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Audacious

Disclaimer: I received Audacious c/o B&H Blogger/Lifeway Blogger Team

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I get giddy thinking about what book I’m going to bring with me when I go on a flight. Audacious by Beth Moore happened to be the lucky book on my most recent trip to Kansas City. I only had time to read two chapters on the way there and a couple more on my flight home this time around. I spent the majority of my flight there and back this time working on other projects, but nonetheless I love to read on airplanes.

So what’s the book all about?

The book is clearly about being audacious, but first it’s important to understand the author’s definition of audacious, which also strongly correlates with the dictionary definition of audacious.

audacious

  • intrepidly daring: adventurous
  • bold
  • marked by originality and verve

To audaciously love, we must to the very last atom in our DNA – believe that we are audaciously loved. Every single day Jesus pursues you and every single day Jesus fights valiantly for you and every single day Jesus wants you to know that you are loved beyond measure. If you knew all that he had in store for you not only after you kiss this life goodbye but here on this earth and now in this season you’d start living a bit more audaciously.

So what do you feel like He has in store for you? What is your God-given dream? What is your vision?

Here is Beth’s:

To see all women come to know and audaciously love Jesus Christ.

One of my favorite things about this book is that Beth makes a promise from the very beginning to keep the book short. It’s less than 180 pages. I don’t know about you, but half-way through a book sometimes I can’t wait to start the next book in my pile. This book didn’t make me antsy. This book didn’t make me want to not finish it. This book made me want to keep reading Beth’s God-given wisdom. So on that note I’m not going to spoil it for you, but I will share a couple of my favorite quotes like always with you.

Favorite Quotes from the Book:

  • Ask Me for it. Pray for it. Seek it with everything in you. And for the rest of your days.
  • We’re starting to sketch a picture of what audacity would vest look like wearing clothes. It’s not pale. It’s not pasty. It doesn’t look best in pastels. It’s bold.
  • God didn’t call us to control the Spirit. He called us to be controlled by the Spirit.
  • Don’t tell me you’re too scared. Don’t tell me you’re too busy. Get to it. Nobody but you can do what God is calling you to do.
  • Discipline can make us more Christlike but it cannot make us love Christ more. We will never love Him just because we need to. We will only love Him audaciously if we want to.

This book receives five out of five ruby red slippers.

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