I loved Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free by Nicole Unice! When perfectionism becomes a dictator in everyday life, when failure rears its ugly head, when going with the flow is easiest, Nicole Unice calls women to be brave and make some movement.
I appreciate an author who isn’t afraid to quote others and one who uses real life examples. There are so many great quotes from this book but I can’t list them all so here’s just a few:
“Some would paraphrase the philosopher Plato as defining courage as the ability to persevere though all emotions.” (Loc 86)
“Maya Angelou once said, “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” (Loc 134)
“This is different, a courage that comes from outside of yourself but that changes you from inside your soul. This courage releases the vise grip of fear and gives you the energy and strength and heart you need to face whatever life’s got for you.” (Loc 177)
Ms. Unice talks about how being brave is an option. Adversity is going to happen to everyone at some point it’s what we do with our adversity that makes the difference. Choosing to allow God to take the adversity we face and let those journeying steps help us to be brave.
I thoroughly enjoyed Brave Enough. It’s like having a personal counselor walk you through the process and then become your cheerleader. It’s a great book for women of all ages with practical insight and advice. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Edelweiss and Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.