Fiercehearted, by Holley Gerth (Revell, 2017)
I have so many lines in this book highlighted! Some because they’re comforting, encouraging, or challenging, and others because the word pictures are beautiful.
A few favourite lines:
In the introduction, Holley Gerth writes that she wants the book to help women
…feel less alone and more comfortable in our God-sewn skin and a little surer that we are a force to be reckoned with in this world. [Kindle location 189]
It’s in these moments that we carry wonder and fear like twins. [Kindle location 2080]
We’re all just clay on the wheel, which is another way of saying we are dust being sculpted into glory. [Kindle location 2214]
I found author Holley Gerth through Ellen Graf-Martin’s Change Makers Podcast, and have been appreciating her email newsletters and posts ever since. When I saw the digital version of her book, Fiercehearted, discounted recently, I snapped it up.
With short, conversational chapters transparently reflecting the author’s life experiences, Fiercehearted touches on topics common to many women: conflict avoidance, identity, self-worth, insecurity, success, perfectionism, expectations, failure, work, depression, friendship, and more.
Highly recommended for Christian women, and especially for those who appreciate the writing of Emily P. Freeman, Carolyn Watts (Hearing the Heartbeat), and Ann Voskamp.
For more about Holley Gerth and her ministry, visit holleygerth.com.
[Review copy from my personal library.]