"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 abused marijuana, loved pornography, and embraced both masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christian...
|Title||:||Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been|
|Number of Pages||:||193 pages|
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been Reviews
I had never heard of this author until this book. I was intrigued by the title and its being promoted by a few blogs I follow. Before I give my review, I must say that my liking the book does not make me a fan of the author’s rap music, nor do I completely agree with her view on social justice. This review is simply based on this book and not on on the author’s other works.
The most important part of this book is the author’s biblical emphasis when talking of her sin, conversion and sanctificatio ...more
God is good.
No matter what we do, or who we think we are, God will never change. This is a beautiful testimony of a woman who found that God was more important than anything we hold dear. She wants us to see, as she did, that God wants us, all of us, all our actions, thoughts, and love. In return, He gives us all of Himself.
It is for a mature audience. Jackie is open about her temptations and struggles. She talks about her life before salvation and what that she enjoyed about it. She doesn’ ...more
For those fellow LGBT Christians: this book is nothing new. It is the same old “love the sinner, hate the sin” rhetoric we have heard for many years. The author doesn’t believe herself being gay is a sin, but that engaging in lesbian relationships is. As a bisexual and trans Christian, it is disheartening for me to see so many “open minded” straight Christians latching on to this book as a way to still oppose homosexuality without seeming hateful.
I believe with all my heart and soul that God do ...more
I am so thankful for this book. It is both powerful and convicting in nature. Read if you desire to have deeper understanding of God and Christ and a truer relationship with Him. Jackie Hill Perry speaks with confidence and passion about what the Lord has done in her life and heart. It is truly beautiful.
A beautiful memoir and must read even if you think you would relate little to none to her story.
I'm not into hip hop or spoken word. I'm not gay (or was). I am a man. I didn't grow up dealing with any of the circumstances like Jackie did. There is very little reason to read this except for the sake of empathy and that in this case, empathy and understanding is the most important reason. Everyone has a story and hers is worth reading.
This is not a book just about homosexuality. It is about disc ...more
I loved this book. The context is same sex attractedness, but it is about so much more than that. The author does a fantastic job of making all sin and all joy about the gospel. For those who struggle with homosexuality, the goal is not to suddenly be made straight or to end up getting married to someone of the opposite sex. The goal, like for everyone, is to be made holy through God's saving and renewing work in us.
The author talks about her own past with homosexuality, her salvation, her stru ...more
I hope anyone who is looking at these reviews wondering if this book could help them “pray away the gay” or anything along the lines of that sees this comment.
Your sexuality, no matter gay, straight or something in between isn’t something to be ashamed of. Love is love, and I’m sorry if anyone has ever made you feel like who you are is something you have to change.
You are perfect the way you are.