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Graceful ~ Review

Letting Go of Your Try-hard Life
By Emily P. Freeman

Graceful is written for young woman who are trying to be what is expected of them.  These expectations can take the form of a certain attitude, behavior, grades - basically any outward visible behavior.  But who are you really.  What matters is your heart and your relationship with God.

Emily takes us on a journey - the life journey of the Good Girl and her attempt to be everything to everybody.  She gives us pointers on how to take a step back and determine what is really important in our lives.

We learn that no matter how hard we try we can never be perfect.  There is only one perfect being in the universe and He doesn't expect us to perform for Him because He knows us and He still loves us.  All the rules in the world can't and won't make us perfect.  A 4.0 grade point average won't make us perfect.  The best clothes, perfect skin, popularity none of it matters to God.  God sees and knows our heart and it is our love for Him and His for us that washes us clean and makes us perfect in His eyes.

We must learn to ignore the voices inside us that tell us we can never measure up that we need to perform before God can accept us.  The voice we need to listen to is God's and only God's.

Is the stress of trying to live up to others expectations weighing you down?  If your answer is yes read Graceful you just may find yourself looking at your life from an entirely different perspective - God's!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.