When people find out I wrote a book called Grace for the Good Girl, one of the most common statements I hear is this: I don’t know if I’m a good girl. I think I’ve been more of a bad girl.
Being a good girl does not mean you think you’re perfect. Actually, good girls know they aren’t perfect all too well.
This book is not about how to be a good girl. It does not teach you ways to be a better girl. It will not pat you on the back for your good behavior.
This book is less about what goes on in your life and more about what’s going on in your head.
You may look good-ish on the outside or you may look bad-ish. The point is, somewhere inside, you have an idea of who you should be. And it is at war with who you are.
This book is an invitation to authenticity.
This book is a bench for the tired, a hand for the lonely, a rope for the falling down.
This book will hopefully call out to those hiding behind try-hard performances and issue an invitation to authentic freedom. Not because of my words, but because of Who they point to.
Because this book is full of my mess and maybe yours, too.
I believe women need to talk about the ways we hide, the longing to be known, the fear in the knowing. I believe in the life-giving power of story, in the beauty of vulnerability, and in the strength that is found in weakness.
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