by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Nicole Unice’s book, Brave Enough, is about the courage we discover through a relationship with Jesus Christ as a result of God’s grace.
In the introduction to her book the author asks, What if learning to hang in there through the fear is the key to the life God planned for us? What if being brave enough to be honest, to name our fears, to face our failures, and to listen to ourselves well – what if those are the first steps toward growth, toward beauty and toward freedom?
Nicole Uncie suggests Brave Enough will introduce us to practical, everyday courage that sets us free. She states that no matter what we face today, God’s love, not our own ability or goodness, will be the source of our true bravery and strength.
With an introduction like that, I couldn’t wait to read what Nicole Uncie had to say.
Questions included at the end of each chapter are designed for further self-reflection.
I believe the last chapter of Brave Enough was Nicole’s finest chapter. In summarizing her book, she said, “Being brave enough in that moment was about realizing that I wasn’t alone. That God’s love is always with me, even when I’m sacred and can’t necessarily feel it. Of course, it doesn’t take pounding on a hotel room door to scare us. Scary takes all kinds of forms, from forgiveness to saying no to having truthful conversations … When we are truly loved, we can feel secure in the midst of scary circumstances.”
The take-away I received from Nicole Uncie’s book, Brave Enough, is this; God’s love for us gives the courage we need to face every situation that would cause us to fear.
I believe that is a promise each of us can hold onto.
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Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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