LIVE FULLY, LOVE BRAVELY
(c) Holley Gerth
Ellen Graf-Martin introduced me to Holley Gerth’s writing. It was for my first #EllensPicks book review and Holley’s previously released, You’re Already Amazing; Life Growth Guide. I really enjoyed that book and have loved fierceHEARTED so much that I ended up doing two facebook live videos that mentioned it…and now this post.
LIVE FULLY, LOVE BRAVELY
Holley gave this book the sub-title of LIVE FULLY, LOVE BRAVELY. Holley shares so much about her life with us in the book. There are stories from all stages of her life and a few written from events as she wrote the book. By her writing, Holley lets us into the journey of her learning to live fully and love bravely, that lead to becoming a fierceHEARTED woman of God.
When you get to the end of the book you realize that this journey of becoming is really never over, but don’t worry, that’s not a bad thing! We’re all just in the middle of what God is preparing us to do next, preparing for who He wants us to become. The second Facebook Live video I did mentioning fierceHEARTED was based on my devotion called ARE YOU IN THE MIDDLE?. It resonates with this quote from page 184.
we are all still in
the middle of the
MESSY, BEAUTIFUL WORK
I love the way Holley so playfully recounts the stories of her life. The chapter titles will let you in on the fun she must have had writing this book. Here’s a few to pique your interest:
Bone in the Chicken
Shake the Jar
Flops and Rafters
Room for Knobs
Emotional Duct Tape
Ok, I’m sure you get the picture. The chapters are lighthearted stories that make a point and leave you thinking, “How’d she do that?” Holley weaves the challenges, triumphs and middle ground of her life into this book and invites us to share our lives with others as she so openly has. No more trying to act like we’ve got this thing called life all figured out, but instead being open and honest, sharing the journey to becoming fierceHEARTED together.
“Let’s make this
instead of trying to
have it ALL TOGETHER,
we will dare to do
real, messy, imperfect
life all together.”
I hope you enjoyed my #EllensPicks #paperbackpic review. I received a copy of this unpublished manuscript from Revell Books in hopes that I would post a review. The opinions expressed are my own and true from my heart.
Be Blessed and Refreshed,
In case you’re wondering, here’s a link to the first Facebook Live Post where I mention fierceHEARTED
Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women thorugh her popular blog and books. If you’re a blogger, join me as I share my blog posts on Holley’s site every Wednesday morning for her #coffeeforyourheart linkup. Holley’s also the cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South.
- Gerth, Holley. fierceHEARTED: LIVE FULLY, LOVE BRAVELY. (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell; a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2017), 184.
- Ibid, 126.
YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
MONDAY Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis, #SoulSurvival – Donna Riedland
TUESDAY Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community – Barbara Bradford Ottinger
FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell ELLEN’S PICKS– Ellen Graf-Martin