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Publisher's Summary

Includes audiobook-exclusive coaching sessions from Jess!

You were made for more than a love/hate relationship with your body.

It's one thing to know in your head that you were created in the image of God. Yet it's quite another to experience this belief in your body, against the cultural ideals of a woman's worth. And between the two lies a world of frustration, disappointment, and the shame of somehow feeling both too much and never enough in your body.

Jess Connolly is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and trusted Bible teacher who knows this inner conflict all too well, and this book details her journey - and yours - of setting out to discover how to break free from the broken beliefs we all hold about our bodies that hold us back from our fullest life.

The truest thing about you is that you are made and loved by God. And the truest thing about him is that he cannot make bad things. This book will help you believe it with your whole self, as Jess guides you through an eye-opening, empowering process of:

  • Renaming what the world has labeled as less-than
  • Resting in God's workmanship
  • Experiencing restoration where there has been injury
  • And becoming a change agent in partnering with God to bring revival to a generation of women 

Far from a superficial issue, self-image is a spiritual issue, because God has named your body good from the beginning. Whether your struggle is with eating and exercise habits, stress or trauma, infertility or injury, this book makes space for you to experience God meeting you in this tender place, and ring his freedom bell over your body in a whole new way.

Reflection questions, contributor information, and resources are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2021 Jess Connolly (P)2021 Zondervan

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Just what I needed to hear

There is hope for those who have loathed their body. Jess helps you reframe your mindset biblically with anecdotal stories and practical “how to” … but it’s not the what you may think. She is relatable and she isn’t claiming to have the perfect body… nor does it seem she’s striving for that. Rather her body is already good…. And so is yours… because God said so first! Definitely sending this to all my sisters and mom and aunts. It’s a must read!

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What I would not give for every human being on earth to realize their worth is not in how good you look, your age, your weight, your appearance. Our worth is in our hearts. God looks at our HEARTS!

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I’m in Awe

As a woman who became a Christian when I was very young, as a pastor and Chaplain who ministers to university women, as a daughter, a sister, a friend, never have I ever read such beautiful words rooted in the gospel as this. Jess writes prophetically, calling women to view our bodies through the eyes of our Creator, Sharing her story as an example of how to do this, and breaking things down to the very root of body shame. Honestly I am still letting it all soak into my soul and the very deepest parts that you’re in for healing, but I am excited, inspired, and uplifted in a way I have never been before. I am also more determined, determined to view my body as good, and stop letting the enemy rule my mind, my words, my thoughts, conversations with friends, seasons like summer, and so much more. I have ordered copies for all my women in leadership, and I will give this book out to every friend I know who struggles under the weight and bondage of body shame. I will be a part of the revival the author talks about hoping, wanting, and believing to see. Thank you Jess. From the bottom of my heart.

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As a larger lady who wasn't always larger, listening came with its share of tears. But also revelation. How can we call this body less than good if our Creator said it is good? Our worth comes from He who made us not what this world says.

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Read this!

This is an amazing book about celebrating God and learning to reroute the negativity of shame that culture has created in our minds and bodies. Every mother, sister, daughter and friend should read this book.

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Based on body neutrality (sounds like gender neutrality) and body positivity movements, which are hyped by social media and seem positive, but are not grounded in sound Christian truth

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Hurray for freedom in Christ!

Fantastic book, sincerely read and prayerfully communicated. You can feel the authors passion in the way she reads and just has to break out in prayer for the readers. Lots to process and the sort of read which I think I'll need to check in with every year or two to keep my mind and heart accountable. The only book I've ever read on the theology of our physical bodies! So so needed! Thanks!