to those who are leading and /or group participants. As a small group leader I appreciated the additional resources that were made available to facilitators in the back of the guide and at If you are searching for ways to slow down, de-stress, and focus more on God so that you can become the woman He created you to be… This book will help! Holley puts it well when she tells us about research which shows that the “number one influence on a woman’s well-being is how much time she spends in her “sweet spot.” In other words, how closely she stays connected to who God truly made her to be.” (“You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide , p. 16). I don’t know about you, but I certainly want to find that “sweet spot” and be what He created me to be!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The “You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide” by Holley Gerth is wonderful!! It provides gentle words of encouragement, God’s scripture, and leading questions to help you search deep within your heart to help you know and understand Who You Are; To truly believe that you don’t have to strive to be perfect; that you don’t have to compete or compare; and that you don’t have it have it all together in order to have something to offer or to be worthy. It helped me to finally and truly believe within my heart that I am exactly who God created me to be. The one and only me!! And that I AM ALREADY AMAZING!!! I recommend this guide to any one (or group) and pray that it will also do for you (or your group) what it has done for me – Show you that – YOU’RE ALREADY AMAZING TOO!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For years I have compared myself to others and found myself lacking in one area or another - I never measured up to the amazing things I saw other women of God achieving. Holley's book gave me new perspective, gentle guidance, and encouragement to take the time to really look at myself as God does - his wonderfully made creation. Now reading the book again and going through the LifeGrowth guide, I am learning even more about who God created me to be and how to use the gifts and abilities I have to further His Kingdom. The book is a complete joy to read, thoughtful and insightful while asking the hard questions needed to learn more about who we are. I am excited to share this book and what I have learned with all the women in my life. Thank you Holley!
EquineFarm25 More than 1 year ago
Holley's wise words in her book "You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide" provide great encouragement to every woman. LOVE the videos available to accompany the guide. You really do feel like you are having coffee with a friend while completing this guide and watching the videos. Great for any small group or individual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holley Gerth's latest book is a wonderful addendum to You're Already Amazing. It's written with a simple ease that translates equally well for a high school girl all the way to a senior woman. With simple and direct questions the LifeGrowth Guide can help any woman discover what God created them to be and do. This book helps readers identify their skills, strengths and who they're called to serve as well as ways to stay on course when distractions (especially emotions) arise to derail their journey. Readers are also asked to create a timeline to get in touch with their big life moments so they can reflect on how God has been with them, and where he wants them in the present and future. By taking a look at their relationship types and social connections Ms. Gerth guides readers in how they can apply their gifts to bless others. At the close of the book readers put together all they've learned to create a LIFE statement to guide them in all their choices. By knowing where they should be, readers can say yes to what really matters and turn away all the distractions that deter from their purpose. In order to stay strong for the marathon of life, women are encouraged to take time out to refill their heart bank in emotional, mental, physical social and spiritual ways. The LifeGrowth Guide is a treasure all women need to take a break and read! It's well worth the investment of time, and would be valuable to keep on hand to revisit every 6 months to a year as life's seasons change.
Lilosmom More than 1 year ago
Holley Gerth is one of the most down to earth writers and she writes directly to your heart. Reading her book, and now doing this LifeGrowth guide study is like sitting across the table from your best friend and having a true heart to heart conversation. The book is an amazing adventure into the insecurities we each have as women and counters those with the true security we can find in Christ. This isn't a self help book to help a person become better, it is a journey to becoming the best YOU a person can be -- as God created you. This is one of the first studies I've done where you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for the video portion. DVDs are available for group studies, but individuals can view the videos for free online -- what a blessing! This book and the guide can change a woman's life if she works through it. I keep the original book, You're Already Amazing, on my shelf and I read it over again at least once a year.
SarahEKoontz More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wished that one of your friends would invite you over for coffee and spend the morning pouring life and truth into your over-burdened soul? Well, that is exactly what Holley does through this interactive guide and DVD. If you are considering going through this book on your own, I would highly recommend ordering a copy of the DVD to go along with it. Through the DVD you really feel like you get to know Holley and it made all the difference in the world to me. I appreciated the premise of the book and DVD because I long to be all that God Created me to be. I felt that the sections were manageable and I just loved the thought-provoking questions scattered throughout the book. The many opportunities to journal my thoughts and answers to questions were tremendously helpful to me as I walked through the study. This would be a fun resource to go through with a couple girlfriends, preferably around the kitchen table with steaming hot mugs of coffee. There is nothing intimidating about this study, and I believe you would benefit from going through it no matter how long you have been a Christian. My favorite quote is from section 5, "Yes, Jesus says we can do all things through him, but he never says we have to do it all."
