Why we love to be liked and
how God calls us to more
Niceness. It keeps the peace, wins friends, gains influence, and serves our reputations well. It looks a lot like following Jesus, but it takes all the power and freedom out of our lives. In this eye-opening book, Sharon Hodde Miller shares her own battle with this false faith, confesses the bad fruit it produced in her life, and offers practical steps for cutting down the tree at its root.
Take a stand, take back your faith, and follow the Savior who was kind, gentle, compassionate, patient, and good, but never called us to be nice.
Identify the most common forms of nice faith, and how they manifest in your life
Stop being nice, and start practicing true kindness, honesty, courage, and joy
Develop a deeper, sturdier faith that can withstand life’s storms, and even flourish in the middle of them
“This book is challenging me and helping me discover a truer way to live authentically free. Sharon Hodde Miller is a refreshing voice full of Truth and wisdom.”
- Lysa TerKeurst
#1 New York Times Bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“As a leader and teacher who prized niceness, I’m shocked by the truth uncovered in Nice. It’s simple—but true—and completely profound. Niceness has trumped honesty and crept into pulpits, cubicles, and friendships, disguised as a Fruit of the Spirit. Sharon bravely prunes and removes the faux-virtue and pushes us to bear real fruit.”
- Bianca Juarez Olthoff
pastor, teacher, and best-selling author of Play With Fire
“This book will challenge you to the core to rise up and walk in godly conviction, step into hard conversations, and test the fruit of your lives. This book will give you the opportunity to bear rich, authentic, life giving fruit that lasts.”
- Andi Andrew
author, speaker, pastor, and founder of She is Free