Book Review & Giveaway: Brave Beauty by Lynn Cowell

Book Review Children Faith Strength

For all the young girls who wish to be brave and feel they don’t have what it takes, Brave Beauty, is a hardcover book of 100 mini chapters to highlight just how brave you really are. Lynn Cowell takes her young reader on a biblical journey highlighting everyday situations where a girl can muster her bravery.

Appropriately subtitled, Finding the Fearless You, Cowell presents her readers with mini quizzes where girls answer short questions about themselves, mini journaling opportunities to work out getting to know themselves, and mini “Courageous Call” sections to pray out loud.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 30, “Gorgeous Jar.” Cowell writes about her daughter’s flowers and pots. Her daughter doesn’t keep up with the cleaning the pots or wanting newer ones. Cowell points out that the pot is not what is important. The contents of the pot are what matters.

This chapter reminded me of a beautiful Chinese folktale called The Cracked Pot. God always sees us for who we are on the inside and not what we can show of ourselves on the outside. We hold living water inside of us because of who He is.

Brave Beauty is a wonderful book to read with your daughters, granddaughters, or gift to a young girl needing to see the brave in herself.

I recommend this book to any young girl between the ages of 8 and 14 who want to draw nearer to Christ and find the bravery they so long to see within themselves. Because of how short the chapters are, they lend well to short attention spans while packing them full of wise, timely stories. You will even encounter biblical stories like that of Nicodemus to parallel the mini-chapters.

This is a great gift for a birthday, Christmas, middle school graduation or a young girl coming into her bravery!

Purchase Brave Beauty here (affiliate link).

Comment below if you’d like to enter into a drawing for a chance to win Brave Beauty.

Drawing will close on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at midnight. I will draw on Sunday morning and announce it on YouTube. Winner has 48 hours to reply or another name will be drawn.

*Thank you to the Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc. for allowing me to review this book and for providing a book for the giveaway this month. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blog About book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.Nicodemus.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Cover photo credit: Photo by Ariel Lustre on Unsplash

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