go bravely – emily wilson hussem

Paperback, 160 pages
Expected publication: April 27th 2018 by Ave Maria Press
As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself andbe a faithful daughter of God?

Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.

“Sometimes even the smallest acts of living out faith require great bravery.”

In Go Bravely, Wilson Hussem offers readers warm and friendly encouragement as she shares her experiences with other young women as their youth minister as well as her own struggles with insecurity, relationships, loving and forgiving herself, and living her faith. You’ll feel right at home as she challenges you to be a light in the world while simultaneously offering you easy-to-digest advice on your most pressing questions.

Fresh off figuring out who she is as a daughter of God, how to cultivate healthy friendships, how to save sex for marriage, and how to develop a prayer life, Wilson Hussem gives you advice about what she learned in the midst of becoming a young woman. Aware of the information overload that young people face today, she shares simple wisdom for bravely living your faith, such as:
Always be kind to other women.
Work hard at what you love.
Recognize God’s plan for your life.
Remember that nobody is perfect.
Cultivate authentic friendships.
These are basic ideas, Wilson Hussem says, but taking care of yourself and loving others are easy tenets of our faith to forget. A book that can be read in short snippets or in one sitting, Go Bravely offers you the encouragement and tools you need to live out your Christian faith with purpose and zeal.

my thoughts:

i got my copy via netgalley

Even though I have a really feisty relationship with the catholic church and its dynamics they stand for and how christians make their faith a shield to protect themselves against others or just rebound the blame for their actions or indirect influences, such books as this gives me hope that not all of those who preach staying sober are drunkards.

I had bad experiences in my life no matter where ive lived with the churches. faith is something I consider with a pinch of salt. but this book did a good job staying borderline contemporary.

It is a mix of self-help, a tad bit traditional, and most of all girly autobiography of the author. I say this because she writes about her own experiences.

My absolute favorite section was the ; Honor those who love you most , it is something I can very easily stand by.
every section has its own meditation segment where you can take a minute to think and reflect on your own circumstances and it does fulfill in my opinion the role of a self-help book better than the step-by-step ones. because it is engaging your mind to think for yourself.

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