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Alia Joy is an author who believes the darkness is illuminated when we grasp each other's hand and walk into the night together. Her first book, Glorious Weakness, Discovering God In All We Lack, (Baker Publishing 2019) is a deeply personal exploration of what it means to be "poor in spirit." Alia Joy challenges our cultural proclivity to "pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps." while helping readers reclaim the ways God is good, even when life is anything but.

She writes poignantly about her life with bipolar disorder as well as grief, faith, marriage, poverty, race, embodiment, and keeping fluent in the language of hope.

Sushi is her love language and she balances her cynical idealism with humor and awkward pauses. She lives in Central
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“To believe that the experiences we have are valid, that the feelings and expressions of them are true and real and worthy of being listened to, is one of the greatest mercies we offer each other.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“Glory is revealed most clearly in desperation, dependance, and discomfort.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“There is a helplessness in poverty that precedes the move of God in our lives because we understand an aspect of grace that so many miss: we do nothing to earn it. When we understand this, all becomes grace.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“To believe that the experiences we have are valid, that the feelings and expressions of them are true and real and worthy of being listened to, is one of the greatest mercies we offer each other.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“There is a helplessness in poverty that precedes the move of God in our lives because we understand an aspect of grace that so many miss: we do nothing to earn it. When we understand this, all becomes grace.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“Jesus displaced himself that we might know him. This is incarnational ministry, and it's the life we're called to.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

“Glory is revealed most clearly in desperation, dependance, and discomfort.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

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