• Gay Girl, Good God

  • The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been
  • By: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Narrated by: Jackie Hill Perry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (3,451 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“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 embraced 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 toward him right in her own bedroom in light of his gospel.

Listen in order to understand. Listen in order to hope. Or listen in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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The Raw, Un-Sugar Coated Truth

I loved this book. Mrs. Perry did a fine job of demonstrating how homosexuality is less a sin so powerful that everyone doesn’t know how to deal with, but more of a sin just like all other sin with the core being one thing: unbelief. Mrs. Perry does a fine job of presenting the LOVE for God as the primary focus when dealing with not just homosexuality but also all other sin. She really shows how God is much more interested in us enjoying Him in freedom than He is making everyone straight. Simply put, God wants to show mankind that He truly is—in all aspect of body, soul, and spirit—enough for each and everyone one of us.

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W o w

I'm sure there's a lot of preconceived ideas of what this book could be about and contain, but I really doubt it comes close to containing anything that you would think! I finished this in two days. It is amazing, read very well by the author, and contains truth that pertains to all sin not just the sin of homosexuality. I'm going to recommend it to everyone!

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It’s..... something

She honestly reminded me why I’m not a Christian. I thought this book would give me a peace of mind because I was looking into being a Christian but this just reminded me why I don’t need to.

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Definitely not what you think it is.

One of the most beautifully written books ever listened to! Very easy to listen to and extremely hard to put down. The conviction in her words and her voice are powerful. What I enjoyed most is that you substitute your struggle for hers and this book would not lose its impact.

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How to know if this book is for you:

How to know if this book is worth your time:
If you believe that homosexuality is a sin to overcome, this book will encourage you and fill you with hope.

If you believe you are born with your sexual orientation, this book will infuriate you and you do not need to spend your time here.

Everyone is entitled to tell their story, but this book goes far beyond just a memoir. The last 1/4 of the book focuses on denial of your sexuality and even stops using the word gay to substitute it with “same sex attracted Christians”.
While she tries to justify this renaming by saying we are more than our titles, she continues to use the title “straight” for heterosexual couples and does not apply an “opposite sex attracted Christian” to them.

This is sure to be a conversion therapy bookclub best seller. If they can’t get you to convert, then this book will teach you to stuff those feelings and emotions.

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Phenominal

Honestly, I was scared to listen to this one. As a heterosexual long time Christian I didn't want to get "yelled at" for all of the idiotic ways Christians have sinned against, mis-represented the Bible and Jesus to their Gay neighbors and I was terrified also that the author (one I am familiar with hearing from through various conferences and speaking engagements) would suddenly say something that would make me confused or doubtful about what the Bible says and Who God is.

This book did none of the above. In fact, it did the opposite. This book simply is her story weaved with scripture and the truth of Who God really is and What He has done for all of us. This book defined Womanhood in a beautiful gospel-driven way. This book pointed me to Christ and what He has done to transform all sinners into saints. It's a must read wherever you are in your faith. Believer or not, Gay or straight, this author has something valuable to say and it's quick read is well worth the time it takes to listen.

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Absolutely Beautiful

I couldn't help but cry multiple times as I listened to this woman speak about God's true nature. This little book sheds a new light on how heterosexual Christians can better love and understand and witness the love of Jesus Christ to the gay community. Saturated in scripture, the love of God, and the love for same sex attracted men and women, my eyes have been opened to how much I did not understand - though this book is a Christian woman's testimony, I almost felt like I could fill in the blanks with multiple aspects of sin that I struggle with in my daily life. This book points directly at who Jesus is, how much He loves us. and how incredibly difficult yet, overwhelmingly joyous choosing to follow Him can be. Thank you Jesus.

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Raw, Real and Redemptive

What I am about to say is not hyperbole. This book is in my Top Five of the best books I have ever listened to, read, heard of, etc. Jackie Hill Perry shares such vulnerability from her heart while giving an outstanding performance of the words she has written. I have often wondered what the metrics might be on how humans put words and phrases together. Most people use many of the same phrases to describe life or events, without much creativity. Hill Perry has leaped high over that fence, writing so eloquently as she shares her very raw, yet very real story. This is not a book about judgement or criticism; it is the personal story of one woman who, in finding out how much she is loved by her Creator God, finds redemption in the truth of His word. Her story rocked my soul.

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Eye Opening

First, amazing book! It is well written and paints a picture of what it truly looks like to follow Christ even though trying times. I felt as though she was speaking to my heart. I recommend this read for everyone no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. This was truly humbling!

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MUST READ/LISTEN

My words fail to describe Jackie’s honesty of her walk and her commitment to the Word. This is a must read for the same sex attracted Christian, same sex attracted non-Christian who feels the evidence of Christ’s tugging on their hearts, and the family member and friends of the two.

