In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are?
Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are.
This book is heartbreakingly honest while portraying real women with real struggles. As I read each story, I thought of the ladies in my life who could benefit from reading them.
We all have a story with highs and lows. Our stories are neither good nor bad, just different. Concerning judging others, Blum mused, “I wonder how many God encounters I’ve missed because of my misguided judgments.” It’s sobering to think of how many times I have done the same.
Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you’re just coming out of one, or you’re getting ready to go into another one. The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort.… We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that’s not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ-likeness. – Pastor Rick Warren
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