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I am even more encouraged by her confession of how her past shapes her current sin and heart struggles and how she presses into a gospel centered community in those moments. It is a story about "Abuse", "Fashion design", "Alzheimer's, but most of all it is a story about the power of Love. This is basically the author’s testimony in how she lived a very immoral life for many years before getting serious about her Christianity. that was just a little story i thought id put in.

When we see our stories not as "obstacles to freedom, but rather as the key to unlocking it," a book like If You Only Knew becomes a MUST READ. Directed by David Snedeker. A quick, challenging read. Your struggles aren't a barrier to thriving, but an invitation to a life of joy & fullness. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

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Though I do believe in some destiny I also believe that we can make choices to direct what that destiny will be.

i LOVE the painful, awkward realness of these books, exploring all the intricacies of figuring out who you are. One of the most relatable books I have read in a while. Jamie’s prayer and hope is for God to use her words to encourage and show others that they are not alone, while constantly pointing them to.

This memoir, while simply written is of a woman growing up in the church who has failed, many times before she came to know Christ and struggled even after coming to know him, and about the freedom and fullness of grace experienced in confession and repentance. Very well written. A Caring Guy Is a Hot Guy.

Synopsis Zoe = Very likable protagonist. What if you knew all the moments of my past that I am not proud of?What if you really knew me, the messy parts that I’ve hoped to forget and worked hard to conceal?For so long, my greatest fear was what you might think of me if you only knew the whole story.

The book — while aimed more so at women readers — is about all those sordid mistakes you’ve made in the past, and how you might be able to come through them to a place of peace. How this little gem might not have ended up in my hands—or I should say, in my ears—if it wasn’t for the persistent little nudges Audible kept sending to remind me that my credits were building up. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract: Although the word “peace ” (Hb: shalom, Gk: eirene) appears over 500 times in scripture, thistheme and its implications has been overlooked in biblical theology. Also, the author spends the introduction and the whole first chapter building up to her story so that by the time you finally reach what she's been building up to (over 1/4 through the book) the story felt a little deflated. I decided there's no words that could rightfully express what happened on the inside of me while reading each page of Jamie's book.

Author Lori’s dogs, who suffered at the hands of human beings, reach out for one another and share the love of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. The conversational tone that is so prevalent in Christian women's books gets old to me over a whole book, and I would have probably enjoyed it more in blog posts.

Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.

So when I learned of her book "If You Only Knew", I was just as excited to get my hands on it. . Jamie is one of the most courageous women I know right now for not holding anything back and putting herself out there. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My history is not at all like Jamie Ivey's, but that didn't matter, as truth is truth no matter what and what she gives in this book is just that.

I know I certainly do. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. She says “me too” but follows it up with “Jesus is better”. Read it today. & is a super talented author too. And if beauty were inches, she'd go on for miles.

If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free.

I didn't ever expect anybody to relate to my story and then I read Jamie's and it was like she was retelling my story, one that I've been open to sharing but left some parts out. We hide the feelings we have about what we really want, really believe. A wonderful book for the woman who suffers from the shame of past sins about forgiveness and our new identity in Christ.

