Liz and I are excited to review Annie Downs’ new book, Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Zondervan.
When I first opened it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I haven’t read any of Annie’s other two books, so I didn’t know her writing style at all. I was pleasantly surprised and this is certainly a book God wanted me to read – to help with my own issues and to minister to my daughters. And son too!
An extraordinary call to action for women…it’s Annie’s first book geared towards adults…but that insecure teen girl who lives inside all of us adult women who still struggle with self-esteem and confidence issues. It’s for us. Ahem.
A series of witty essays revolving around quirky themes, such as: soccer, Dale Murphy, missions, college, family, cereal. I feel like I’m sitting in a coffee shop or comfy living room chatting away about life. The “dialogue” strips away fears and helps encourage readers to live bravely, for God, for others…to step outside oneself and LIVE – fully and abundantly. Without fear.
I love how Annie speaks from her heart to mine. My daughter read the book too, in a matter of hours, and felt uplifted and encouraged. She’s thirteen, and going through those difficult and tumultuous times of feeling invincible and worthless, sometimes all at once. This is a great conversation-starting book.
This is a must-read for all young women. It’s an easy read, moving along quickly with short essays written in coffee shops around Nashville. And I love all the references to my native state of Georgia. Go Dale Murphy!
Annie F. Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.
Annie is the author of Let’s All Be Brave, a book for men and women about the power we each have to make a difference on this planet. She also has two books for teens: Perfectly Unique, a spiritual growth book for high school and college girls, and Speak Love, a challenge to women on how to use their words to make a difference in the world.
By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites those reading to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply. You can learn more about her books here.
While she loves writing- books, blogs, articles, thank-you notes- Annie also enjoys traveling around the world speaking to young women, college students, and adults.You can learn more about her speaking events here.
Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, glitter, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and football games.