Wednesday, October 4, 2017
fierceHearted by Holley Gerth
Live fully, love bravely
"a fierce Hearted woman...
"looks life in the face and says, "You can't beat me."
"Knows love is risk but reaches out anyway.
"Understands kindness takes real courage.
"Makes gentle the new strong, small the new big, ordinary the new extraordinary.
"Chases Jesus with a tender, world-changing wildness."
And there's more. This book was good. It was written in a style I could hang on to. I think every chapter started with a little story or anecdote. The chapters were small, they were read in just a few minutes, but they pulled me in and made me want to keep reading. This is the first book I've read from Holley. I have a Bible study book of hers, but I haven't gone through it yet. I definitely will be on the lookout for more of her books.
It's not a book that says how wonderful you are, blah, blah, blah. Yes, it says that, but in the way that Jesus made you who you are. You are good in His eyes, now go live like that. It's a call to be authentic and to live fully and bravely with courage. "Let's make this our declaration: instead of trying to have it ALL TOGETHER, we will dare to do real, messy, imperfect life all together."
She talks about how we are called to be kind, not nice. Nice will just say what you want to hear to keep everything calm, kindness says what is best for everyone in a loving way. It's way harder to be kind than nice. That was a new thought to me. I hadn't thought about kindness in that way before.
I just really enjoyed this book and want to live as a braver, more courageous fierce hearted woman who embraces life, love and faith to the fullest.
I received this book from Revell Publishing. A positive review was not required.
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