As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God? Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time. "Sometimes even the smallest acts of living out faith require great bravery." In Go Bravely, Wilson Hussem offers readers warm and friendly encouragement as she shares her experiences with other young women as their youth minister as well as her own struggles with insecurity, relationships, loving and forgiving herself, and living her faith. You’ll feel right at home as she challenges you to be a light in the world while simultaneously offering you easy-to-digest advice on your most pressing questions. Fresh off figuring out who she is as a daughter of God, how to cultivate healthy friendships, how to save sex for marriage, and how to develop a prayer life, Wilson Hussem gives you advice about what she learned in the midst of becoming a young woman. Aware of the information overload that young people face today, she shares simple wisdom for bravely living your faith, such as:
- Always be kind to other women.
- Work hard at what you love.
- Recognize God's plan for your life.
- Remember that nobody is perfect.
- Cultivate authentic friendships.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Emily Wilson Hussem is an international Catholic speaker, author, and musician who travels full-time to share her faith at numerous women’s conferences and with youth and young adults at events such as Life Teen and Steubenville conferences and at parishes, dioceses, and schools. The author of I Choose the Sky, she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State University. Wilson Hussem lives in Southern California with her husband, Daniël.
Table of Contents
1 Go Bravely 1
2 Remember Who You Are 7
3 Be Kind to Other Women 15
4 Depend on Him 23
5 Date with Purpose 29
6 Just Keep Swimming 35
7 Find Your Gaggle 41
8 Choose Chastity 47
9 Be Open to the Jump 57
10 Honor Those Who Love You Most 63
11 Give it All You've Got 69
12 Love Yourself 75
13 Clothe Yourself in Strength 81
14 Forgive and Forget 87
15 Keep Calm and Follow God 93
16 Exercise Your "No" Muscle 99
17 Love Your Body 105
18 Ignore the Haters 113
19 Radiate with Light 121
20 Live It Up 129
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I agree with several of the other reviewers...while this was a good book and encouraging women to be brave, I don't necessarily agree with the author's thoughts and ideas. There were some good thoughts, but the author also expressed some feelings that are unrealistic. Just because a woman is faithful and committed to living a Christian life...including marrying a Christian man, things happen. And marriages fall apart, children don't follow in the way they were raised, bad things just happen! That doesn't mean you are any less of a devoted Christian. So I don't know that I would highly recommend this book. I was a little disappointed because I was really excited about the possibility of reading a book that would encourage me as a woman. Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you to NetGalley and Ave Maria Press for a free e-arc in exchange for my honest review Go Bravely is broken up into chapters with each one showing a different part that we are all struggling with. At the end of each character is a Think Critically portion where Emily poses questions or affirmations for us to do or remember as we are finding our way in the world. Go Bravely is one of those books that I was skeptical of at first. But it turned out to be one that I absolutely loved. Emily talks about some of the big things that affect all of us that are young people in today’s society. From bullying to social media, body image and trying to figure out your place in the world. She does this by sharing her own stories and life experiences while also showing us how to live the best life we can to help others and to be kind. While this is a book of faith, its teaching can apply to everyone. Not just too young women, but to everyone. We live in a society that is constantly pushing us to do more and more while enjoying less and less. This book states, again and again, to live life through what you believe is correct while also making sure not to put anyone down if they don’t share your same beliefs of feelings on something. To me, this is something that is very important and has seemed to leave most peoples minds sadly. So much of this book really resounded with me and I know I will be reading it again in the future.
This book helped me a lot and I believe it will help others of faith to be brave in their life living for God. I enjoyed reading and applying all the “Take Action” sections. Those steps will help anyone to go out and “Take Action “ with their faith. And just the whole book itself will as well. Would I recommend to anyone? Yes, I most certainly would! If you’re looking for something to help give you support or uplift you, this book will. I thank #NetGalley and the publishers for the copy of #Go Bravely”for my honest review.