The greatest need of mankind is to love and be loved and feel worthwhile to self and others. And without being known, it's hard to love or truly be loved. I think that is why hearing peoples stories is so engaging. We have a built in desire to know others.
That is one reason I enjoyed Annie' book, Let's All Be Brave. It gave me a peek into how someone else thinks and experiences life. Annie, in a very down to earth and relatable way tells the story of God working in her life, moving her to take steps of faith to trust Him. And I've found the more you trust God, the more you trust God. And I believe it may also be true that the more you see others trust God, the more your willing to trust God.
Annie calls others to step out of the boat of comfort and trust Jesus. Just the reminder we continually need.
Here what others are saying:
This book was everything I hoped it would be. Reading these pages, Annie's voice sounds like courage and feels like friendship, offering hope and perspective for those of us who want to live free instead of scared.
"I am in love with the cover, but she doesn't walk a tight-rope over Nashville even once in this book. Instead, she speaks to the small corner in each of our souls where courage already lives, inviting us to access the bravery required to do regular, life-living things - make a new friend, go on a blind date, move to a new city, hold on to hope. I appreciate how Annie honors the courage it takes to do the regular things, but she also nudges me a little outside my introverted comfort zone. One of my biggest takeaways from this book is actually summed up in the title - Let's All Be Brave - because no one is brave alone." -Emily Freeman
"Funny. Smart. Beautiful. I loved this book. And I am thinking that everyone who reads this book wants Annie to be their best friend. I walked into this book with curiosity about one woman's story. But I walked out of it with far more. Annie makes me feel brave. And she makes me know -- for sure -- that bravery isn't about being fearless. It's about being *less controlled by my fear.* It's about doing the next thing, and the thing after that -- even if it scares you a little. It's about living life with everything we've got. And not fretting over those places where we think we lack. There's all kinds of freedom tucked between these covers. Just for you." -Jennifer Dukes Less
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has five kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 12 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook, twitter,pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.