Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

As a girl, Alia Joy came face to face with weakness, poverty, and loss in ways that made her doubt God was good. There were times when it felt as if God had abandoned her. What she didn't realize then was that God was always there, calling her to abandon herself.

In this deeply personal exploration of what it means to be "poor in spirit," Joy challenges our cultural proclivity to "pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps." She calls on readers to embrace true vulnerability and authenticity with God and with one another, showing how weakness does not disqualify us from inclusion in the kingdom of God--instead, it is our very invitation to enter in.

Anyone who has struggled with feeling inadequate, disillusioned, or just too broken will find hope. This message is an antidote to despair, helping readers reclaim the ways God is good, even when life is anything but.

Title:Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack
ISBN:9780801093340
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    Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack Reviews

  • Alia Joy

    This is the best book I've ever written....

  • Grace P.  Cho

    Alia is an expert writer, one who can weave beauty and truth together, and a witness of God's faithfulness through poverty and lack and weakness. She speaks from the inside, from a place of continued ...

  • Jennifer Holmes

    This book was all I hoped it would be. Alia's beautiful writing style combined with scriptural truths made for a lovely and helpful read. As someone who struggles with the desire to be self-sufficient...

  • Tasha Burgoyne

    This book is not only good (and good is a huge understatement), it’s needed. Alia’s prophetic storytelling, her tender voice, and her courage to share the truth with such vulnerability is irreplac...

  • Susie Finkbeiner

    The first time I read anything by Alia Joy I was absolutely shaken by the absolute beauty of her writing. She has a way of finding meaning in what so many others take for granted. Later I learned that...

  • Gina Dalfonzo

    So very powerful. There's no chirpiness, no holier-than-thou stuff, no jargon. Just gut-wrenching, deeply moving honesty and faith that has been honed in the fire. I am in awe of what Alia's been thro...

  • Nicole  Walters

    Alia Joy writes with lyrical prose and expert storytelling but what really captures you is her vulnerability and honesty. She tells the raw truth about pain and doubt in a rare way that doesn’t glos...

  • Emily P

    "Glorious Weakness" by Alia Joy is one that will stick with me. I highlighted such beautiful passages that there is no doubt I will return to her words over time. Alia shares her roller coaster of a l...

  • Deborah Flora

    Glorious Weakness leans into soulful lament, into our weariness, our need, our lack, and our weakness.Alia Joy has been gifted with words that flow from her pen onto the page, and invite us in to sit ...

  • Marvia Davidson

    Have you ever read a book that immediately read you, pricked your heart with wonder, and made you feel an abiding kindred of experience and heartache? That is what reading Alia Joy’s book was like f...