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  • 08-15-20

Convicted!

It's a testimony that needed to be shared for people like me. I'm from a transgender background who has recently been saved and it took me 3 months to read this book because I was so afraid of hearing the truth regarding my identity and how God sees it. Thank you so much for this. I'm on the journey of returning to my authentic gender and even though it's a narrow road, it's testimonies like these that keep me going! Thank you Jackie.

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  • Jeremy Burgess
  • 06-18-19

Genuine and very encouraging... Just give it a go!

Genuine, and wonderfully read. Eye opening and beautifully spoken. I'm glad I purchased this book. Go for it, and listen to her story. To Jackie!

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  • Beloved One
  • 10-20-18

It wasn’t what I expected!

This is more than a testimony of freedom. It’s more than a personal story being shared.
This if you let it is a book that will open up your very soul to meet LOVE himself!
This is more than a focus on how do I or how dare she!
This book has unexpectedly changed my life, the life I felt was open and free. As I listened to it intently from the beginning to the end, it opened me up and poured love into me giving me a freedom I didn’t know I needed.
I am glad, so very glad that I have experienced this journey towards the Good God, Jackie Perry-Hill speaks of!

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  • Sam
  • 06-19-19

Honest and needed today

An open and honest account that brings glory to God. Timely for the church and the current culture around us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-29-21

Heart Moving

This book helped me to understand that sexuality is not the root of my pain but worshiping self. Being abused as a child and not being an age to understand physical touch opened up the door of confusion. Deep down in my core I was seeking healing from pain and feeling worthless. Now I know I am who God says I am. God did it for me and he will do it for you x

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  • Soji Oluitan
  • 08-10-19

Honest and rooted in understanding of God's love

Jackie's willingness to open up herself brings a much needed clarity of thinking to the Identity issues of our time.

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  • Lamoye L.
  • 06-15-19

deep

biblical and very real and relatable for all, have listened to this 3times now and i would listen to it another 3.

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  • Mrs. C. Mbassi Manga
  • 09-04-21

Highly recommended for all followers of Jesus

Jackie Hill-Perry’s story is infused with Faith, Hope and Love. It magnifies and exalts God above the desires of the flesh. Her narration is powerful, truthful and transformative! Buy it, gift it! It will be a blessing to all!

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  • Darragh
  • 07-27-21

What a book

Respect to her and my deepest feelings also. I had wondered if I was alone in the climb against addiction. This story allowed me to see an adjacent ladder not knowing or caring who was closer to or further from the top. Regards and respect lady.

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  • Angel
  • 02-16-21

A Call for Personal Reflection

I first picked up this book to learn more , as I know people who identify as gay and I want to understand and have compassion.

I love that this book was more than that. We heard her story, but also heard the undeniable thread of God’s love and call to all of us. It was, for me, a reminder to keep looking at him, worshipping him, believing in him. He will do the work in all of us...

It’s about Jesus. It’s about God. It’s about the Holy Spirit and being surrendered. All of us.

It’s about responding to the call that he has placed on our lives and living in a way that glorifies him.

Amen. Thank you, Jackie Hill Perry. ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-19

A must read/listen

Beautiful eye opening and mind shifting testimony.
Isn't much more to say except you won't regret it.

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  • Luke Burrell
  • 10-04-18

A must for those seeking to make real their faith!

This is not a book about homosexuality, a gay girl or becoming hetrosexual. This is a book about who we ALL are and who God IS, his great love and what he wants for us. To seek him, to know him, to experience his goodness, drawing close to him, living in him and through all of that allowing him to work in us.
A must read/listen to anyone who is seeking to make real their faith!
Pretty incredible performance as well. I really enjoyed listening. I typically listen at 1.5x, but I slowed down, not because Jackie speaks fast but to allow it to really sink deep. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-21

For anyone

Excellent book! A reminder of how we should live our life daily, gay or not!

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  • SSoldatos
  • 07-09-21

Wow. Thanks!

Insightful colourful encouraging. Thanks Jackie for your insight understanding of churches they don’t get it right. Your understanding of worshipping Jesus and sanctification is universal. Amen

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  • Kit
  • 11-12-20

praise God

I love the poetic rhythm of the author's reading. I love the truth conveyed about the goodness of God and our need for God. i would definitely re-listen to this book

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  • Mary
  • 07-07-20

insightful

Loved the poetry and insight. Love that our main focus should be on Christ more than ones sexual preference

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-20

very open minded and helpful

Had trouble ",putting it down " puts a real. life. view on God and ALL relationships.
I will and have already be recommending it.
very good the author spoke it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-19

if you do

Very religious and bible orientated. Too full on for general audience. should be in religious category. Narration is also a little amateur.