You're Already Amazing: LifeGrowth Study GuideHolley Gerth
In her bestselling book You’re Already Amazing, Holley Gerth dared and empowered women to discover who God made them to be and to pursue his purpose for their lives. Now she helps you build on that foundation and experience even greater life transformation. With ... Read More
With this study guide, designed to be experienced with You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD Study, Holley will guide you through an engaging process that helps you apply what you’ve learned about yourself to every aspect of your life, from relationships, to work, to how you pursue your dreams. She guides you to embrace this life-changing truth—that you truly are already amazing.
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*This sample of the LifeGrowth Study Guide is used by permission from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, and Holley Gerth, author of You’re Already Amazing and the companion LifeGrowth Study Guide. © 2016.
1. Who God Created Us to Be
2. What’s True No Matter How We Feel
3. Our Amazing Journey with Jesus
4. God’s Plan for Our Relationships
5. God’s Purpose for Our Lives
6. How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime
Designed to be experienced with the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD.
- Product type: Default
- Format: Softcover Study Guide
- Release Date: Mar 1, 2016
- UPC: 9780800726966
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- You will be amazed as yo discover how amazing God made you! by Teri Miller on 12/5/2016
I am the leader of a bible study group of about 20 women (ages 20’s - 70’s) and we did this study this fall. This is our first encounter with Holley Gerth and her books, so when we completed this study I asked the ladies to evaluate it, and this is our result:
• Overall rating on a scale of 1-10 (10 being best). One rated it 5, everyone else rated it 7 and up, but 15 rated it at 10 or better.
• We thought the chapter book helped provide details and depth for each guidebook lesson, although there was some redundancy with some of the material.
• Everyone liked the guidebook format, like the journaling, more life application suggestions, and especially the “Life Coach” section.
• We all really enjoyed the videos because we got to meet the author, Holley. We loved that she was so personable, candid, relational, encouraging!
This is a fantastic study for any age group of women who want to grow in their relationship with God by understanding His TRUTH, learning about who you are, God’s plan for your life, and discovering where and how you can serve in the Body of Christ/the Church. You will be amazed as you discover how amazing God made you!
- Great Asset to go with the Book by Seasons of Opportunities on 5/28/2016
I read the book You're Already Amazing a while back. It was extremely beneficial to me as I have always struggled with bouts of insecurity. Holley has a way with words that will encourage your heart tremendously.
This book is the study guide that God along with the previous book. It's a workbook, journal, and personal growth book. You can write in it, draw in it, take notes, whatever necessary. It can be used as a group study or a one on one, or maybe just for your own individual needs. There are six sessions that can be accompanied by the DVD and Holley's book (the book really being a necessary part of the study). The DVD a very nice asset.
I think you will love this workbook. I know I do! Holley is an incredibly talented and gifted author. She is being used by God to bring out some amazing qualities women have, but maybe don't know how to embrace or own up to. You can study this at your own pace. I believe this book will be a help to many women.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. NO other compensation was provided.
- Great Resource!! by Jules on 3/2/2016
This is a great tool to use as a group study or on your own. This book offers quizzes to help you find your strengths. Holley uses scriptures to help develop and help you grown into a deeper relationship with God and others. Finding your strengths enables you to grow in the Caling God has for you. It's also has a dvd that has inspiring stories to help you along the way. The guide has extra resources and crafts to expand on the study if you want but not required. It's truly a great add on to her book!! Enjoy!!!
- I absolutely loved walking through this life growth guide! by Amy on 3/2/2016
Before doing this study, I had never read (or even heard of Holley Gerth). Man, I have been missing out. Her wisdom and her willingness to share her journey and her heart for finding your passion and purpose in life will bless you immensely.
This Lifegrowth Guide will take you on a journey to discover your strengths, skills, how to handle your emotions and express them in a helpful way, think about your walk with God and where he's taken you thus far in your life, and so much more.
My favorite part of the study was developing my LIFE statement. Because of all the work you do with Holley in the first 4 sessions of the guide, you will be able to put your purpose into a statement to help guide you as you live out your passions. Creating this statement was incredibly insightful for me to look at and realize how I was already living out God's mission for me and how I can continue to say yes to the things that bring me joy and help me fulfill that mission.
