Gay Girl Good God by Jackie Hill Perry (Review)

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Jackie Hill Perry wrote this book 
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been. She masterfully uses language to communicate the confluence of her internal struggle between competing desires. She shares her hurt and pain in poetic ways. I came away with respect for her and a deeper love for God. (208 Pages.) 

Here is what Amazon has to say about the book,


"“I used to be a lesbian.”

In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?

At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.

Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new."


QUOTES 

  • It was a daily ritual of repentance—the first domino in a long line for the rest of my day.
  • They thought I was walking on the aisle runner the usher had rolled out before I entered the sanctuary. I knew it was water. I knew it was the impossible. I knew God had brought me here and that as long as I held His hand He wouldn’t let me drown, no matter how scary it got.


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