Find Your Brave
Courage to Stand Strong When the Waves Crash In
Jun 21, 2016 | 192 Pages
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About Find Your Brave
Have you ever found yourself in over your head, wondering how you would possibly get through with your faith and sanity intact?
It can happen any time. Life seems good and then—BOOM!—out of nowhere comes a storm that threatens to drown your hopes. Your storm might be a job loss, loneliness, a crumbling relationship, financial ruin, a serious illness, or the death of a loved one. Whatever it is, as the winds howl and the waves rage, you have a choice: will you cower in fear or will you rise to the challenge?
Cancer survivor Holly Wagner has endured her share of storms. In Find Your Brave she examines the dramatic shipwreck faced by the apostle Paul in Acts 27. There she uncovers profound truths that will guide you safely through life’s most difficult moments.
Through solid biblical teaching and relatable personal stories, Holly offers an uplifting, friendly voice in the midst of the gale-force winds and overpowering critical voices. She shows you how to anchor your trust in the God who remains faithful in every storm and in whose strength you can Find Your Brave.
“So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as He said.”
–Acts 27:25 (NLT)
The apostle Paul, held as a prisoner on a ship bound for Rome, encounters a fierce tempest on the Adriatic Sea. Chaos and calamity surround him as the crew frantically attempts to lighten the ship, undergird the vessel, and keep her afloat. Paul stands in their midst and makes a simple, yet course-altering statement: “Be of good cheer!”
In the middle of your storms,
are you able to declare the same?
In Find Your Brave GodChicks founder Holly Wagner combines insight found in Acts 27 with lessons learned from her very personal battles with cancer, betrayal, and turmoil to create the essential storm survival guide. Her words will encourage and empower you with practical tools to navigate life’s greatest storms, steady your heart against fear, and inspire you to rescue others as you make your way safely ashore.
Praise for Find Your Brave
“If you’ve lost the confidence and strength to endure the storms in your life, Find Your Brave is the empowering message your heart needs. With biblical wisdom and personal understanding, Holly will show you what it looks like to fight back against life’s disappointments in the only way that works—with the Lord’s help. I love this resource.”
—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“Holly Wagner mixes raw honesty and real wisdom as she helps us navigate the storms that come our way. As you turn the pages of Find Your Brave, not only will you learn and be inspired, but at times you will seriously laugh out loud. This book has the potential to be a game changer in the way we respond to the challenges we all face. Why not pick up one for friend?”
—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel
“I have known and loved Holly for more than twenty years. Her grasp of the Word of God and her ability to bring it to life is magnificent. She personally has navigated unchartered waters on a number of occasions and always comes through with testimony to the goodness and grace of God. Find Your Brave will inspire courage in your own walk.”
—Bobbie Houston, Hillsong Church, author of The Sisterhood
“I’ve always loved the insightful, practical, loving, and loyal way Holly approaches life. In this book, her honesty, mixed with wisdom coming from personal experiences and biblical teaching, encourages the reader to dig deeper and find your brave when walking through adversity. Holly not only reminds us who we are, but she walks alongside us with great encouragement and more often a sisterly push to keep moving forward!”
—Darlene Zschech, composer, worship leader, and author of Worship Changes Everything
“Holly Wagner is one of the most dynamic and faith-filled people we know. Her new book, Find Your Brave, will equip, encourage, and inspire you to take bold steps of faith and stand strong when life gets tough.”
—Craig and Amy Groeschel, authors of From This Day Forward
“Find Your Brave is more than a theory for Holly Wagner. She found her brave as she pioneered a church in Hollywood, journeyed through cancer, and battled with fear. This book positions you to forge through trials and come out radiant on the other side.”
—Lisa Bevere, Messenger International, best-selling author of Lioness Arising
“My darling friend Holly doesn’t write about finding your brave from the sidelines; she writes from the heart of the battle. Because she lives out her message daily, she helps us understand that we too can find our brave. Not only that, the journey is exhilarating, and when we do it together, we are stronger.”
—Sheila Walsh, author of The Longing in Me
“In a culture that sends women so many mixed messages about what bravery looks like, Holly has a written a clear, concise, and defining message of biblical bravery to women for generations to come. We know challenges will come to us all; none are exempt. In Find Your Brave, Holly masterfully maps the way to finding and sourcing inner strength in those trying times. Her humor sets you at ease while her words stir, inspire, and spur you on to a live a life filled with courage and faith.”
—Pastors Judah and Chelsea Smith, lead pastors of The City Church in Seattle, Washington
“In Find Your Brave, my good friend Holly Wagner empowers women to stand strong as an example to the world. She reminds us that it is in our strength that we find our purpose, and it is only through God that we find our strength. For any woman who has ever faced fear, this book is a must-read!”
—Lisa Young, Fellowship Church, coauthor of The Creative Marriage
“We all face dark and challenging times. In Find Your Brave, Holly Wagner will show you how to find the courage to rise up, press through your storm, and triumph on the other side.”
—Holly Furtick, wife of Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina
About Holly WagnerHolly Wagner is an author, international speaker, and the co-pastor of Oasis Church in Los Angeles, where she has served with her husband for more than 30 years. She is also the founder of GodChicks—an organization devoted to encouraging and equipping women around the globe. Her previous books include GodChicks, Awakened, Love Works, and WarriorChicks.
192 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Jun 21, 2016
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 12
Sneak PeekClick here to download chapter 1 of Find Your Brave The greatest strength is often discovered in moments of great peril. GodChicks founder Holly Wagner dares you to toss overboard the weight threatening to sink your life and drop anchor in the middle of the storm. Find Your Brave will give you a profound, new perspective on life’s most challenging storms.
A good book and perfect for anyone going through a difficult time. It's personal, well-organized, and helpful. The tone is real but inspirational. There are a few Bible passages at the end for encouragement as well. I found this book extremely beneficial and will be passing it on to a friend who is also weathering life's storms. Recommended. I received this book from Blogging for Books for an honest review.
This is the first thing I've read by Holley Wagner, but I doubt it will be the last! The subtitle of the book drew me in, as it is so easily relatable to most (if not all) of us. Holly writes through Acts 27, weaving together her own teaching, story-telling, and life experience. I appreciated how she slowly walked through Scripture, leaving the reader feeling like they have a much better understanding of how that Biblical story applies to...
Quite a few years back now, I went out to LA to see my good friend June and her daughter. While I was there, we attended a GodChicks conference which was awesome. The conference was held at Holly Wagner's church. So, when I saw that Holly had a book, I was definitely intrigued. One review I read that ended up convincing me to request this one said that Holly included a lot of personal stories. The reviewer was spot on and those stories in...
This book title caught my eye on Blogging for Books, so I hopped over to Amazon to read the sample using their "Look Inside" feature. Though I wasn't really in the mood to read another book drawing its meaning from the Bible, I was immediately taken by the author's humor, like this passage:"At first I was rather put off by Proverbs 31:15, the verse that challenges us to rise 'while it is yet night.' What? I don't think so. I sleep while it is...
This is a small book: personal, devotional, Christian, and for women. I am not a woman but had this book selected for me to review. Hilarious. The author, a mother, survivor of a California earthquake, and breast cancer, is not my immediate choice for a writer. My flavor in religious books tends to C.S. Lewis or Hugh Ross. Devotional readings I generally find derivative and pallid, telling me what I can glean from the scripture...