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.
I found that Brave is the New Beautiful – was good. It helped me think in a different way.
One of the nice things is after each chapter there are question for you to reflect on and think about. In one Chapter the question was How do you define beauty? Can authentic living and cultural ideals of beauty overlap? What are some of the challenges a woman might confront when trying to be both authentically herself and physically beautiful?
How do you think you would answer the question above? To me beauty is so many things – it can be found in a person, in a kind act, in nature and I could go on.
Each chapter was interesting and made me grow. You can buy your own copy of Brave is the New Beautiful HERE.
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