Saturday, May 6, 2017

BRAVE IS THE NEW BEAUTIFUL BY LEE WOLFE BLUM Author: Lee Wolfe Blum

BRAVE IS THE NEW BEAUTIFUL BY LEE WOLFE BLUM

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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 Thoughts:
This morning I was having a conversation with a woman at my church about how often we think of our own insecurities and yet others see things in us as our strengths. As women, we often compare ourselves to one another without realizing that we are doing it, which tears down our self-esteem. Upon further examining this discussion and going deeper we realized that their are so many things we love about each other and others, which are the very things and gifts that God has given us, but yet we have the most difficult time being vulnerable with the way we struggle with our stuff. I love "Brave in the New Beautiful" because this book challenges the reader to be raw and authentic. Through the book, Lee has story after story of women who appear perfect, but how deceptive that is when you hear their story, which is exactly what this gal and I were talking about at church. We always feel the need to look perfect, but when we are honest with one another, we are so thankful to know that we each struggle and how we must rely on a Savior. This book will help you to grow in so many areas of your life, especially if you struggle to be real and genuine with yourself and others. Not only that, but I love how she encourages us to share our story and how our story is important.  Lee Blum reminds me of Brene Brown in her style of writing and the way that who we are important, but more importantly I love that Lee helps us rely and lean into God. If you have been struggling to find peace with your story, I recommend reading this book. I give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complementary copy. My book has several highlights and this is a book that I will keep on the shelf and read again. 

Lee Wolfe Blum

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Lee Wolfe Blum is an energetic and passionate speaker who loves to help women find hope in healing from perfectionism and addictions. She works as a mental health practitioner in the field of Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three boys.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful review. I will look at the library.
Anna