About the BookIn her second book, Jamie Ivey (beloved podcast host of The Happy Hour) helps women discover that making their mark on the world doesn't happen by mimicking someone else's life or calling, or even hustling hard enough to make it into greener grass, but instead by living faithfully right where they are.
Book SynopsisHave you ever felt held back from the abundant life God promises you? Do you ever look at the satisfaction and success in other people's lives, and wonder where yours is? In You Be You, beloved podcast host and author Jamie Ivey reveals that the abundant life you want is closer than you think. It's not over there in someone else's life. No. It's right here, right now, in your life as it already is--you just have to know how to take hold of it. And in this book, Jamie shows you how to:
"In You Be You, Jamie inspires us to be all God created us to be, and do all we've been purposed to do. In her down to earth, tell it like it is, transparent, and humorous way, Jamie dispels the lies many of us believe about ourselves and invites us to accept that who we are in Christ is exactly who we need to be in order to outwork his purposes in the world. I love this woman, and you will love this book."Christine Caine, founder A21 and Propel Women "Fresh. Encouraging. Inspiring. In You Be You, Jamie Ivey invites readers to readily raise their voice, accept their God-given uniqueness, and find freedom in who they're becoming regardless of what they're doing. No matter what stage of life you're in, I'm confident this resource will make embracing your God-given identity and the eternal weight of your calling a palpable reality." Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, and author of Not Forsaken "This book is an unhurried afternoon coffee date with a truth-telling friend who wants you to flourish. Jamie's honesty is refreshing and will point you to the God who has purpose for both your days and the giftings you possess." Ruth Chou Simons, artist, national speaker, and bestselling author of GraceLaced and Beholding and Becoming; founder of GraceLaced.com "Over the years, I've felt the sting of not measuring up. I've looked at others, wishing I had their spark, their ability, and their creativity. Looking around only made me less excited about what God put inside of me. I love that we have a good friend like Jamie who helps us recognize how our unique God-given talents were never meant to be buried under mounds of comparison. Instead they are to be recognized, celebrated, and used to bring God glory in the ways only we can. What a gift this book will be to your soul!" Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries "In You Be You, Jamie Ivey helps you discover yourself while echoing the biblical truth necessary in order to do so. She takes you through a three step process of finding, accepting, and becoming yourself. I would recommend this book for anyone who has lost touch with or never really discovered their true self!" Alena Pitts, actress in War Room and author of the Lena in the Spotlight series "An empowering, game-changing book on purpose, calling, and the unrivaled value of your unique story. Jamie is an emphatic cheerleader for women in all seasons of life all over the world. Through her raw and vulnerable story-telling, hilarious perspective, and refreshingly practical application of biblical truths, you'll finish this book with the realization that living boldly in your calling--exactly as God made you--is more accessible than you've ever imagined. Give this book to every woman you know, and let's witness callings activated all over the world." Hosanna Wong, author, spoken word artist, and international speaker "This book is so needed right now. In a world where we are desperately searching for direction and affirmation in all the wrong places, Jamie points us to the only One that matters. It's refreshingly honest and hopeful, and you'll find your shoulders relax as you read the truth in these pages. If you've ever felt like you lost yourself in life, read this book!" Christy Wright, #1 national bestselling author and host of The Christy Wright Show "The vulnerable way that Jamie invites us to journey with her to the realizations she's arrived at is both refreshing and intimately inspiring. I am so very grateful for her gentle voice that speaks truth to places where it's sometimes hard to hear, only to bring healing to any person willing to listen. Her words shine a light with humor and sincerity, and to anybody willing, can genuinely help You Be You."
Laurie Crouch, host of Better Together, Trinity Broadcasting Network
About the AuthorJamie Ivey is creator and host of the popular podcast The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, a central gathering place for talking about life and Jesus. Jamie told the raw, redemptive story that brought her to this place in her debut book, If You Only Knew. Now she's telling the story that keeps her going and frames her God-empowering message to women today. Jamie and her husband, Aaron, make their home for six, plus guests--come anytime!--in Austin, Texas.