“So here’s to whatever brings us to the point where we can no longer stay the same. Here’s to keeping the front door open. Here’s to doing the brave, hard thing.
Here’s to being fiercehearted.”
Fiercehearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely by Holley Gerth, p.21
I read this book in January and I loved it. Holley Gerth has a warm, yet succinct, storytelling style. Each three page chapter is just the right length for a touch of affirmation illustrated by a personal moment from the author’s life.
It is a collection of everyday stories told by a friendly, accessible voice about the stuff of worth, God showing up, what matters, the hard, the good, the in-between, and how all of it is growing our spiritual capacity to live well for us, and for our people, and for all the people around us.
“It means refusing to give in to the fear that you should always be doing more and instead continuing to faithfully, unglamorously do what matters most.” p173
This book is full of wise encouragement for living the lives God has called us to with less regard to what people think and more to kindness, love, faithfulness, ordinariness, and God’s version of who we are.
“I thought if I could just be successful enough, I would become someone else. But you can’t grow into someone new you can only grow into more of you.” p.31
We are free to live as ourselves, because not all lives look the same, nor should they. And we can be strong and brave and feel things deeply in a way that makes us move. And we really can move.
“I want to look at who I am, at all of me, and glimpse every cell and strand as a wonder and mystery, as part of God’s infinite, incomprehensible doing.” p115
This book is lovely, and if you like books of christian encouragement it could be good fit for you. :) I gave it a solid 5/5 stars.
Where do sense God asking you to be a little more fiercehearted? Does this look like a book you might enjoy? What have you read lately?
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(Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Also: This post contains affiliate links. Thanks!)