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...
  • 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 Elliott
    Feb 25, 2019
    I read this book in two sittings - late one night & early one morning before work (I wanted to finish it so badly that it almost made me late). It gripped me, challenged me, and convicted me. Definitely recommended for anyone who has struggled with homosexual thoughts, has friends ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Ligon
    Jan 28, 2019
    Gay Girl, Good God is simply incredible- one of the most powerful and transparent autobiographical books that I've ever read. It's a wonderful story, beautifully written (and beautifully narrated by the author if you have the audiobook). Jackie Hill Perry is so real in telling the stor...
  • 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...
  • Rachel Oates
    Feb 26, 2019
    Short Review: A truly harmful and heartbreaking book, written by a woman who is clearly in need of help, support and kindness not encouragement. To anyone struggling with their sexuality, religious or not, or to anyone who knows someone who is part of the LGBT+ community: Please ignore...
  • 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...
  • risa marise
    Feb 10, 2019
    Went through this in like a day and a half and had to stop whatever I was currently reading since I was just borrowing my cousin's copy of this book and had to finish it before she left for the airport the next day. Well, this was...interesting. It's the real life story of a 'former...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • Essie-Marie W.
    Apr 15, 2019
    Read this amazing little book in one sitting yesterday afternoon. What a breath of fresh air to my soul! From page one, you can immediately tell Jackie is a poet. Her writing style is beautiful and abstract, and capture such profound meaning. Her testimony is powerful, and you will lea...
  • 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. ...
  • Cassandra
    Jan 15, 2019
    This is just sad. I feel sorry for people like her. This is so toxic. If you're Christian and gay, please don't read this. This book supports one of those "love the sinner not the sin" philosophies. It was recommended by girl defined after all. ...
  • 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...
  • Kathy
    Dec 01, 2018
    I?ve read dozens of books in the same genre of Christian titles of which ?Gay Girl Good God? by Jackie Hill Perry is the latest entry. Perry?s first book is a memoir of her life thus far from ?gay girl once? to ?what God?s goodness will do to a soul once grace gets to i...