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.
Sadie Robertson catapulted into stardom as a young teenager, starring in the hit reality series on A&E, Duck Dynasty. At the age of just 17 years old, she landed first runner up on Season 18 of ABC’s Dancing with The Stars.
On a mission to empower her peers in the name of positivity, self-confidence, and a call to live original, Sadie Robertson designed and launched a motivational tour, called the Live Original Tour in 2016. It is rooted in passion, worship and encouragement, empowering this generation to boldly walk in the freedom of who they were created to be in Christ. In 2017, the tour visited 16 cities–14 of which were completely sold out, reaching over 20,000 people.
Sadie embodies the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Robertson family, and has carried her philosophy into multiple business ventures, including a prom dress line with Sherri Hill, school supplies for DaySpring, jewelry and home goods with Glory Haus. She has also partnered with Roma Boots, working alongside them in their mission to “give poverty the boot.” She also spends time every year traveling the world, serving those in need with One Squad—a group of young people that Sadie created with Help One Now, that seeks to engage her generation in social justice, by caring for children and orphans around the world. On top of all of this, Sadie runs an inspirational blog on her Live Original site, where she and some of her dearest friends share vulnerable, encouraging posts to help people fall more in love with Jesus. To date, the blog has reached over 1 million people in 195 countries.
Sadie is the New York Times best-selling 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 U.S. 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, and Goliath Must Fall.
Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a teen, setting and reaching goals is an important part of growing up. Whether you want to do well in school, get into a good college, make friends, excel in sports, or master the fine arts or music—you know you need to persevere in order to succeed. You’ve probably heard the term “grit” at school or from your parents, but what does it really mean?
Made popular by Angela Duckworth in her New York Times bestseller, the term “grit,” embodies all the characteristics that help people accomplish the things they want, such as self-control, tenacity, and the ability to fail well. Using the skills outlined in this book, you’ll develop both grit and a growth mind-set—a way of thinking that focuses on improvement and hard work in order to achieve any goal you set for yourself. You’ll learn how to make grit an everyday habit, turn disappointments into opportunities, embrace challenges, manage stress, and be the very best version of you that you can be.
Studies show that grit isn’t something you have to be born with—it can be taught and learned! This book will give you everything you need to get gritty, open your mind to all life’s possibilities, and succeed in everything you do.
Spend Time with Jesus, the Friend Who Is Always with You
Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children’s hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine.
Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him.
Adapted from ECPA Gold Medallion–winner Jesus Today®, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures. It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.
Spend time with Jesus today . . .
It’s never been easy to be a teen, but today’s world brings special challenges that require special skills. The good news is you can learn how to cope with all your stresses when you understand the power and freedom of setting healthy boundaries. You can experience God’s unconditional love and acceptance, and find the courage, confidence, and hope that will transform your teen years and become the foundation of your life for years to come.
When you discover how to begin setting boundaries, you’ll be joining thousands of readers of all ages who have benefited by Allison’s popular Setting Boundaries® series.