Brave Is the New Beautiful
A call to women to embrace real, vulnerable, and courageous living in a culture of perfection and surface beauty.
In a culture that bombards women with "thinspiration" messages and pressure to "do it all" while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are? Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are.
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
About the Author
Lee Wolfe Blum is an energetic and passionate speaker who loves to help women find hope in healing from perfectionism and addictions. She works as a mental health practitioner in the field of Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three boys.
As a woman, do you ever feel like your outward image will never measure up to societal standards? Society pushes images of super-model skinny and Barbie image perfection. The truth is that our beauty comes shining through from our hearts and souls. The Bible assures us that beauty "should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." (1 Peter 3:4) In Brave Is the New Beautiful, author Lee Wolfe Blum reaffirms the Bible's truths by sharing personal stories in short devotionals that will touch the reader's heart and impact her future as she builds a new and better self image: one rooted in God's Truth by knowing Whose she is and that to Him she is priceless. Each chapter ends with a short series of reflective questions that will help the reader delve deeper and apply the devotional points to her life. This is a book every woman should read, especially teen girls who are defining what being a woman looks like. Brave Is the New Beautiful will help every woman define her self-image in a new, healthy, God approved way.