100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs

 "You were always meant to be brave." Annie Downs shares her own story and encourages readers to not let fear hold them back on her new book, 100 Days to Brave.

The introduction of 100 Days to Brave is a letter to the reader that starts with Dear friend. Downs shares how all of us reading the book probably feel like there is more to life than this. We all have a different "this" but we all need courage to go after our life's hopes and dreams to find our best life. Downs encourages readers to journal alongside this book for 100 days to find the journey God has for you. Downs says she wants to be the friend across the table from you to process and think through the road to your most courageous self.

While I have not gone through the book for 100 days yet, for the purposes of this review, I have read the readings. For each reading, Downs shares a Bible verse for the day, a short reading that offers a brief story or example relating to the verse, and then questions to journal or something to talk about as you apply the reading and choose to "Be Brave. " This book is beautiful with its glittery simple cover, ribbon page marker and thick, shiny pages. It is also one that could really make a difference as you read and apply the reading for 100 days. For someone making a transition or a difficult decision, or even facing old fears, 100 Days to Brave would be a great book to use to grow and reflect on how being brave looks in your life. Looking for Lovely and Let's All Be Brave were two of my favorite books. Downs' writing resonates with me so I felt uplifted and encouraged by this compilation of Downs' best-of writings and new readings on being brave. I highly recommend it to any woman.

I received this book from Booklook bloggers and Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for this book.


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