Brave Enough: Getting over our fears, flaws, and failures to live bold and free is Nicole Unice's latest book. The first thing that drew me to this book was its beautiful cover. It's extremely appealing and beautifully designed. The second thing that drew me to this book was its title and subject: Brave Enough. I tend to be the opposite of brave: I'm timid, shy, unassuming, and don't like to have attention drawn to myself. I'm always looking for ways to stretch myself a bit and get outside of the box, so I knew this would be a good book for me to read. The book description reads:
"Find the courage to be who you are―not who you wish you were.
Is fear holding you back from becoming your best self? Does it add stress to your day and keep you up at night? What could be different if you let go and started living brave today?
Bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough―for yourself, for God, for your tasks, and for your calling―right where He’s placed you. A brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard.
Nicole Unice, author of She’s Got Issues, wants that life to become a reality for you. She challenges you to get real about where you are right now―the places where you feel too scared to change, too tired to endure, or too worried to let go. Through personal stories and practical application, Nicole will lead you on a journey to harness all of your misspent doubts, concerns, and fears―and discover what God is saying about who you can be. Don’t miss the companion Brave Enough DVD Group Experience (UPC 031809201381)!"
What I really appreciated about Unice's book is that she acknowledges that not every person has to be the risk taker, the skydiver, the person in front of the crowd giving a speech. However, she gently calls and enables us to be brave ENOUGH to do the job God has called us to do and to live the life God wants us to live. A lot of times I feel too scared to step out and do things that I believe God wants me to do, and I definitely need a push sometimes. She challenges us in several different areas: Brave-Enough Women Get in the Race, Brave-Enough Women Embrace Spiritual Survival Skills, Brave-Enough Women Love Grace, Brave-Enough Women Give Grace, Brave-Enough Women Don't Fear a Fight, Brave-Enough Women Explore Their Territory, Brave-Enough Women Know Their Limits, and Our Daily Brave. I gleaned a lot of great information from this book. I especially liked how she used many real life experiences throughout the book to drive home the points. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a dose of godly courage.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.