Somehow lately I keep getting hard books for review.
I don’t mean that they are hard in that they are difficult to read, or extra long, or poorly executed, but that they are books you can’t simply read in one sitting. I keep getting books that demand my attention, my time, my thoughts, in big ways.
Brave Enough by Nicole Unice is one of those books.
Brave Enough is a book that asks you to look right into your heart and see what places in it are keeping you from the brave and full life Christ has for you. It pulls you into hard questions about how you face life, how you face anger and fear and conflict and even your very self. It dares you to find your purpose and chase it, but also frees you to live within the boundaries of being only you, and nothing more, and in every page it points you to the true source of a brave life: Christ.
This book was a bit intense at times, but in a good way that can really call you to address some very big things. I don’t recommend it if you don’t think you are ready to face any anger or pain you have at your core, but I dare you to try, because living a full, free, submitted to Christ life will be the greatest adventure you could ask for.
It’s not easy to stare at and acknowledge our shortcomings, to fully understand our need for grace. It’s hard to let go of anger, turn away from fear, and find the way of love. It will bring us way out of our comfort zones to pursue the calling God has on our lives, and it is humbling to then turn around and see the boundaries God has placed on us and accept them with grace.
Yeah, this one book goes over all of that. I told you it was a hard read. Hard, but good.
Are you ready to let go of what is keeping you from what God is asking you to do? Then consider picking this book up. He might just use it to change your life.
Joy Aletheia Stevens