Jackie Hill Perry’s “Gay Girl, Good God” Is a Book You Shouldn’t Miss

Having struggled with same-sex attraction (SSA), Perry recounts her story with humility

I first heard Jackie Hill Perry at the Canvas Conference in Portland a few years ago, where we both spoke. Jackie writes like a word artist, which is exactly what she is. She does “spoken word,” as in the video [below], where every word counts. Her book is poetry of sorts, at times with a cadence, and I was almost spellbound listening to it. I couldn’t wait to finish, yet didn’t want to.

 

My last two blog posts have been centered on Christopher Yuan’s new book Holy Sexuality and the Gospel. In today’s post, I want to highlight Jackie Hill Perry’s book Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been (AZCB).

These books dovetail very beautifully. I believe reading both of them will give people a larger vision of Jesus and also provide vital perspectives related to the entire LGBT discussion. Both books are in harmony, yet each brings distinctives the other doesn’t. Either one is great, but together they are amazingly complete. Anything you wish one book would say, or put in a different tone, is exactly what the other one does.

If you want a quick, less than three-minute intro to Jackie Hill Perry, this does it well, and you’ll hear powerful truth in the process.

I started reading Gay Girl, Good God on my Kindle earlier this month, and then also ordered the audiobook. The ebook is great, so honest and compelling, but Jackie’s voice and inflections and personality are so captivating that continued with the audio. It’s stunningly good.

I first heard Jackie Hill Perry at the Canvas Conference in Portland a few years ago, where we both spoke. Jackie writes like a word artist, which is exactly what she is. She does “spoken word,” as in the video above, where every word counts.

Her book is poetry of sorts, at times with a cadence, and I was almost spellbound listening to it. I couldn’t wait to finish, yet didn’t want to.

Jackie writes, and beautifully speaks in the audio, “What God has done to my soul is worth telling because He is worth knowing. Worth seeing. Worth hearing. Worth loving, and trusting, and exalting…To tell you about what God has done for my soul is to invite you into my worship.”

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