This study will certainly change your life if you allow it to.
*I received an advanced copy of this book. This review is my own honest opinion.*
- Everything You Need for a Women's Retreat Except the Coffee by Anita on 3/2/2016
Holley Gerth has created an amazing resource that can be used by individuals, small groups or even a group of ladies gathered for a retreat. The first four chapters or units of study delve into the reader’s gifts (this is where doing the study in community would be a great idea, because, frankly, I have a hard time identifying my gifts), interests and styles of getting things done. Once the reader has figured these things out, Gerth introduces readers to the concept of LIFE statements (Love Is Faith Expressed).
Once again, this proved difficult for me, but Gerth walks the faint of heart through the process with plenty of tips and encouragement. The last chapter deals with examining the legacy one wants to leave—and keeping the end in mind as we go through life helps us focus on doing those things that further our goals.
The LifeGrowth Guide includes everything a gal needs to figure out her LIFE statement so that she can move on to living more intentionally. The beautifully designed book has room to journal, doodle, think out loud and jot down notes. Each session, or chapter, has corresponding videos from the author as well as excerpts from her book You’re Already Amazing, and extension activities. The back of the book includes directions for group leaders and facilitators—creating a virtual women’s retreat in a box.
I’ve never considered doing a group Bible study or women’s group, because I don’t have the time to come up with the curriculum. But with this tool, even introverted me could act as hostess and facilitator.
- Awesome Book by Mindy on 3/2/2016
Holley is an amazing author. This book will change the way you think about yourself. The guide is easy to follow and it feels like Holley is walking along side you. Such an important message for women.
- I loved finding out how come I am already amazing! by Loved by Him on 3/1/2016
Pick your favorite comfy chair, get a cup of coffee and prepare to find out the truth about yourself (as opposed to what the world may tell you), because the “You’re Already Amazing” LifeGrowth guide is going to challenge you! I have always loved how Holley’s writing style makes you feel like you are sitting right there with her, having a one-on-one conversation. With the addition of the DVD’s for this book/guide you can actually sit with her and feel like you are truly welcomed and loved as she introduces each session in the guide.
The “You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide” is a nice supplement to the basic book of the same title. It combines chapters within the book and then adds additional material and “life coach” moments; as well as questions and activities…into six sessions. This guide is a great resource and tool for small group studies (and for one-on-one or even individual studies, too!). It gives step-by-step instruction to those who are leading and /or group participants. As a small group leader I appreciated the additional resources that were made available to facilitators in the back of the guide and at holleygerth.com.
If you are searching for ways to slow down, de-stress, and focus more on God so that you can become the woman He created you to be… This book will help! Holley puts it well when she tells us about research which shows that the “number one influence on a woman’s well-being is how much time she spends in her “sweet spot.” In other words, how closely she stays connected to who God truly made her to be.” (“You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide
, p. 16). I don’t know about you, but I certainly want to find that “sweet spot” and be what He created me to be!
- Very Encouraging! A must read for anyone questioning their purpose! by Katie on 3/1/2016
I loved working through this study. With Holley's help I was able to learn about so much about how God makes each person unique and special for His purposes. I have always felt like I'm not quite normal because I like to do things other people don't think are fun or enjoyable. But now I understand that there's a reason for me to be different! Someone has to be the quiet, organized part of the Body. :)
Holley's writing makes the reader feel like you are right there with her having an intimate conversation. I cannot wait to lead this study with some of my friends. I already have a list of people waiting for the book so that they can work through it! Thank you Holley for such dedication to women and encouraging us to find our purpose in life!
- Luv Holley Gerth's writing style! by CCMay on 3/1/2016
You will absolutely LOVE Holley Gerth and the way she writes! It's like having your best friend sitting across from you with a hot cup of coffee or tea listening, sharing hearts, encouraging and giving you inspiration. Holley's way of encouraging and empowering you through her lifegrowth guide will help you to realize just how much God loves you, and that He has a wonderful and positive purpose for your life, AND that you are really, truly already amazing! In this guide she takes you step by step in bringing together your strengths, skills, gifts and more to help you move towards God's perfect plan for you!
