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If You Only Knew
- My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free
- By: Jamie Ivey
- Narrated by: Jamie Ivey
- Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Among our greatest fears is the dread of what others would think of us "if they only knew" - the parts of our past we hope to forget, the parts of our present we work to conceal. Yet the part we actually do the best job of hiding is not the unsightly debris of our own mess, but rather the stunning beauty of God's grace. The fear that demands we protect this false image at all costs leads us to unwittingly declare a false gospel at every turn. Jamie Ivey finally grew tired of doing that, tired of being too ashamed and insecure to let others see the full extent of what God was capable of doing with our unworthiness. So she quit hiding.
This book will be on my nightstand, like forever
- By JillyMilk on 04-16-18
Stories DO Change the World
This book, along with Jamie Ivey's weekly podcast, really has changed my world and changed my perspective. Instead of holding on to my story out of fear, I'm sharing it so that through my vulnerability others can know the redemption and freedom I've known. And I experience more freedom as I share my story. Crazy! By letting go of the very story I've protected, I get even more beauty and freedom in Christ... and deeper friendships. Of course I've recommended it and forwarded it to others.
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