Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Everyday Brave {Review}

What constitutes brave?  Is it the woman traveling the world on a mission trip?  Or the woman digging wells in Africa?  Could it be the mom facing single motherhood?  Or the best friend walking through cancer?  Perhaps it's all of the above.

In Everyday Brave, Janet Thompson explores what it means to be brave in today's society.  Though doubts and insecurities plague us, perhaps bravery is found in quiet trust.  Highlighting the stories of 50 women from the Bible, as well as 30 present day women, this book takes a closer look at true bravery.  These stories are meant to inspire confidence and courage in woman that they can conquer any circumstance with faith and bravery through the Lord.

I loved how this book highlighted some of the lesser known women of the Bible as well as the more commonly repeated acts of bravery.  Theses are ordinary, every day women, some even unnamed, faced seemingly impossible circumstances and yet persevered through their confidence, not in themselves, but in God.  It was this confidence and quiet faith that made them truly brave.  Along side their stories are the tales of present day bravery, many women who would not consider themselves brave, and yet live every day displaying a quiet trust and perseverance.  Thompson does a good job of interweaving the two and pulling out the everyday brave in the most common circumstance, proving that every woman has the potential to change the world for the Lord.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review.  All opinions are my own.

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