Reviewed by Summer Jaeger White
Summer Reviews “Girl, Wash Your Face” (Part One)
Not a few of you have asked us about Rachel Hollis’s book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”. Admittedly, I have never read a “self-development” book, but since this baby is a New York Times bestseller and Hollis is currently sitting in the number one spot in Amazon’s Women’s Christian Living, Self-Help, and Religion and Spirituality sections, I am going to oblige. Perhaps I will finally learn how to help myself religiously. Or something.
Summer Reviews “Girl, Wash Your Face” (Part Two)
Last weekend I explained why I’m taking on this endeavor, and today I am happy to report that I have now read through chapter seven, and before we move on, I want to be really up front with you. There are certain things I believe about Jesus because the Bible says so; because the Bible says so, I believe they are not compromisable. I believe Jesus is supreme. I believe His wisdom is better than ours. I believe He is worthy of our worship. I believe that knowing Jesus is better than knowing anything in the world. Ultimately, we all live according to what we believe. Unfortunately, sometimes what we say we believe does not align with how we live those things out. And this is how we got Rachel Hollis on the bestseller list.
Final Thoughts on “Girl, Wash Your Face” (Part Three)
Sisters, we have to talk. There’s only one reason why self-professing Christian women are flocking to this book, and it’s because there are people out there who believe a Christ-less Christianity is possible. Rachel has not turned from her sins to find life in Christ. She has turned to therapy, to “self-love”, to self-deception, to never letting the patriarchy get her down. To getting a tattoo so her pastor-dad couldn’t make her feel “small” anymore. Her “solutions” are not solutions—they are coping mechanisms for hopeless people. The Christianity she claims to believe is an add-on, a prop. It has nothing to do with how she views herself, her marriage, her children, or her “god”.