Bestselling author Holley Gerth feels like your best friend, your supportive sister, and your biggest cheerleader. She understands that you want to be a woman who looks life in the face and says, "You can't beat me." A woman who knows love is a risk and reaches out anyway. A woman who understands kindness takes real courage. Who doesn't fake it or try to hide her scars. Who fights to believe she is who God says she is and helps others do the same.
Strong, Brave, Loved offers 60 short devotions to empower you to be that kind of woman. It's simple, personal, and practical, with room for you to journal your own responses and reflections. With these concise and compassionate devotions, Holley leads you on a journey of discovery as you learn to live in freedom, hope, and holy courage.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing and Fiercehearted. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Connect with her at www.holleygerth.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
60 days of Christian empowerment. Author Holley Gerth’s 'Strong, Brave, Loved – Empowering Reminder of Who You Really Are' is a journey of encouragement for women. The 60 daily topics cover the struggles, bumps, and roadblocks that most women face in their daily lives. Each opens with a Scripture that relates to the topic and closes with encouragement to apply changes needed to the reader’s life. The few-page devotionals cover heartfelt situations and struggles that are relatable to anyone who's ever felt less than strong, brave, or loved. Emerge from reading Strong, Brave with the determination of a Warrior Princess. However, Ms. Gerth’s lessons teach us that our strength and bravery don’t come from our own initiative, but from our reliance on a solid relationship with God. With her easy and relatable writing style and topics, Ms. Gerth feels like the friend you’d love to have. This book is a follow-up to her prior book Fiercehearted. She shares tidbits from Fiercehearted at the end of each devotional. How this book affected me: As a book reviewer, I didn’t have the luxury of reading this book as intended, over the course of 60 days. I’m certain that spending the time to digest each topic and make a concerted effort to apply pertinent topics to my life would be worthwhile. Who would enjoy this book: Anyone who’s feeling less than strong, brave, or loved would benefit from this book. It would make a good gift for someone who’s going through a particularly tough time. Our Christian Book Reviews: The BOOK REVIEWS at Finding God Among Us focus on Christian books - adult and children, fiction and nonfiction. We're proud to be included in the Top 50 Christian Book Review Bloggers. I chose to read an ARC from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review is my honest opinion. I have given this book a rating of 4.5 stars on my blog, and rounded up to 5 stars when half stars are not allowed.
I have not read any other book that did more to encourage me in my daily life and my walk with the Lord than this one.! The cover is beautiful and enticing, but it’s the contents that spoke directly to my heart. The words spoke to the woman in me who needed to know that I am a strong woman of God, not to be defeated by any of the enemy’s darts that come against me. With sixty themed devotionals, Holley Gerth has reached out to each of us and confirmed the truth that God has already put into our hearts. We are “Strong, Brave and Loved.” At the end of each devotion is a time to reflect and to write how you are feeling about the truths you have encountered there. There are also quotations from the author’s previous book, FIERCEHEARTED. I think that this book is meant to be a companion to the other one, but I read it without reading the first one and was totally touched by the author’s honest tackling of real struggles in our lives. I did not identify with each part of the book, but I identified with enough of them that I can highly recommend this book to all Christian women, as a book to encourage and reflect on defeats, victories and how to continually be victorious. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from #Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
60 days of encouragement your heart deserves “If you ever get a little tired of life’s battles, this is for you.” What perfect timing for the release of this beautiful devotional. Spend just a few minutes each day soaking up God’s Word, and the author’s encouragement, and head into the Christmas season and new year feeling strong, brave and loved. I’ve just started this devotional and here’s a snippet from “Joy Guarding”, my favorite day so far. As a special-needs momma, my heart was eager to hear these words of encouragement: “We’ve all probably had well-meaning people say “just be joyful!”…As if the moment we decided to follow Jesus our lives would be cotton-candy happy forever, so we should just get with the program. But here’s the truth: Joy requires all-out war. Every day. For the rest of our lives.….“God is with us, for us, and on our side. He is even more committed to our victory than we are”. I love the journaling pages that are included in this devotional. It’s the perfect size book to carry in your purse or set on your bedside table. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to give copies away for Christmas. It would also be a sweet surprise for a friend any day of the year.
THIS BOOK IS BEAUTIFUL!!! The gold is just gorgeous with the red flowers. I know we shouldn't judge books by their cover but how can you not when it's that gorgeous. It's simple and feminine and just excellently designed. Then you open the book and the "devotionals" are so good too! Now I put devotionals in quotes because they're not full devotionals in my mind. They're more encouragement with a little scripture and a prayer thrown in with each passage. I don't know if I would type this book as a devotional. That said, I love the writing. It's encouraging. It's motivating. It's empowering. I love it. It's very practical, which is awesome. And it's relevant. The topics covered are ones women today are hit with from all sides. The questions at the end of each passage are great for reflection and processing where you can apply what you just read to your own life. I found many things I wanted to underline. Many moments where I found myself saying, "YES!" "I need this!" One of my favorite lines came in passage Sixteen. It says, "What we really need from each other is not a pared-down version of ourselves that's been polished and carefully presented. We need to be true to who we are, to show up as is, because that's the only way we actually feel less alone." I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's great. Pick it up and read it often. Your life will be better for it. I received a copy of this book from Revell. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own.