ChoosingJesus More than 1 year ago
Holley Gerth is my personal Life Coach. She is also one of my best friends. I’ve shared things with Holley that no one else knows and she never failed to give me a word of encouragement. We have been meeting for coffee for weeks. We’ve shared moments of laughter and we have held hands through times of pain. I’ve been with Holley backstage before she spoke at an event. I’ve sat with Holley in her living room as we shared our dreams and fears. And the funny thing is… I have never actually met Holley Gerth. That is what it’s like working through this LifeGrowth Guide. Through her words and knowledge, Holley writes her way into your heart and helps you clear a direct path into those dark, broken places so that Christ can come in and start making repairs. I have always struggled with the disease to please and the desire for other’s approval. No matter how hard I had fought and prayed, I could never seem to break free. After reading “You’re Already Amazing” I have been truly changed forever and have taken some big steps in moving forward in who I am in Christ regardless of the criticism and judgement of others. After my journey through the “You’re Already Amazing Lifegrowth Guide,” I can honestly say that I have a much clearer view of who God has created me to be and what He has called me to do. All of the questions are so helpful in guiding you into those places in your heart that you typically try to avoid, and the videos bring Holley straight into your living room for a cup of coffee and a good dose of love and encouragement. If you want to stay discouraged, unfulfilled, and discontent then do not buy this book. But if you’re ready to experience God and life better than ever before, grab some friends, dive into this book, and find out why YOU are Already Amazing!
SusanBMead More than 1 year ago
You’re Already Amazing Did you know you’re already amazing? Nobody’s told you that already? Or if they did, you chose to dismiss it, because you know yourself (i.e., your flaws so well) correct? Newsflash… You’re Already Amazing! What do you think makes it so hard for women to believe they’re already amazing? Have we been told all our lives we: Aren’t good enough Will never measure up Are stupid – or so smart we’re considered a weirdo! Are too fat - or skinny! Someone else can do a better job Whatever lie we’ve heard… What helps? For me, the truth of God’s word. Holley Gerth shares powerful words in You’re Already Amazing that we need to hear. These truths from God’s word, the Bible, free us from hindering thoughts and beliefs. With Jesus We’re not only amazing. We’re enough. We’re beautiful. We’re wanted. We’re chosen. We’re called. We’ve got what it takes… Not just to survive by to Change the world. There’s nothing God can’t form into something beautiful. How have you experienced this firsthand? For me, loss, tremendous loss including my youngest son, a sister, both my sister-in-law and her husband in a relatively short span of time were not beautiful, but God… To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3 (NLT) The beauty God created with each loss was miraculous to me, deepening my faith in His faithfulness, regardless of the situation. His love endures forever! How so? A caress across my broken heart, the words He spoke to me, “I’ve got her, she’s Mine.” A magnificent dream of my son dancing with Jesus The Light of God shining off the face of my dying sister-in-law Life. Amazing LIFE. And yes, you’re already amazing. Look closely to see if it doesn’t feel like it to you. Let Holley Gerth’s book and LifeGrowth Guide, You’re Already Amazing, lead you step by step into realizing You’re Already Amazing. You’ll be glad you did. Why do I say that with confidence? It’s not about the size of our faith, it’s about Who we’re placing our faith in and what God can do. So who do you trust? Yourself or God? I choose God and I recommend you hear what He has to say about you and directly to you through the words Holley penned in You’re Already Amazing. We are closest to and most like Jesus when we are fully being who He created us to be. Yes, Jesus says we can do all things through Him – but He never says we have to do it ALL! So be who He created you to be. Why? You’re Already Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a great companion to You're Already Amazing. It is almost like a road map that guides you through the book and helps you by giving great ideas on how to fully experience You're Already Amazing. I love the Lifegrowth Guide and have recommended it to many of my friends, and will continue to recommend it to other women in my life. The DVD made me feel like I had a personal connection with Holley. It is nice to have the videos to give another way to connect. The videos help the content come to life by adding to what is in print. It is like sitting down with a friend and getting reassurances and help to get through the day/week/month.