Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

"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 Christi "I used to be a lesbian." In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practica...

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Title:Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been
Author:Jackie Hill Perry
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Genres:Christian
ISBN:1462751229
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:193 pages pages

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been Reviews

  • Amanda
    Aug 31, 2018
    I don't know how I ran across Jackie Hill Perry, but after hearing her story...and how she talked about her story, I wanted to know more. I've listened to numerous interviews with her and always walk away not as interested in her ex-gay conversation but instead her talk about God. T...
  • Andrea
    Dec 04, 2018
    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...
  • Jo LeGare
    Nov 28, 2018
    JHP is an unashamed poet. She encouraged me spiritually and relationally through the power of words... I?m not often moved by someone?s interpretation of Jesus, but she writes as if I?m her confidante and it prostrated me before Him. For instance, I told a friend I was weary o...
  • Jeanie
    Jan 08, 2019
    And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new" Also he said, Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true,". And he said to me, "It will be done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the s...
  • Joy
    Sep 09, 2018
    This book was by far the best book I've read this year. Jackie's writing is exquisite, but more than that her portrayal of our good God and His sustaining grace allowing us to overcome sin, was life changing. This is about SO much more than gayness, although it was fascinating to under...
  • David  Schroeder
    Jun 20, 2018
    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 e...
  • NinaB
    Sep 24, 2018
    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 soci...
  • David Robertson
    Sep 14, 2018
    ?Oh no? I thought[? here we go again?. Yet another memoir on being a gay Christian. But I had heard this girl was good?..so I ordered Gay Girl, Good God in the hope that it might not be bad. I was wrong?.it is superb! This is the book that Vicky Beeching should have written...
  • Hannah
    Dec 31, 2018
    I really wasn't sure what to expect, but wow...this woman's heart for God really jumped off the page. I didn't know anything about Jackie Hill Perry, so I wasn't expecting the highly poetic prose. I really enjoyed her writing style. Now, the book isn't a strict course of theological...
  • Anthony
    Dec 14, 2018
    ?When you lie to me, you lie to yourself. You?re only lying to yourself.? ? Beyoncé, ?Don?t Hurt Yourself? ...
  • Orion
    Oct 03, 2018
    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 Chri...
  • Ashley
    Oct 07, 2018
    It's difficult to rate a person's memoir and how they view their own life. However, reading this critically as both a Christian and a member of the LGBTQ community, I found some aspects hard to swallow. First, Jackie seems to avoid the use of the term "sexual orientation" and uses the ...
  • Allyson Todd
    Oct 11, 2018
    Every Christian should read this book. Not only is the content beautiful and glorifying to God, but it is also a non-fiction book that reads like fiction. Jackie's writing style is poetic, she helps you see what she says. I found myself praising God throughout the pages. I hope many mo...
  • Phil
    Dec 26, 2018
    This book really flows against the current of our culture, but is wonderfully Biblical in doing so. I appreciated the gospel-focus, the God-centeredness, and the challenge to the church to avoid the "heterosexual gospel" which falsely lifts up marriage as the highest good and goal of t...
  • Shannon Whitehead
    Dec 22, 2018
    I appreciate the boldness with which Jackie has been willing to share her story and the clarity of her theological explanations. She's an excellent teacher. The first part of the book reads mostly like a memoir and honestly, I found her writing style challenging to read. She's a poet (...
  • Rebekah
    Feb 06, 2019
    This book was hard to put down. It was also a stretch for me since this is a topic I don't really care to know much about.... But unfortunately, it's a part of our world. It was amazing to read about Jackie's salvation and how God brought her from where she was (a gay girl) to where sh...
  • Davina
    Oct 15, 2018
    It is hard to write a review for a book you love so much, that is full of truth and eloquently, poetically written. Never could I do it justice with my feeble words. But let me say this: this is a book for everyone. It is not primarily about sexuality, but about sin and truth, redempti...
  • Aaron Ventura
    Sep 30, 2018
    I like Jackie and appreciate her music but this book was only Okay. I found the chapter on the so called "heterosexual gospel" to be rather misguided and unhelpful. She wants to guard against the idea that gays must become straight in order to become Christians (the Galatian heresy of ...
  • Yibbie
    Sep 20, 2018
    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...
  • Sarah
    Dec 23, 2018
    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...
  • Hannah
    Jan 24, 2019
    Jackie?s book spoke to my heart. How can this be when the author and I are no where close to being the same? The Gospel, pure and simple. Jackie will tell you (as the subtitle tells) who she was, but more importantly who God always has been. And she does so with raw beauty. She?s h...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Jan 30, 2019
    3.5/5 stars The contents of this book deserve 5 stars, but I found the writing style impossible to follow, and I also ended up skimming through a lot of the 'splaining about ... just random things. And if you're not a Christian, this is a fantastic intro {so is the Bible, haha}, but...
  • Cassandra Eggert
    Sep 08, 2018
    This book is amazing and humbling. I?m going to be reading it again this week. I read another review on here that if you replace the word ?gay? with any other idols of your heart, this book can reorient your heart to worshipping God. It?s completely true! I fell more in...
  • Gracelyn Buckner
    Jan 03, 2019
    4.5 Stars The LGBT rights debate is something that I've struggled with for a while. I was raised with certain beliefs, but not too long ago, I was forced to reconsider those beliefs. That's been confusing. When I saw this book, I was hesitant to read it. But then I saw that it wa...
  • Aberdeen
    Nov 23, 2018
    Basically: This story touches on so many important, and misunderstood, issues?same-sex attraction, biblical femininity, repentance, sanctification, evangelism?and Jackie is an honest, winsome, and humble storyteller. Something I've been wrestling with a lot recently is what it m...
  • Natalie
    Jan 21, 2019
    A truly beautiful memoir - of one saints journey to Christ. I highly recommend this book to all - I have not struggled with same sex attraction - but I have struggled with sin. This book is encouraging to all as we search for the greatest love of all - Jesus. ...
  • Tasha
    Nov 01, 2018
    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?...
  • Taylor Denlinger
    Feb 06, 2019
    Real, powerful, convicting, and led me to worship! Jackie Hill Perry vulnerably tells her testimony of God making her new, leading her on a path to wholeness, and giving her power over temptation and sin (which never defines who we are). The root of all sin, unbelief & pride, manif...
  • Amy Morgan
    Sep 04, 2018
    Jackie?s testimony is powerful. Also, if you replace ?gay? with whatever your personal idol is, really good book about worshipping God instead of gods. Convicting book, whether you are gay or not. ...
  • Kelsey
    Oct 19, 2018
    I feel sorry for Jackie Hill Perry. This is a terrible experience to have had, feeling as though you have to pretend to be heterosexual in order to fit in with your community. And for what? Are your friends really your friends and your family your family if they can sleep at night know...