Includes a children’s book giveaway
What does beautiful and brave really mean?
In an age when beauty seems to be revered more than ever, the saying that it’s only skin deep seems to be more true than ever. While the digital age pummels our vision with what seems to be beautiful and society promotes what appears to be brave, the truth is that only by seeking out what God says about these characteristics can we begin to understand their definitions.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid of them and don’t be frightened, because the Lord your God will go with you. He will not leave you or forget you. Deuteronomy 31:6
The need for me and my girlies to understand that beautiful doesn’t mean wearing the latest dress or the perfect hair style is critically important. Dresses are wonderful and hair- well, everyone needs a good hair day. Preferably more than once a week.
But I want my girls to see true beauty- the kind that goes beyond the skin and flows from the heart. Beauty is who we are. And it comes in all different forms.
Being brave means having the courage to take a step. Sometimes brave means “no.” It can be stepping back when the crowd is stepping forward. Sometimes brave means “yes.” It can mean stepping forward when everyone else is stepping back.
For the last 5 weeks, we’ve outlined Women in the Bible: Beautiful and Brave. We’ve reviewed the lives of Deborah, Hannah, Sarah, Ruth, and Mary. All of these women exhibited true beauty and each of them acted bravely on many occasions. From your suggestions in the introductory post, I wanted to provide the next 5 women in the Bible we will study for the series:
Week 6: Esther
Week 7: Miriam
Week 8: Rahab
Week 9: Jochabed
Week 10: The Woman at the Well
Can’t wait to explore the stories of these beautiful and brave women together over the next 5 Wednesdays!
And now I am so excited to share the news of this brand new Bible storybook celebrating great women of the Bible!
Brave Girls Bible Stories teaches children all the wonderful Bible stories of women and life lessons on growing character. Girls will learn Bible stories along five modern-day Brave Girls who are just like them! This books has the stories of 30 women in the Bible. To help you understand the value in this beautiful new Bible storybook, take a peek at this letter to parents from the awesome Tommy Nelson team:
If you have a daughter, you know that the deepest desire of any parent’s heart is to see
her happy, confident, and most importantly, deeply aware of God’s love for her. For her
to know how courageous and strong she can be, and that God has a plan to use her life for
Strong, confident girls and women are making a splash in pop culture. From Disney’s
Merida in Brave to Veronica Roth’s Katniss in The Hunger Games, girls are taking their
place as the heroes of the story, and rightfully so!
Women have been a crucial part of God’s story for generations, and the Bible is full of
brave girls whom God used to make a difference. Ephesians 3:20 tells us, “With God’s
power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of.
To Him be the glory!”
We are overjoyed to tell you about a new brand making its debut this September that we
hope will speak these truths to your daughters’ hearts, Tommy Nelson’s Brave Girls!
Brave Girls Bible Stories, the first book from the new brand, will help girls grow in their
knowledge of the Bible and in their faith. Your daughters will get to know our Brave
Girls – Hope, Gracie, Glory, Faith, and Honor – five modern-day friends – as they
journey through the Bible together.
The girls are each very different, but they all love Jesus and love each other. Readers will
find parts of themselves in each of the five Brave Girls as they share their strengths –from
sports to fashion – and struggles, including making new friends and working through
As the Brave Girls narrate, readers will learn such valuable truths from more than thirty
women in the Bible who dared to follow God.
The Tommy Nelson Team
I know you want a sneak peek! So here you go:
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I have two little brave girls who are super excited about this brand new book and guess what?
They want to give a copy of this book to one of you! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment answering the question below. One of my girls is going to randomly pick a winner on Saturday morning from the comments. And your question is:
Which woman of the Bible is your favorite character and why?
For more details on Brave Girls Bible Stories, click here:Brave Girls Bible Stories
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