Review – Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry
“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 Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?
At age 19, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians—God broke in and turned her heart towards Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.
Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.
My first encounter with Jackie Hill Perry was trough Beautiful Eulogy, and through her own music, which you should listen if you want to hear something good. I was later when I found out about her personal testimony about being gay in the past.
Finally, in Gay Girl, Good God her personal story is out for everyone to read it, but more than that, to be inspired by her process and transformation into a daughter of God.
Perry is crystal clear in her journey, from her early years and into her young days when she struggled with his lifestyle but most importantly when she felt the pursuit of God for her life.
Most of the book is divided into chapters titled by the years when specific events happened and are written as if you were reading Perry’s journal with some comments and principles here and there. This can be good for those who don’t like to read theology books and bad for those that didn’t expect this style.
Finally, the last chapters are structured to explain common misconceptions from the church and Christians about the gay lifestyle and how we can be more effective when sharing God’s love.
Gay Girl, Good God is a great book and it’s a perfect opportunity to learn and to be inspired by a true story about God’s love and power.
I received this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.