Brave Is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You (David C. Cook, March 2017)
Our culture 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.
My opinion: This book was an amazing read, in a world pushes conformity and perfection this book talks about women who have chosen to put down their masks and embrace who they were meant to be, living authentically and fully. I loved how the author drew on her own personal experience as well as many women around her to add merit to the things she was saying. A perfect blend of sage wisdom and depth this book was an excellent read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.