Grace for the Good Girl, Repackaged Edition

Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life

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"Emily Freeman is one of those rare writers: profoundly biblical, lyrical, transparent--memorable. Her emancipating words on these pages offer the needed keys to all the good girls longing to take wing--and soar home to God's heart."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way

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Many of us believe we are saved by grace--but for too many, that's the last time grace defines our life. Instead of walking in grace every day, we strive to be good, believing that the Christian life means hard work with an unshakable good mood.

When we fail to measure up to our own impossible standards, we hide behind our good-girl masks, determined to keep our weakness a secret.

In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily P. Freeman invites you to let go of the try-hard life and realize that in Christ you are free to receive from him rather than constantly try to achieve for him.

With an open hand and a whimsical style, Emily encourages you to move from hiding behind masks and do-good performances to the freedom of a life hidden with Christ in God.

Emily P. Freeman is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday, A Million Little Ways, and The Next Right Thing. As host of The Next Right Thing podcast, Emily helps create space for the soul to breathe, offering fresh perspective on the sacredness of our inner life with God. Connect with her online at www.emilypfreeman.com and on Instagram @emilypfreeman.


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    Emily P. Freeman

    Emily P. Freeman is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Grace for the Good GirlSimply Tuesday, A Million Little Ways, and The Next Right Thing. As host of The Next Right Thing podcast, Emily helps...

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Praise for Grace for the Good Girl

"When you read certain writers, you know they've found their calling, because on every page, it's there: the echo of God's voice. Emily Freeman is one of those rare writers: profoundly biblical, lyrical, transparent--memorable. Her emancipating words on these pages offer the needed keys to all the good girls longing to take wing--and soar home to his heart."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way

"What if the 'bad' isn't the only thing distracting us from God? Could it be that we sometimes follow the rules to the expense of really following God? Let Emily uncage the free spirit Jesus invites us to embrace. With tenderness, raw honesty, and the most beautiful picture of grace I've ever read, this book is a must-read."--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

"Grace for the Good Girl is full of spirit and truth. It's gentle and bold, tender and powerful."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted and cofounder of (in)courage

"If you struggle with trying so hard, being so good, and hoping so much for joy and grace in the mundane, savor Grace for the Good Girl. Emily Freeman writes from experience. She tells the truth on herself and invites you to the feast of God's available and life-changing grace."--Mary DeMuth, author of Thin Places and We Too

"It is such a joy for me to recommend Emily Freeman's book to you. I applaud her vulnerability, truth, and beautiful application of God's grace to us. She has profoundly ministered to this recovering good girl."--Angela Thomas, bestselling author and speaker

Praise for The Next Right Thing
"There is no more reliable voice today than Emily P. Freeman. Her consistency and faith have moved and changed me over and over again. The Next Right Thing is exactly that--the next right thing for you to read, for Emily to write, and for us all to live by. I'm so thankful this book exists."--Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave and Remember God

"I confess I've never struggled much with decisions, but I also never thought about the process of making them. The Next Right Thing enlightened me, brought awareness, and gave me tools I didn't realize were missing in my decision-making. Emily points us to ultimate peace and clarity in our lives in the midst of uncertainty and chaos by gently pulling our focus back to the One who gives it."--Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, and New York Times bestselling author

"This book will leave you with confidence, wisdom, intention, and a perspective shift about the big and small decisions in your life. Reading The Next Right Thing is your next right decision."--Myquillyn Smith, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Cozy Minimalist Home

"Emily has a gift for speaking into light things that are already true in most of us but are often dimmed by the clouds of busyness. Her words are a must-read in my own life, and I'm so grateful to call her a friend."--Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World

"Emily P. Freeman is the real deal. She is wise, a trusted guide, and prepared with just the words you need to hear at the moment you need to hear them. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed or are longing for a revitalizing perspective on decision-making that is both practical and life-changing, then The Next Right Thing is the book you have been searching for. You will certainly want to read Emily's words once a year as a refresher on how to live with intention and ease."--Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International

"Like all of Emily's writing, this book is both insightful and practical. It teaches us that life is to be lived, not figured out. And the way we live it is one brave choice at a time."--Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The Art of Work

"Emily P. Freeman's voice is gentle yet mighty, and I'm obsessed with every word of this quiet masterpiece. We all find ourselves in times of transition, aching for a final decision, and it's easy to force the finish line. Emily kindly and confidently invites us to a new path where the finish line is secondary. That concept would normally have me running for the hills, but this book held me still, prompting me to breathe and take my next step in love. I'll never make decisions the same way again."--Kendra Adachi, author of The Lazy Genius Way

"The Next Right Thing is a book you can go back to again and again, and each time it will hit you in a new and fresh way. If you struggle to make decisions, if you're in the midst of a big life change, if you'd just love some quiet guidance to be more intentional with your days, and/or you love Emily's writing and podcast, this book is for you!"--Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author, founder of MoneySavingMom.com, and host of The Crystal Paine Show

"Emily has become my decision-making guide. In this book she offers deep wisdom that is easily applied to everyday life. Through stories and images and metaphors, Emily shows us that the next right thing is not only possible but also desirable. This book is not only timely but timeless."--James Bryan Smith, author of The Good and Beautiful God

"Reading Emily P. Freeman, I start to believe Jesus's promise more--that his yoke is easy and his burden light. The Next Right Thing delivers us from anxious handwringing over our uncertain futures."--Jen Pollock Michel, author of Surprised by Paradox 

"Relatable, actionable, and inspiring, Emily's words will take you deeper into the process of graciously taking your next step."--Alan and Gem Fadling, founders of Unhurried Living

"We live at a time with a crippling, overwhelming number of options and decisions to make. Emily offers a practical guide for discerning 'the next right thing' in the big and small moments of life. I am so grateful for this book!"--Jordan Raynor, bestselling author of Called to Create


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