- A Truly Life Changing Book by Susan on 3/1/2016
Holley Gerth is one of the most down to earth writers and she writes directly to your heart. Reading her book, and now doing this LifeGrowth guide study is like sitting across the table from your best friend and having a true heart to heart conversation. The book is an amazing adventure into the insecurities we each have as women and counters those with the true security we can find in Christ. This isn't a self help book to help a person become better, it is a journey to becoming the best YOU a person can be -- as God created you.
This is one of the first studies I've done where you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for the video portion. DVDs are available for group studies, but individuals can view the videos for free online -- what a blessing!
This book and the guide can change a woman's life if she works through it. I keep the original book, You're Already Amazing, on my shelf and I read it over again at least once a year.
- Want To Change? by Stephanie on 3/1/2016
A beautiful reminder of the gifts and talents we have been given and challenge to live with confidence while using them. You will walk away changed.
- God's heart wish for you! by Barbara on 3/1/2016
The heart of this book, and the companion DVD, is the desire of God's heart that we be all we can be in Him. I'm so thankful that Holley has stepped forward with this Life Growth Guide that touches so many areas of our lives. Each session calls us to look more closely at who God created us to be and what our inner dialogue is with ourselves. So much of our own self worth is directed by our inner voice. Holley has created six sessions that connect us with Bible principles which lift us to a clearer understanding of our journey, purpose and the truth of our time here on earth. Holley brings a calming spirit to the DVD and encourages those who see it to push further to become strong, creative and loving (even with ourselves) persons and to touch other lives in the process. The sessions include beautiful artwork that will enlighten you, questions to guide you and tips to help you along the way. No matter where you are in your journey, this book will touch you in a special way. Very highly recommended!
- Be who God created you to be. Why? You're Already Amazing! by Susan on 3/1/2016
You’re Already Amazing
Did you know you’re already amazing? Nobody’s told you that already? Or if they did, you chose to dismiss it, because you know yourself (i.e., your flaws so well) correct? Newsflash…
You’re Already Amazing!
What do you think makes it so hard for women to believe they’re already amazing? Have we been told all our lives we:
Aren’t good enough
Will never measure up
Are stupid – or so smart we’re considered a weirdo!
Are too fat - or skinny!
Someone else can do a better job
Whatever lie we’ve heard…
For me, the truth of God’s word.
Holley Gerth shares powerful words in You’re Already Amazing that we need to hear. These truths from God’s word, the Bible, free us from hindering thoughts and beliefs.
We’re not only amazing.
We’ve got what it takes…
Not just to survive by to
Change the world.
There’s nothing God can’t form into something beautiful. How have you experienced this firsthand?
For me, loss, tremendous loss including my youngest son, a sister, both my sister-in-law and her husband in a relatively short span of time were not beautiful, but God…
To all who mourn in Israel,
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Isaiah 61:3 (NLT)
The beauty God created with each loss was miraculous to me, deepening my faith in His faithfulness, regardless of the situation. His love endures forever!
A caress across my broken heart,
the words He spoke to me, “I’ve got her, she’s Mine.”
A magnificent dream of my son dancing with Jesus
The Light of God shining off the face of my dying sister-in-law
Life. Amazing LIFE. And yes, you’re already amazing. Look closely to see if it doesn’t feel like it to you. Let Holley Gerth’s book and LifeGrowth Guide, You’re Already Amazing, lead you step by step into realizing You’re Already Amazing.
You’ll be glad you did. Why do I say that with confidence?
It’s not about the size of our faith, it’s about Who we’re placing our faith in and what God can do.
So who do you trust? Yourself or God? I choose God and I recommend you hear what He has to say about you and directly to you through the words Holley penned in You’re Already Amazing.
We are closest to and most like Jesus when we are fully being who He created us to be.
Yes, Jesus says we can do all things through Him – but He never says we have to do it ALL!
So be who He created you to be. Why? You’re Already Amazing!
- I just can't get Enough! by ChoosingJesus on 3/1/2016
Holley Gerth is my personal Life Coach. She is also one of my best friends. I’ve shared things with Holley that no one else knows and she never failed to give me a word of encouragement. We have been meeting for coffee for weeks. We’ve shared moments of laughter and we have held hands through times of pain.
