Bestselling author Jackie Hill Perry will be releasing her new book on August 17, 2021. Holier Than Thou is the much anticipated follow-up to Perry's #1 bestseller Gay Girl, Good God. In the new book, Perry suggests that the main reason why we don't trust God is because we misunderstand His holiness.
"To put it simply, I wanted to investigate how and why God's holiness is an incentive for faith," Perry revealed."The two scriptures that shaped my original thoughts were "What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me...? (Jeremiah 2:5) and "Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?" (John 8:46). In both the New and Old Testaments, God appeals to the purity of his nature for why he is worthy to be trusted. This book is an exploration of that truth."
In this new book, Perry walks us through Scripture, revealing to us what holiness really is. In the book, we will discover that God is not like us. He is different. He is holy. And that's exactly what makes Him trustworthy. As it turns out, God being "holier than thou" is actually the best news in the world, and it's the key to trusting Him."
"God's holiness helps us trust him because if he can't sin or do any wrong, then he can't sin against us. That very fact alone makes God infinitely trustworthy. But also because God is transcendent, existing independently from everything as the Creator and not a creature, he is totally free and flexible in his ability to save, hear, communicate, restore, engage, listen, etc. God is unlimited in his resources and eternal in his person. If there is anybody worth trusting, then, it's God."
Perry hopes that this new book will show us that God is as good as he says he is and as Christ has revealed him to be.
Perry is a writer, poet, and artist whose work has been featured in the Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and other publications. Since becoming a Christian in 2008, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden, Autumn, and Sage.