“FierceHearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely” by Holley Gerth challenges women to truly live, to love without restrictions. She comes alongside as a mentor sharing her personal stories of how each of us were created by God for a unique purpose.
A fierce hearted woman…looks life in the face and says, “You can’t beat me.” … [God] offers what she longs for most – for Him to tell her who she really is, to whisper in her ear that He has made her funny and wise and strong and brave.
I am learning that a fierce-hearted woman is one who takes steps to face some of her fears by stepping out in courage, to intentionally move beyond and be taken forward, to walk out her faith, and to abide in Him.
The whole book is awesome, and I have way too many favorite sections of the book to share with you here. The one section that stands out the most to me right now is when Holley talks about “FOMO” (fear of missing out). She says,
I have worried about what I might miss out on if I don’t hold on to everything. But I have never thought about the risk – the one that’s actually much more likely to happen – and that’s if I live that way, I will certainly miss out on at least some of what’s right in front of me.
I know that my email inbox, social media posts, and websites I visit “scream” DO NOT MISS OUT. Yet I came to a point a couple of months ago, where I realized that I was NOT MISSING OUT (or “NMO” as my mind calls it). I purposefully cut down my social media platforms to bare bones and became intentional on enjoying the here and now, especially those who God has put into my path. Because as Holley says,
I do not want to come to the end of my life and say, “I didn’t miss out on anything.” What I’m aiming to say is, “I missed out on exactly the right things.”
“FierceHearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely” is a book that encourages and challenges you and me, women of God, to be fierce-hearted women. There are times that Holley makes you laugh and other times, where you lean in to hear and ponder the Biblical truth. It is a book for women of all ages, and I personally can’t wait for my teenage daughter to read it, because Holley has become one of her favorite authors and mentors.
Girlfriends, you and I can become fierce-hearted women, who live fully and love bravely. How? Holley says it perfectly, “Stay close to the Maker; let the transforming come and do not be afraid of it.”
I highly recommend this book! I received a complimentary review copy by the publisher. This review is my honest opinion.
Learn more about “FierceHearted: Live Fully, Love Bravely” here: FIERCEHEARTED
Learn more about the author: Holley Gerth