As a poet, I am always eager to read work written by fellow poets whether it is poetry or prose. I am already a huge fan of the author’s poetry so this book was a must read.
‘Gay Girl Good God’ is a memoir where the Jackie Hill Perry not only talks about her life’s journey and how she found God but also brings to the fore what we must all hold dear as Christians, which is ensuring that it is only God we serve and worship. This is a very bold, raw and honest account of her experiences before and after she got saved. It is not just a book about her former life as a lesbian but it also reflects the transforming power of God and the beauty of his grace.
I got much more than what I expected from reading this one. Jackie’s dedication to the things of God, her message which primarily focuses on what Christianity really is and is not is and the role of the church in all this are my major take-aways . It is a clear reminder that being gay isn’t the problem as many heterosexuals feel that because they are not gay, it puts them on a higher level of holiness. This book is a reminder that all sin is sin before God and that what God wants is our hearts, our faith and our obedience of his word.
I was really blessed by reading this book and I highly recommend it to all Christians.
Rating: 5 Stars
Published: September 3rd 2018 by B&H Books
Genre: Non Fiction/Christian
Jackie Hill Perry is a writer and artist whose work has been featured on the Washington Times, The 700 Club, DesiringGod.org, The Gospel Coalition, and other publications. Since being saved from a lifestyle of homosexuality, she has been compelled to share the light of the gospel through writing, teaching, and art. Her poems have reached more than 1 million views on YouTube. She is signed to Humble Beast records and released her debut album, The Art of Joy, in 2014. She and her husband, Preston, have two daughters.
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