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Thomas Nelson Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them

You already know the women you'll meet in this book. They may sit beside you in the pew, or join you at small group, or touch your heart from a speaker's podium. They have all been saved. They all love the Lord, and yet--one struggles with suicidal despair, another is involved with adultery, another endures regular beatings, and so on. They're all good Christian girls who have been broken by sin. They all needed the honest, life-giving truth at the heart of this book. Do you? 288 pages, softcover from Thomas Nelson.
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Review 1 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Touches the inner hidden parts of you

Date:February 14, 2014
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Flower
Location:canada
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This book really spoke to my heart. At first I was taken aback with how Tammy Maltby interpreted biblical stories
Although colourful and imaginative, they we're make belief and I was a bit skeptical with filling in the blanks in areas that the bible didn't give an in-depth description about.
Apart from that, I was able to understand and self reflect in ways that allowed me to question my own points of view and even subconscious judgemental perceptions. In the areas I did relate to, my heart melted, I realized there are other good christian females out there struggling just like me. Women who are unable to open up because of hurts pains and failures that they are afraid people will condemn them for. This book allows the liberty to be true to yourself and look to God. Not everyone will related to every chapter, but you can understand and look see things with an empathetic heart.
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Review 2 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Great Counselling start

Date:September 21, 2012
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KimP
Location:Madison, WI
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This is a great book to get you talking about tough subjects. It also gives you Scripture you can use to help a friend. Definitely a book I will keep on my shelf.
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Review 3 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Can definitely encourage women to trust the Lord

Date:February 18, 2011
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mary
Location:Miami
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This books overall review is great. I believe that it can truly speak about the reality of womens lives who are both in ministry and out. It encourages those who are struggleling and have struggled by demonstrating that you are not the only one out there in your situation. I recommend this book to anyone who feels lost and needs to hear about the greatness of God and also to those who are mentoring those in need.
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Review 4 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Date:February 9, 2009
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Leslie Reed
I am about halfway through this book, but it is a great read. It is great to read something that addresses our failures and God's grace after we become Christians. I think so many times people think once I was sinner, then I found Jesus, and now I don't screw up anymore and that is so wrong. The book doesn't support the sin but lovingly provides hope and encouragement to pick yourself back up and dust yourself off and keep running that race called the Christian life.
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Review 5 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Date:April 30, 2007
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Seth Barnes
Tammy is awake to what others have buried their heads in the sand to: we're all broken inside, and our journey to wholeness comes in sharing our stories with one another. Why is it that we struggle so with this?Why does it seem like Christians are the last ones in on the joke: we claim to love others, yet are known to our neighbors as hypocrites? Motivated more by guilt and shame than by love, we hide our hurts from everyone including ourselves. It's a broken way to live and it certainly isn't Jesus' way.And that's why we need more books like "Confessions" as an invitation to others that says not only is it safe to be vulnerable, but that is the only way to health, and in fact, is the only way to be a true disciple of Jesus. In "Confessions" you'll recognize parts of yourself and you'll see where perhaps you still need healing and how that healing can begin.If you're like the great thundering herd of Christians that, lost in the dust and the noise of others around you, struggle to voice the broken parts of your story, you need this book as a catalyst to your healing and growth. The paradox is that by confessing your humanity to others, Christ, the God-man, is formed in you. Read "Confessions" and weep - with joy and recognition.
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Review 6 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Date:April 16, 2007
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Julie Gorman
I love your bookit is powerfuland seasoned with grace. Its filled with wonderful quotes and more importantly points to the one who can heal all of our brokenness. Many times throughout reading, I thoughtOh that is powerfulOh that ministers healingIts the kindness of God that leads us to repentance and its the brave woman of God, willing to be transparent, that ministers to the broken. I know the darkest hours of my life exposed the tenderness of God the most. Though I never would wish a divorce on anyonefor me it proved to be the time God revealed His grace most powerfully. I felt as though I committed the ultimate sin. It broke my self-will and my belief that somehow I might earn Gods loveAs I read your book I realized you learned the same thing and it encouraged me. No matter how good we are we can never merit Gods love or our salvation. Thats the beauty of Christianity. We dont need to have all the answers or be perfect because God loves us no matter what. His grace is for every area of our lifenot just our salvation. He equips and empowers us to be for Him. Each of my dark seasons produced more of Christ character and caused me to love others more unconditionally. He loves usbecause He chose toand nothing can change that.
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Review 7 for Confessions of a Good Christian Girl: The Secrets Women Keep and the Grace That Saves Them
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Date:March 2, 2007
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Christine Beebe
Highly recommend this book. It's not so much the type of book that you enjoy, as much as one that resonates with the heartache in one's own life. It reminded me a lot of Shiela Walsh's books because of the transperancy and honesty, looking at difficult subjects to discuss within the context of Evangelical Christendom. After all, we've all been taught to always present the perfect picture. It has to be one of the most common myths of the Church that once you're saved everything should be just fine and hunky-dory in your life. If you have issues, then it usually is seen as being a sign that you're just not living up to being a real Christian. But oh how we're learning the truth of brokenness in the church these days, and I think God is beginning to teach us that we need to be transparent in our brokenness so that real restoration can be experienced within the Body. I hope that finally people will be able to begin to pull down their masks and reveal their true brokenness, so that the world might see the real power of the Wounded Healer working in the lives of His people. This book is a good first step. I recommend it to any woman who has been wounded by the circumstances in her own life.
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