Gay Girl, Good God - Jackie Hill Perry

Gay Girl, Good God

By Jackie Hill Perry

  • Release Date: 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 136 Ratings

Description

“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 embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?
 
At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.
 
Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

Reviews

  • Excellent read!!!

    5
    By Top Dawg 29
    I came across this book in my search for some understanding into the homosexuality view and how God sees this community. I recently found out that my child is gay. It sent me into a tailspin. Out of love for her I wanted to know more to help me to be a good father to her. In all, this book has caused change in me and they way my thoughts were. I haven’t completely wrapped my head around all the emotional stuff going through it but I’m seeing a bit clearer now. My love has to be like Jesus love which sometimes Christians sometimes forget to do. Thank Jackie for allowing God to use you in restoring and healing lives that are broken because of the lack of being understanding.
  • A beautiful reminder that the goal is Jesus

    5
    By accordingtov
    I first heard about the author in a podcast about motherhood and identity. The title of her book immediately caught my eye because I wanted to know how this woman got to where she was at. It is beautifully written and incredibly informative. This book shines a light on a topic that the church still does not know how to address. If you know anyone struggling with their identity, specifically their sexuality, I encourage you to read it. It will change the way you pray for them and the way you love them. It’s a good reminder that the goal isn’t to live this way or that, to deny this or shame that, the goal in this life is to want Jesus above everything else. The goal is to find him more satisfying than anything else and to love him because he loves us.
  • "Excellent and Encouraging"

    5
    By Lou Oshay
    I found this book absolutely terrific! I began reading it because multiple people close to me, 1 person in particular experience SSA and I wanted to gain more insight and awareness as to how I can commiserate with them, comfort, and encourage while being empathetic and unwavering and consistent with Scripture. This book ministered to me so much not only from the perspective of trying to encourage but also being encourage to keep the main thing the main thing which is: Christ came to heal the sick wholistically and not just in a compartmentalize way. God is not primarily calling the homosexua or SSA man/woman to a life of heterosexuality....when we think like that we are looking at the symptoms instead of the actual problem! God sent Christ to save and redeem the WHOLE person, including homosexuality, lying, alcoholism, you name it! Christ has the power to sustain us amidst our temptation and build our endurance or deliver us from a particular temptation or struggle all together if he so chooses but this book consistently articulates the goodness of God and the sufficiency and supremacy of God's love, grace, and salvation!
  • Gay girl good God

    4
    By WhatAMC
    As a Christian that deals with the attraction to both sexes, this was a solid book. What I appreciated the most is the focus on the gospel, Gods good plan and purpose for all people. Sometimes the language and analogies got confusing but after reading past it the content was great. In all, I’d read it again and have already recommended it to others.
  • A Defining Book of Our Era

    5
    By KimEPow
    Jackie Hill-Perry is an absolute speaker, writer, and thinker of our time. Her story alone encompasses one of the most unique present-day examples of God’s faithfulness. It first transformed her completely, and later afforded her, by God’s grace, to share that wisdom with others. From her first poetic masterpiece “My Life As a Stud,” to “Gay Girl, Good God” her devout call to a transparent honesty is encapsulated from her life, into words. If you’ve followed her from her first masterpiece, this is a must read. If you have only heard of her yesterday, this is a must read. For anyone who has an ear to lend to a writer who is committed to truth at all cost, this is a must read. She surpasses joining a “side” on this debate (of where LGBTQIA communities should exist within the faith), and shifts the focus back on people, back on human interation, and back on the one who created us a such. Brilliant read. A book of our time. May God continue to bless her person to write works of transformation.
  • Truth

    5
    By fringefan
    This girl is seeking him, This book is his truth
  • Great Read!

    5
    By Janae Monet
    I started reading this book as a mentor, trying to learn how to be accountable for a person that was having some issues coming from the SSA eperience because I had no clue if what I was saying while mentoring was helpful and conducive to growth for the person. In turn, upon reading, this book was not just for those who are SSA, but for those who have a struggle with an issue of lust, singleness, doubt and need a way out.