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Learning to be brave is a trait we never seem to fully master. Whether we’re 6 and obsessed with Merida and the movie Brave, or we’re 56 and searching for mentors to lead us into this brand new season of life, bravery is something we’re all searching for. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for a little direction and a whole lot of courage!
When it comes to trying something new, enduring the grind of the everyday, or facing something you never imagined would come your way, life can be overwhelming and sometimes even scary. When we start to feel overwhelmed, or the scary things happen, we have to stop and ask ourselves, how do we live bravely? How do we learn to become a woman of courage when questions like, “How am I going to do this? Am I strong enough? Am I the only one who’s felt this anxious or scared? Can anyone help me figure all this out? Do I even have anyone to turn to to help me?” spin around and around in our heads?
This warm, honest, and encouraging devotional from (in)courage gives us stories of forty women from the Bible to turn to when we start to believe those lies. These are all women who lived courageously despite unusual, difficult, or even frightening circumstances. From women who were called to step into leadership roles, to women who had to rely on God’s daily provision for their needs, these heroes of the Bible show you exactly how to lean into the strength of the Lord when your own isn’t enough.
Women of Courage features forty brave women—some well-known (like Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, and Martha) and some lesser-known (such as Shiprah, Puah, Lois, and Eunice)—and is designed to walk with you through the hardest days and leave you with the courage you need to lead, to love, to trust, and to turn to God in every situation. The devotional is broken into ten parts, covering topics like beautiful brokenness, better together, daily grace, leadership, friendship, hope, hospitality, gratitude, second chances, and, last but not least, bravery. So no matter which area of life you need a little bravery or encouragement in, this devotional has you covered.
And if you’re looking to incorporate more Scripture into your day-to-day life, it’s not lacking in this devotional! Scripture is tied into your devotional time every day. Reading starts with a passage of Scripture, and then you dive into a woman’s story with detail and depth that illustrates exactly how much she was loved and cared for by God. It ends with an encouragement to apply the day’s lesson in your own life and a personal prayer that gets right to the heart of the matter and the heart of God.
Like most (in)courage products, this 40-day devotional is beautifully designed! Each day starts with a black and white photograph, and has fun, designed pages to keep your attention on the text, and the prayer is called out so you can’t miss it.
You will be inspired and moved closer to the God who gives you strength and courage by spending time with some incredible women in His Word.
Click here to grab your copy of Women of Courage!
Chaselynn Beard works with B&H Books and lives just outside of Nashville with her husband, John. She loves teaching group fitness classes at the YMCA, adding peppermint to her coffee all year long, living off of chips and salsa, and watching YouTube videos with her husband.