I think that this is one of the books were you need to read the whole series. . Find all the books, read about the author, and more. 2. This book is me. “The pages of this book are drenched with ‘me too’ tears, poured out over a so-far lifetime of failing and following, failing and following. Jamie’s prayer and hope is for God to use her words to encourage and show others that they are not alone, while constantly pointing them to Jesus. Her vulnerability and honesty about the lifestyle choices she made at a young age and the heartbreaking consequences that resulted, are so desperately needed. This book is compelling because of the author’s openness in telling her story; but also for her compassion for others that permeates the whole book. The writing isn't spectacular, but her goal in her writing as she states in the beginning is to tell her story as if you are both sitting at the table in her back yard. she said, "oh, it saw it. Also the book was about an average girl, Zoe, who was trying to become best friends with someone who she could talk about with anything. This book is a call to the church to have a renewed sense of compassion for those who are hurting because of sinful choices. I love following her on social media too. It is a story about "Abuse", "Fashion design", "Alzheimer's, but most of all it is a story about the power of Love. I love the simplicity of the writing style and the way that it perfectly captures that weird, confusing time middle school is for girls. We all sin. This is a truthful, gospel-centered memoir, that doesn't hit on the tired themes of "girl power" and "follow your dreams" or "woe is me, I'm so wounded" but tells a story with a purpose and goes back to Biblical truth throughout. Unlike many reviewers, I had no idea who Jamie Ivey was prior to receiving this book for review and had never listened to her podcast. Please try again. I feel almost guilty not rating it higher because I don't want to disparage the message of the book -- my issues with it were mainly stylistic. I bought this book in middle school and something about it resonated with me to the point that it's still one of my favorite reads.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She talks about the importance of having a fight club; friends that you can open up to and they will speak truth in your life, point you to Jesus and pray with you and for you. She is now a pastor’s wife which is pretty amazing. With Michael Guillod, Juliana Harkavy, Kayla Harrity, Chris Herren. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide.

For so long, my greatest fear was what you might think of me if you only knew the whole story. Christmas Peace for Busy Moms: 25 Days of Bible Study. | You will not regret it.

If you have read the book, you were told on nearly every DAMN PAGE! i really liked it though! Her voice makes me happy and her guests are always insightful and real too.

Look no further than this year's buzziest YA and middle-grade graphic... Tomboyish, 12-year-old Zoe is friends with everyone in seventh grade, even the boys. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. She teaches us that there is freedom in offering up our stories to be used for God’s glory. Unlike many reviewers, I had no idea who Jamie Ivey was prior to receiving this book for review and had never listened to her podcast.

| Moved from terror to acceptance, then to an unexpected spiritual journey through Heaven and Hell. God is in every word. I am even more encouraged by her confession of how her past shapes her current sin and heart struggles and how she presses into a gospel centered community in those. This is the story of Louise, a fashion designer that develops Alzheimer at an early age, presumably because she was abused when younger by her boyfriend.

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Too bad, but i really like it so much =).

Jamie's story shows how God was holding onto her through it all & how His truths will always set you free from the bondage of sin. We’d love your help. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Unable to add item to List. I have a soft spot in my heart for this series as I read it at the perfect age for the audience (I'm in my 30s now), but I do need to reread it. She also doesn’t try to give pointless “life hacks” and “advice “ disguised as biblical truth.

In any situation in life you will find delights and relaxations and pleasures if you are prepared to make light of your troubles and not let them distress you. Has positive messeges. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Jamie takes this call to be real and injects it with what it is often lacking—a consistent pointing to the truth in God’s Word, a naming of our sin, repentance, and looking to the finished work of Christ to cover our failures, both past and future. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, or learn from it as much as I did! As not much of a book nook I read this book not by force but at first i was very reluctant to start reading but in the end I really liked it It really reminded me of my friend at my old school because I was like Zoe and she was like CJ. Believing it's worth saying, believing vulnerability breeds vulnerability. Please try again. Reading through Jamie's story made me realize how much hiding we do in this world. Through her podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, she uses a raw and intimate approach to connect with her audience. What If You Knew all the moments of my past that I am not proud of?What if you really knew me, the messy parts that I’ve hoped to forget and worked hard to conceal? Circle of friends starting grade 7. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Day to day. My notes are informal and often contain quotes from the book as well as my own thoughts.

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She chose to go first, to share her story with us, regardless of what people might think, to proclaim the message that even though we sin and wrestle with consequences, JESUS IS BETTER!

His plan backfires when she … Humble honesty. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Her honesty & transparency were at times shocking, yet refreshing.

“If They Only Knew” is about the interesting world of the metaphysical and the author’s beliefs and personal experiences with it. Most talk only about struggles prior to becoming a Christian, selling a lie that once you follow Christ your life will be easy and struggle free. Terry Mcgonigal, The College of Information Sciences and Technology.

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