I’ve been with Holley backstage before she spoke at an event. I’ve sat with Holley in her living room as we shared our dreams and fears.
And the funny thing is… I have never actually met Holley Gerth.
That is what it’s like working through this LifeGrowth Guide. Through her words and knowledge, Holley writes her way into your heart and helps you clear a direct path into those dark, broken places so that Christ can come in and start making repairs.
I have always struggled with the disease to please and the desire for other’s approval. No matter how hard I had fought and prayed, I could never seem to break free. After reading “You’re Already Amazing” I have been truly changed forever and have taken some big steps in moving forward in who I am in Christ regardless of the criticism and judgement of others.
After my journey through the “You’re Already Amazing Lifegrowth Guide,” I can honestly say that I have a much clearer view of who God has created me to be and what He has called me to do. All of the questions are so helpful in guiding you into those places in your heart that you typically try to avoid, and the videos bring Holley straight into your living room for a cup of coffee and a good dose of love and encouragement.
If you want to stay discouraged, unfulfilled, and discontent then do not buy this book. But if you’re ready to experience God and life better than ever before, grab some friends, dive into this book, and find out why YOU are Already Amazing!
- Amazing Indeed! by Kimberly on 3/1/2016
Holley Gerth's LifeGrowth Guide is FABULOUS!!! When I started this journey with her "You're Already Amazing" book, I had no idea exactly what I was in for. I have been absolutely blessed beyond imagination! I learned things about myself that I never realized were specific characteristics and abilities that God designed and perfected in me specifically for me to use. One of the things from her book that resonated with me and I will never forget was this: "There is only one me! I am created in God's image... That means there's a part of who He is that this world will only see through who I am!" That is BIG! God is Big! And this Book is Big!! I encourage you to get yourself a copy and delve into finding out just Who God Created You to Be! What a Blessing!!! #alreadyamazing
- So wonderful! by Brooke on 3/1/2016
This LifeGrowth Guide is an amazing supplement to the book. I know many lives will be changed in the women of my church through this study. If you're questioning whether it's worth it or not, it absolutely IS!! Don't hesitate, buy today!!
- Discover Your Strengths and Skills and Embrace Who You Really Are by Trudy on 3/1/2016
Do you want to embrace who you really are? To become all God created you to be? To better share Him in your own amazing way wherever He places you?
In the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide, Holley Gerth leads us through an interactive journey of discovery of who we are and into a deeper relationship with the God Who has created each of us to be an amazing masterpiece for a special purpose in life. The You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth DVD is meant to be used along with it. With each session, Holley sits with her cup of coffee and offers additional hugs of encouragement. Both are intended to be companions of the book she previously published – You're Already Amazing. These resources can be used whichever way works best for you: a group study, an online study, one-on-one, or an individual study.
Sometimes I still fear that thinking of ourselves as “amazing” is prideful. According to the church we grew up in, it was prideful to say anything good about ourselves. And for sure we were not supposed to love ourselves. I still struggle with this, and it’s hard for me to grasp the thought that it hurts God when we condemn ourselves just as much as when we condemn others. I’m learning, but I’m still a work-in-progress. Holley’s books have helped me a lot in this area.
Holley believes that “seeing who God made us leads to praise, not pride.” Her purpose in this book is to give God praise and to encourage us to go out and love as only each of us can, equipped with the strengths and skills God has uniquely gifted us with.
- Amazing, life changing book! by Jeni on 3/1/2016
The You're Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide is one of the most encouraging and motivating books I have ever read and it will not be gathering dust on my bookshelf for many years to come. I discovered who am in God's eyes, how He created me to fulfill His purpose in life and how to live freely doing so. My favorite feature has to be the "interactive" part of the book. There are charts and checklist and different strategies to figure out how my strengths, skills, journey and relationships are intended to work together for my good and for His glory! I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with freedom, peace and purpose in their lives. It will not disappoint!
- We ARE truly Amazing! by Paula on 3/1/2016
If you're struggling personally, or even if you're not struggling, then this is for you. Holly took her amazing book You're Already Amazing and created a LifeGrowth Guide and DVD, these two will enhance the book and help you to grow so much more. Give it a read and you can only grow and realize you really are already truly amazing!