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Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be
Author: Emily Wilson Hussem
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: April 27, 2018
As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God?
Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.
"Sometimes even the smallest acts of living out faith require great bravery."
In Go Bravely, Wilson Hussem offers readers warm and friendly encouragement as she shares her experiences with other young women as their youth minister as well as her own struggles with insecurity, relationships, loving and forgiving herself, and living her faith. You’ll feel right at home as she challenges you to be a light in the world while simultaneously offering you easy-to-digest advice on your most pressing questions.
Fresh off figuring out who she is as a daughter of God, how to cultivate healthy friendships, how to save sex for marriage, and how to develop a prayer life, Wilson Hussem gives you advice about what she learned in the midst of becoming a young woman. Aware of the information overload that young people face today, she shares simple wisdom for bravely living your faith, such as:
- Always be kind to other women.
- Work hard at what you love.
- Recognize God's plan for your life.
- Remember that nobody is perfect.
- Cultivate authentic friendships.
These are basic ideas, Wilson Hussem says, but taking care of yourself and loving others are easy tenets of our faith to forget. A book that can be read in short snippets or in one sitting, Go Bravely offers you the encouragement and tools you need to live out your Christian faith with purpose and zeal.
"Honest, practical, and encouraging."
"In a world that often offers young women choices that steal joy and are based in fear, Go Bravely is a book that counteracts this culture of mediocrity and challenges young women to embrace a life of adventure and holy greatness. When wondering how to act bravely in life, Emily Wilson Hussem leaves readers with practical tools that give strength and bravery in facing their own challenges. Go Bravely is the most honest, practical, and encouraging book a young woman could read (and should read) today."
International speaker and author of The Other Side of Beauty
"In Go Bravely, Emily Wilson offers practical—and joyful—strategies for living as a Christian woman in today’s culture. Her inspirational witness and down-to-earth advice make this book a must-read for any young woman seeking to illuminate the world with the witness of their lives."
Author, speaker, and founder of The Chastity Project
"With authenticity and humility, Emily Wilson Hussem reminds us that we are never alone in our struggles. It's good to be told that you are beloved daughter of God; it's even better to be shown how to live out of that reality. Emily does this in the spirit of friendship, grasping hold of your hand, charting a new path, and offering encouragement each step of the way. While sharing the vision of where God wants you to be, Go Bravely reminds you over and over again that you are and will always be loved. If you long to pursue God with your whole heart, this book will help you move forward on that journey."
Author, speaker, and founder of Walking with Purpose
"Down-to-earth and practical."
"Go Bravely is a must-have book for young women. This down-to-earth and practical book is almost as good as having a cup of coffee with Emily herself! Through her personal stories, humor, and wisdom, you feel like she is walking with you and cheering you on so that you can be empowered to be the woman God created you to be."
Recording artist, worship leader, and speaker
"Go Bravely helps young women to navigate the often turbulent waters of our society. With ease and clarity, Go Bravely is able confirm each woman in her identity of being a daughter of God while at the same time giving the support to live out this identity in a world that desperately needs the witness of joyful, Catholic femininity."
Rev. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P.
Chaplain at the University of Virginia
"A beautiful adventure."
"Go Bravely is a beautiful adventure into the heart of what it means to live as a vibrant and joyful young woman. Through her honesty, wisdom, and wit, Emily invites the reader into a deeper encounter with Jesus and into what really matters in life. I highly recommend it!"
Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T.
Author of Loved As I Am