You’re strong. You’re responsible. You’re good. But as day fades to dusk, you begin to feel the familiar fog of anxiety, the weight and pressure of holding it together and of longing left unmet. Good girls sometimes feel that the Christian life means doing hard work with a sweet disposition. We tend to focus only on the things we can handle, our disciplined lives, and our unshakable good moods.
But what would happen if we let grace pour out boundless acceptance into our worn-out hearts and undo us? If we dared to talk about the ways we hide, our longing to be known, and the fear in the knowing?
In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily Freeman invites you to release your tight hold on that familiar, try-hard life and lean your weight heavy into the love of Jesus. With an open hand, a whimsical style, and a heart bent brave toward adventure, Emily encourages you to move from your own impossible expectations toward the God who has graciously, miraculously, and lovingly found you.
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“When you read certain writers, you know it’s a calling, because on every page, it’s there: the echo of God’s voice. Emily Freeman’s one of those rare writers: profoundly biblical, lyrical, transparent–memorable. Her emancipating words on these pages offer the needed keys to all the good girls longing to take wing–and soar home to his heart.”
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts
“It is such a joy for me to recommend Emily Freeman’s book to you. I applaud her vulnerability, truth and beautiful application of God’s grace to us. She has profoundly ministered to this recovering good girl. You will love her wit and wisdom, but mostly you will love knowing more about Jesus through her.”
—Angela Thomas, Bestselling author and speaker
“If you struggle with trying so hard, being so good, and hoping so much for joy and grace in the mundane, savor Grace for the Good Girl. Emily Freeman writes from experience. She tells the truth on herself and invites you to the feast of God’s available and life-changing grace.”
—Mary DeMuth, author of Thin Places: A Memoir
“Let Emily uncage the free spirit Jesus invites us to embrace. With tenderness, raw honesty, and the most beautiful picture of grace I’ve ever read, this book is a must read.”
—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave