I became a fan of Leeana Tankersley when I read her book Breathing Room. You can see my review here. Brazen is just as FANTABULOUS, if not better. My highlighter poised, I was whipping through this book. There’s so much great material…so many quotes you’ll want to remember. And it’s a book that will make you stop, reconsider, reevaluate and then, if you’re willing, make you RENEW the way you think.
My favorite part of this book is where she talks about Soul Bullies. The ones sent from the enemy to drag us through the mud and convince us through lies that we missed our calling, missed out on the things God had planned for us. Best of all, she talks about how to get rid of those bullies and move forward into the life where our purpose can have a powerful impact. Where we can exist, Brazen. She calls the Soul Bullies hope slayers, oh how I loved that.
Brazen is not a prosperity preaching message. Not at all. I personally detest that kind of thinking. Rather, it’s a wakeup call to stop moving robotically through life and be intentional. In this book, Leanna encourages the reader to create a Brazen board and to add things to the board after each chapter. Colors that are bold and audacious that free your brazen. Images that provide encouragement toward letting go of those unreasonable expectations. It’s a beautiful exercise and demonstration of the inward battle, with freedom birthing, even if you’re not the artsy crafty type. And if you’re not into that sort of thing, well, she still offers great exercises to encourage your inner brazen through the Reflection and Expression sections. There’s not a ton of questions to answer because there doesn’t need to be. One, maybe two simple thought-provoking queries to solidify that chapter.
Rarely does a book come along that has me so excited, I want everyone to read it…but this one is it. Brazen is a book I’ve already shared with friends. It’s a book that gives you more than peppy cheerleader talk. It gives you a chance to see your God given ability to be who He created you to be. I cried, I laughed and I dug in deep, killing the soul bullies. Leeana’s writing is transparent and deeply moving. She is truly gifted in sharing her message and speaking to the heart of a woman.
Brazen is tremendous. There’s so many words I could use to describe it but the most important thing I can say is that it goes beyond a five-star rating. Beyond a “great read”. It’s a book that I’m digesting like a scrumptious meal at a fancy restaurant where you savor every single bite.
I received this book from the author and Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion, which I’ve provided here.