The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

Why the World Needs You to Be You

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Our world needs what introverts have to offer more than ever before

Introverts make up half the population, yet most people still don't truly understand what it means to be one. In this eye-opening book, Holley Gerth shares everything you need to know, from brain science to the psychological, relational, and spiritual aspects of being an introvert. She also reveals exactly what will help you beat your struggles and maximize your strengths so you can live with clarity, courage, and confidence in a world that needs what only you can give.

If you've ever questioned who you are as an introvert, or if you love, lead, or share life with an introvert, you need this empowering, insightful book.


"Holley is not only a true sage, but she also lives the truth, health, and wholeness of which she writes. Practical, researched, and profoundly helpful, these pages will be a relief, an epiphany, a manifesto for any introvert."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

"As an introvert, I am profoundly grateful for this book. Understanding and embracing how God has made us is a liberating journey. If you are an introvert or love an introvert, this book could be a relational game changer."--Sheila Walsh, cohost of LIFE Today and bestselling author of Praying Women
"A powerful resource on how to see, develop, and champion the unique voice and gifts God has given introverts. A masterful work emphasizing their personhood, power, strength, and resilience."--Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors


Holley Gerth
is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and licensed counselor. She imagines a world where we all become who we're created to be, use our strengths to serve, and grow for a lifetime. Holley cofounded the groundbreaking blogging community (in)courage and cohosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk. Find additional resources for introverts and connect with Holley at holleygerth.com.


Endorsements

"Holley Gerth is a deeply wise and trusted guide into what it means to thrive as an introvert. Holley is not only a true sage, but she also lives the truth, health, and wholeness of which she writes. An invitation to journey with her toward genuine growth and flourishing should not be missed. Practical, researched, and profoundly helpful, these pages will be a relief, an epiphany, a manifesto for any introvert."

Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

"Through her wisdom and insight, Holley Gerth has given us a powerful resource on how to see, develop, and champion the unique voice and gifts God has given introverts. If you are an introvert, are married to one, have kids who are introverts, or work with introverts--you don't want to miss this gift to us all. A masterful work emphasizing their personhood, power, strength, and resilience."

Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors

"As an introvert, I am profoundly grateful for this book. Understanding and embracing how God has made us is a liberating journey. If you are an introvert or love an introvert, this book could be a relational game changer."

Sheila Walsh, cohost of LIFE Today and bestselling author of Praying Women

"I am an extrovert surrounded by a family of introverts, so I was grateful to see this book. Introversion is often misunderstood and looked down on compared to extroversion. But introverts offer so much to their families and the world! In The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, Holley Gerth uses personal illustrations, stories of famous introverts, and a fascinating look at neuroscience to better explain and celebrate introverts. Whether you are an introvert who needs to find your power or someone like me who wants to better love and understand the introverts around you, you'll find this book invaluable."

Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only

"Very few people have the mix of compassion, boldness, and emotional intelligence to speak so powerfully to the hearts of introverts the way Holley does. Add to that her deep heart for God and his purposes, and you have a book that will lift your spirits, give you life, and restore the broken little places in your sense of purpose. If you're an introvert--and if you've ever felt invisible or insignificant just for being you--this is your new guidebook for being the very best version of yourself for all the people you love the most."

Brandon Cox, lead pastor of Grace Hills Church and editor of Pastors.com

"Holly has poured research, encouragement, and attentive care onto these pages so we can more clearly see life often overlooked in the introvert. I am an introvert. Through these pages, I became more visible and distinguishable--to myself! Let us understand how we've been created so we can fully surrender to the function of our beautiful design."

Lucretia Berry, PhD, educator, author, and creator of Brownicity: Many Hues, One Humanity

"As a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, author, and speaker, I can tell you that one of the biggest issues I see people facing is not feeling comfortable in their God-given 'skin.' Even more so for introverts, who often believe they are 'not enough' when compared to their extrovert counterparts. Holley Gerth's newest book is a much-needed resource. The Powerful Purpose of Introverts unpacks what introversion is, how it is manifested, and how we can celebrate the gifts introverts bring to a family, a project, or a gathering. If you are an introvert, Holley's book celebrates you and will help you celebrate your God-given strengths and purpose too. If you are an extrovert, this book will help you appreciate the unique giftings of the introverts in your life."

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, clinical neuropsychologist, international speaker, and author of Hope Prevails and Breaking Anxiety's Grip


The Author

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    Holley Gerth

    Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and speaker with a master of science degree in mental health. She cofounded (in)courage, a site that received almost one million views in its first six months, and cohosts the popular...

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