Glorious Weakness

Discovering God in All We Lack

by Alia Joy (Author)Seth Haines (Foreword by)
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"The vulnerability and beauty found in these pages will leave you breathless."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts

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 she 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 us 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.

"In a culture that craves presence, and with hearts longing for hope in our darkest hours, Alia Joy is a voice in the wilderness that leads us back home. Her voice is one our generation needs. Her words offer an invitation we can't afford to miss."--Renee Swope, author of the international bestseller A Confident Heart; former radio cohost of Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee, Proverbs 31 Ministries

"Alia Joy writes straight from the heart, holding nothing back. You will quickly think of ten friends who need to read this book. Then you will realize the one who needs it most is you."--Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible

Alia Joy is a ragamuffin storyteller who has become a trusted voice in conversations around mental and physical illness, abuse, race, embodiment, poverty, and staying fluent in the language of hope. She weaves beauty through brokenness at and is regularly featured at (in)courage, Patheos, Grace Table, She Loves magazine, and The Mudroom. Alia lives in Oregon with her family, where she abides in both weakness and glory.


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Alia Joy is a speaker, writer, and ragamuffin who weaves beauty through even the most broken stories. Her raw vulnerability and unique perspective make her a trusted voice writing about mental and physical illness, abuse, race, body image, poverty, and hope. She lives in Oregon with her family, where weakness and glory converge daily.

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