Understanding the struggle of fighting insecurity and trying to live up to worldly expectations and pressure, beloved musician, YouTube sensation, wife, mother of three and author Kelsey Grimm is releasing her debut book “Over It: Forgetting Who You’re Expected to be and Becoming Who You Already Are” on Sept. 21 from Worthy Books.
In “Over It,” Grimm gets vulnerable and honest to share the message that women don’t have to ascribe to what outside influences like TikTok, Instagram and even the Church say they need to be or what they need to look like because who they are is already enough. Grimm wants readers to know that she is just like them – wearing multiple hats trying to barely hold it all together.
“The message is loud and clear – today’s culture tells us exactly what we’re supposed to be: what our bodies should look like, where our beauty and worth lie, our level of success based on what we can offer the world,” said Grimm. “My hope and prayer is that this book is a lifeline for women of all ages who’ve lost themselves trying to live up to the unrealistic expectations we’re faced with every day. It ultimately nearly cost me my own life.”
Through a raw and unfiltered telling of her journey as a sexual abuse survivor, a dark suicidal night on a bridge in Nashville and a life-saving phone call from her dad, Kelsey shares her astounding, redemptive story that depicts her crawling out of the confines of a life lived to please others.
“Over It” walks through topics covering the importance of not journeying through life alone, addressing the dangers of false expectations and understanding the significance in placing value in who we think we were created to be rather than who we are.
“Many of us have adopted a way to view God as someone wanting to catch us in trouble and not catch us with His love,” said Grimm. “We have owned something that God never said about us. In fact, it’s the opposite of what God has said about us. We’ve created entire traditions and customs in response to how we felt we were supposed to get into contact with God.”
Grimm is part of the popular duo Caleb + Kelsey with her husband Caleb. Generating a loyal following, Caleb + Kelsey have over 500 million video views on Facebook, approaching 5 million followers, eclipsing 65 million YouTube views and several #1 selling albums.
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