I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar?
I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.
Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change everything.
Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?
Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together.
Positive. Happy. Enthusiastic. Bold. Real. Full of life.
These are just some of the words that describe television and media personality Sadie Robertson. Known for her commitment to Christ and love for people, Sadie is on a mission to reach her generation with a message of confidence in God, loving Jesus, caring for others, and making the most of the life they’ve been given.
In 2016, Sadie launched her Live Original Tour, a series of evenings characterized by fun, friendship, freedom, encouragement, and passionate worship, as well as a powerful message of hope from Sadie. In 2017, the tour traveled to 16 cities, with 14 sold-out dates, and reached an estimated 20,000 people.
Sadie’s entrepreneurial spirit and flair for fashion has led her to develop a line of prom dresses with designer Sherri Hill and new clothing for her Live Original brand.
Sadie is committed to making the world a better place and lives this commitment in various ways, including partnerships with World Vision, the World Food Program, and Help One Now and her relationship with Roma Boots, whose mission is to “Give poverty the boot!” Amid her busy life, she makes philanthropy a priority and takes time to personally minister to children and orphans around the world. She has been privileged to work in various nations, including the Dominican Republic, Somalia, Peru, Haiti, Uganda, Guatemala, and more to help inspire and create long-lasting, sustainable change.
Sadie also hosts the popular podcast WHOA That’s Good, which reached more than a million unique downloads after only 15 episodes. Her blog on LiveOriginal.com features encouraging, transparent, vulnerable messages from Sadie and her closest friends and is designed to inspire people to seek God wholeheartedly; live in love, joy, and peace; and make a difference in the world. To date, the blog has reached more than 2 million people in 195 countries.
Sadie is the New York Times bestselling author of Live Original. Her newest book, Live Fearless, released in February 2018.
Louie Giglio is pastor of Passion City Church and founder of the Passion Movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.
Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people at events across the US and around the world, uniting millions of students in worship, prayer, and justice.
In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife, Shelley, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, and the Passion Global Institute.
Louie is the author of The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, Goliath Must Fall, and Indescribable.
Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Beth Clark is a writer and publishing consultant who has collaborated on multiple award-winning books and New York Times bestsellers. She is based in Franklin, TN.
No matter where you are, God sees who you are and loves you faithfully. Through the story of Hosea and Gomer, God reaches out to you and says, "You are mine, and that makes you lovely. You matter and are never invisible to me."
But instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future.
In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.—Talent, Honesty, Insight, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life.
Through the advice and real-world examples laid out in these pages, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success.
You Have a Brain:Includes discussion questions at the back of the bookUnpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, Strong People Skills, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and GodIs written by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Teaches great life lessons for young men and womenIs the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations, and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups
· · Are you struggling to define who you are?
· · · Are you feeling discouraged, confused, and hopeless?
· Are you feeling lonely and empty?
· Have you suffered rejection and condemnation?
· Are you trapped in the wrong type of relationships?
· Are you struggling with anxiety and lack of purpose?
· Do you want to enjoy life completely, not just endure life?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, there is hope. You can make a change. You can triumph over what might be limiting you. You were not born to be unhappy or stuck but to excel in all areas of your life and feel fulfilled.
With Born to Excel you can learn to live a hopeful and meaningful life. Apart from the Word of God, Born to Excel may be the most important book you will ever read. You will learn you are not alone and that you can enjoy life to the max with God’s help!
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Christian teens long to please God, but peer pressure, school activities, and physical changes make godly qualities such as patience, kindness, and self-control hard to develop. The good news is that by focusing on God, girls can live the fruit of the Spirit. Then they'll be able to—put on a positive attitude dailyhave peace regardless of circumstancesexperience joy even during difficulties
Faithfulness and gentleness come as teens walk with Jesus and express His love to those around them.