HarperCollins Publishing Releases
Beyond Being Good
by Katrina McCain
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
April 1, 2018
Former Fashion Model Pens Beyond Being Good
To Help Women Part Ways with Perfectionism
Charlotte, NC, April 10, 2018 – Former fashion model, Katrina McCain, who has been featured in national commercials, magazines, TV shows like One Tree Hill, Homeland and in The Hunger Games movie has traded it all in for a higher calling. McCain, who desires to encourage women of all backgrounds, has chronicled personal stories of triumph and defeat in Beyond Being Good: Seeking Christ’s Perfection for Our Imperfect Hearts. Her mission is to help women build a sense of self-worth, in Christ, and in their own identities. This emerging author offers readers a vibrant and transparent challenge to live above social acceptance and personal perfection. Published by HarperCollins Publishers and Elm Hill Publishing, the book’s message could be timely for women of all ages.
"I'ts not about being "good girls", it's about being loved by our good God!"
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health, feelings of unworthiness “has been associated with a number of psychological, physical, and social consequences .”
"The pressure of perfection- the "good girl" image- has caused a lot of damage in our Christian community. Women of all ages, from Junior High and into the work place deal with the stress of proving their worth to themselves, as well as to others. It's a burdon God never called us to carry", says McCain.
With poise and poignancy, Katrina McCain explores, through scripture, that Salvation and growth in Chrst is not contingent on one's personal attempts at perfection. In her first book, Beyond Being Good: Seeking Christ's Perfection for Our Imperfect Hearts,she shares many personal stories regarding her past mistakes, her current growth and the life experiences that led her to Jesus.
McCain commented, "I'm really excited to get my message out to women of all ages! I feel like there is a misconception that many of us have struggled with- that living for Jesus requires our immediate transformation and perfection. However, everything in scripture teaches the exact opposite. Salvation is about God's goodness, not our own. It's a journey with Jesus and He does the perfecting for us and in us."
She sees the book as a platform to encourage women from all backgrounds that Christ's love isn't based on their ability to be "good". Her desire is to spread this message on any church campus, college campus, women's group and young adult minsitry, giving hope to those who struggle and encouragement to any woman who has a desire to live her life for the Lord.
McCAin is resolute, "I'd love the opportunity to share through interviews, radio shows, book signings at local book stores and speaking oportunities to anyone who might be interested. I hope the book will help open doors for me to speak and share God’s love with others. I’d love to visit churches, women’s groups, bible studies, home book clubs, dorm rooms, coffee shops--anywhere there are women--that’s where I want to be.”