Gay Girl, Good Good

It might come as no surprise to those that know me well that I am constantly listening to podcasts. And one of the most interviewed people lately has been Jackie Hill Perry. 

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Perry recently published her first book, Gay Girl, Good God and has been sharing her personal story across many of the podcasts I listen to. And I was greatly interested in learning more about her story. 

I picked up Gay Girl, Good God and read it in about one day. While it was a quick read for me, it was still a book of depth. Mostly, it is about Perry’s life – from discovering she was gay at an early age, through her life experiences and ultimately how she discovered the overwhelming love of God and it changed her life drastically.

Through an amazing encounter with God, Perry becomes a Christian and is ultimately able to leave behind a life of lesbianism and engage in a hetero-sexual relationship. 

I learned a lot from reading Perry’s book. But I also struggled a bit in places with the fluidity of the reading. Perry has a background as a spoken word poet, and that definitely carried over into her writing in this book. For me, there were several instances where I had to reread paragraphs until I caught the flow of words so that I could understand what she was saying.

I found Perry’s approach to such a large topic to be open and honest. It wasn’t one that picked sides, but sought to engage in conversation and provide context for all sides of the discussion. 

Amy

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion. 

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