Monday, September 22, 2014

Booklookblogger Review: Let's All Be Brave By Annie F. Downs

I received this book free from Booklookblogger.com in return for an honest review.


This book is the first one I've read from author Annie F. Downs. It is one of those books that is so easy to read and relate to in some situations. It has a similar layout to a blog post style of writing. By that I mean there is a theme for every chapter but the mini stories and sections in each chapter are not chronological and tend to go back and forth at times. So I would suggest that you read each mini section afresh, like you are reading a new and exciting blog post. The overall book is about being brave when God may be calling on a different path than you are on. Being brave in the everyday moments. Being brave all the time. Annie (the author) make being brave seem tangible. She write this book it its simplest terms. Also, Annie works closely with college aged students and so she writes in such a way that everyone can relate and understand. If you are looking for deep insight into the call to bravery this book might not be what you are looking for. Though I would recommend reading it as a good basic book on bravery then dig deeper. It is one thing to read a book on such a topic as "Bravery" and one thing to apply and live it out. This book is also about faith and trust in God. I think everyone struggles with trust (I know I do) especially in God. But hearing Annie's testimony on where God has taken her because she trusted Him enough to let Him lead and to do His will (not her own) should be a  HUGE encouragement to you (I know it was for me).

Overall I would rate this book a 4 out of 5. I would recommend this book to you mainly for Annie's testimony woven throughout the book, You can totally read this book in one sitting because it is just an easy read. But I would recommend (if you do read this book) to keep a close eye on how Annie trusted God and was strengthened  and encouraged to be brave by Him.