About the Book
Annie F. Downs admits she's not exactly the bravest girl in the world. She still cries sometimes when she leaves her parents' home in Georgia, she's never jumped out of a plane, and she only rides roller coasters to impress boys. But Annie knows that courage resides inside each and every one of us, and she's on a mission to triumph over her own fears while encouraging the reader to do the same. As a single young woman, writer, speaker, and blogger, Annie Downs shares her journey toward bravery with honesty and humor. Using wonderful stories from her own life, contemporary real-life examples, and fascinating historical and biblical references, Annie encourages readers to grab hold of the brave life that they desperately desire. How often does fear hold us back from the very things we most want to taste, touch, and experience? The call to be brave isn't just for one person---it's for everyone. Let's All Be Brave is more than a book, it's a battle cry. Annie challenges us to live boldly, she calls us to step into those places that require courage, and she gives us the help to take the next step forward---even when it's scary. This non-fiction, essay-driven book opens the door to many different views of courage---nudging, encouraging, and inspiring readers to be brave whenever given the chance. (Goodreads)
I suppose I had pretty high expectations for this book. The title is exciting-Let's be brave!! Yes! Well, while this book is good, it wasn't very thought provoking for me. The overall book is Annie's story about moving and traveling and living according to what she thought God wanted. The way the book is set up makes it a bit confusing to read. Times kept going back and forth and it's really not easy to read when there is a lot of jumping around. I do like how she writes, just not the organization of everything. I think my favorite part of this entire book is how she decides she needs to move to Nashville. She sits down and starts writing because she knows that something is off. Annie can feel that God wants her to do something but she isn't sure what, so she just starts listing things off one by one. Eventually she writes something that comes out of nowhere but she realizes it's what she needs to do.
I struggle with this and I like how she acted brave because her decision didn't make sense but it was what she had to do.
This is a good book about Annie and if you need a push to be brave I would pick it up.
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