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who is not overly religious I was almost a little skeptical when doing the LifeGrowth study of Holley Gerth's You're Already Amazing. However it exceeded my expectations in things I needed in my life. I am an adamant fan of personal growth material and follow Holley on every platform available. The LifeGrowth Guide asks you thought provoking questions and the videos are nothing short of super helpful. You truly feel like you're sitting with Holley and listening to her life advice and stories. Through this experience I have found myself accepting who I am and not doubting that I am enough. If you are searching for a great personal development workshop this is the first one you should try! DO NOT HESITATE! This is an amazing workbook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holley Gerth's LifeGrowth Guide is FABULOUS!!! When I started this journey with her "You're Already Amazing" book, I had no idea exactly what I was in for. I have been absolutely blessed beyond imagination! I learned things about myself that I never realized were specific characteristics and abilities that God designed and perfected in me specifically for me to use. One of the things from her book that resonated with me and I will never forget was this: "There is only one me! I am created in God's image... That means there's a part of who He is that this world will only see through who I am!" That is BIG! God is Big! And this Book is Big!! I encourage you to get yourself a copy and delve into finding out just Who God Created You to Be! What a Blessing!!! #alreadyamazing
LeighEllen More than 1 year ago
The You’re Already Amazing Life Growth Guide is an easy and engaging read filled with life-changing potential for individuals who are breaking under the weight of the world’s message that “in order to be more, we must do more.” If surviving rather than thriving characterizes your life, this Life Growth Guide is for you! In its pages you’ll discover why you are ALREADY amazing just the way you are – your strengths and weakness included. You’ll receive tools to write a “life statement” that will define your purpose and guide you in making wise decisions in the future. Holley’s principals will equip you to experience “life to the fullest” rather than a “full life.” The You’re Already Amazing Life Growth Guide and DVD is perfect for individual or small group Bible study.
Trudydh More than 1 year ago
Do you want to embrace who you really are? To become all God created you to be? To better share Him in your own amazing way wherever He places you? In the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide, Holley Gerth leads us through an interactive journey of discovery of who we are and into a deeper relationship with the God Who has created each of us to be an amazing masterpiece for a special purpose in life. The You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD is meant to be used along with it. With each session, Holley sits with her cup of coffee and offers additional hugs of encouragement. Both are intended to be companions of the book she previously published – You're Already Amazing. These resources can be used whichever way works best for you: a group study, an online study, one-on-one, or an individual study. Sometimes I still fear that thinking of ourselves as “amazing” is prideful. According to the church we grew up in, it was prideful to say anything good about ourselves. And for sure we were not supposed to love ourselves. I still struggle with this, and it’s hard for me to grasp the thought that it hurts God when we condemn ourselves just as much as when we condemn others. I’m learning, but I’m still a work-in-progress. Holley’s books have helped me a lot in this area. Holley believes that “seeing who God made us leads to praise, not pride.” Her purpose in this book is to give God praise and to encourage us to go out and love as only each of us can, equipped with the strengths and skills God has uniquely gifted us with.
JeniSmith More than 1 year ago
The You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide is one of the most encouraging and motivating books I have ever read and it will not be gathering dust on my bookshelf for many years to come. I discovered who am in God's eyes, how He created me to fulfill His purpose in life and how to live freely doing so. My favorite feature has to be the "interactive" part of the book. There are charts and checklist and different strategies to figure out how my strengths, skills, journey and relationships are intended to work together for my good and for His glory! I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with freedom, peace and purpose in their lives. It will not disappoint!
ClaudiaBuchanan More than 1 year ago
I am thrilled to have Holley's new LifeGrowth Guide available for my Bible Study group. All women struggle with identity and we exhaust ourselves trying to be more than God intended us to be. Holley's smooth conversational style of writing helps us look in the mirror and LOVE who we see!!! Through her storytelling she guides us in discovering our own holiness. I am looking forward to using this guide in a group setting. I have been blessed to see Holley speak in person and with the DVD addition to the guide, others will have the pleasure of her personal encouragement as well.
KristinSmith More than 1 year ago
Having been through the book Already Amazing, I was excited to get started on the LifeGrowth Guide. The book and the DVD are filled with such a wealth of information I was impressed. Lots of questions to help the reader dig deeper. Opportunities to work through the guide as a group or individually. I haven't made it through all of the sessions yet, but I loved how this drew me in immediately. I can't recommend this enough. As a women who has struggled with self-worth issues all her life, this book and guide is the perfect tool to discover my skills and gifts and start walking in who I am in Christ!