Dear Friend of Insight for Living Ministries:
As our children grew up, I repeated the same three statements as often as I could:
- Know who you are . . .
- Like who you are . . .
- Be who you are . . .
My reason? To intercept the world's counterfeit messages.
If you're a woman, you know well the messages the world screams at you: "You have to be thin, beautiful, highly intelligent, and organized. You must keep an immaculate home, birth children, lose the baby weight, and raise those children as near-perfect, well-adjusted, socially-sharp adults." Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest drive it home all the more.
It's little wonder so many succumb to the Enemy's persuasive lie: You must be perfect to be loved.
There couldn't be a message more out of tune with the gospel! That's why Insight for Living Ministries has created Exquisitely Imperfect: Choosing Life Unfiltered—a collection of real-life stories, written by women, to highlight God's truth. Each chapter offers realistic principles and relieving promises from Scripture to assure readers that only one voice is ultimately worth heeding: the voice of our Creator, who accepts us as we are because He specifically designed and made each one of us. Remember what the psalmist wrote?
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
Around the world, people are desperate to hear the truth that brings security and confidence: YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made!
At Insight for Living Ministries, we've been proclaiming that life-changing truth for 37 years. To keep doing that, we really need your financial support. Will you help this month? Your gift will provide real hope and new perspective to someone who feels like a failure today.
When you send your gift, please remember to request your copy of Exquisitely Imperfect. If you've already given as a Monthly Companion, please call 1-800-246-2420 to request your copy of this special book. It will help you know who you are, like who you are, and be who you are.
With enormous gratitude for you,
Charles R. Swindoll