Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to be the Real You is a book that, to me, gives a new look at what truly is beautiful. So many of us are focused on thinking that beauty is defined by expensive clothes, jewelry, trips to the nail and hair salons, staying thin and looking gorgeous on the outside. This book looks beyond the appearance into the beauty that is within everyone–waiting to be tapped and shared. Author Lee Wolfe Blum has beautifully chronicled stories in this book from ladies who’ve faced hardships and revealed to others that bravery is beautiful.
Each chapter focuses on a topic word like Hoping and Trusting. Each story is from real people and Lee’s own experiences with counseling as a mental health professional. At the end of each chapter, there are questions for the reader to reflect and examine themselves.
The general premise of this book is to be courageous in who we are as people. We all have fires to walk through. Our raw honesty, communication with others, and how we cope will provide hope and faith to others.
Readers will find stories about people who have struggled to fight and overcome tremendous life situations. Additionally, some of the stories are very raw and will draw you in emotionally. Others will make you laugh and smile and feel thankful.
Devotional-like, Brave is the New Beautiful is a book that you will enjoy if you love hearing about the testimonies of others. No doubt about it, you will be inspired by the stories documented here.
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