Live Fully, Love Bravely
"Brilliant. Stunning. Winsome. I didn't want it to end!"--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
Every day we struggle to find more freedom, joy, and purpose. What if the solution isn't trying harder or being better but embracing the fiercehearted woman already inside us? A fiercehearted woman looks life in the face and says, "You can't beat me." She lives fully and loves bravely. She never gives in, never gives up, and never lets go. She dares to be who she is--imperfect and beloved.
In her most powerful and personal book yet, bestselling author, counselor, and life coach Holley Gerth empowers and encourages women not simply through "how to" but by life-changing, heart-freeing "me too." Join Holley on this journey to becoming a fiercehearted woman and discover what she did: the freedom and courage to embrace life, love, and faith to the fullest because your struggles can no longer hold you back.
"Fear can't catch what it can no longer reach. Fiercehearted will take you to new levels with the Lord as you learn to embrace the unique kind of bravery he has placed inside of you!"--Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Most of us berate ourselves for our weaknesses, yet Holley's book reminds us that--because of Christ--we're stronger than we think."--Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Your Powerful Prayers
"In her most vulnerable and powerful book yet, Holley Gerth lets us into the unsafe, unknown stories of her personal journey, where she is learning to love bravely, trust courageously, and live fully! I'm so grateful for the gift of this book."--Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart
Holley Gerth can often be found at a corner table in a coffee shop with a hot latte and her banged-up, beloved laptop. She's the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing and several other books, as well as a counselor and life coach. Until you can join Holley for your favorite coffee or tea, she'd love for you to hang out with her at www.holleygerth.com.
"Brilliant. Stunning. Winsome. This is a book you not only simply have to read but one you will want to return to again and again. I didn't want it to end--and now to begin living Fiercehearted!"
Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
"Fear can't catch what it can no longer reach. Fiercehearted will take you to new levels with the Lord as you learn to embrace the unique kind of bravery he has placed inside of you!"
Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"One of the things I love most about Holley is that she spends very little time in the shallows. She goes to the depths of things with God, with her friends, and with those who want to learn from her. This book is no different. Each story, every insight, reminds us we're not alone, we're loved, and we get to be works in progress. Most of us berate ourselves for our weaknesses, yet Holley's book reminds us that--because of Christ--we're stronger than we think. And though our trials are messy and our fears real, our God is with us, and he's making something out of us! Grab a cup of coffee and give yourself some time to truly ponder the wisdom on these pages. You're more Fiercehearted than you know."
Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Your Powerful Prayers
"This is Holley Gerth like you've never read her before. The coach and counselor are still there, but now we get to meet the warrior. Fearlessly, she opens up her childhood and her womanhood and invites us into the backstories that have shaped her. I've known Holley for nearly a decade, and this was like meeting her all over again. Her doubts and demons and her determination not to believe them. And to finally lay down who she thought she was supposed to be and receive the name God had intended for her--Fiercehearted. This book is for every woman, especially those who don't believe it yet."
Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Never Unfriended and community manager for (in)courage
"It is inevitable--we will fail and we will get hurt. We will feel afraid and we will be tempted to pull back and play it safe, but safe is nowhere near the life God calls us to! In her most vulnerable and powerful book yet, Holley Gerth lets us into the unsafe, unknown stories of her personal journey, where she is learning to love bravely, trust courageously, and live fully! Empowering us to be Fiercehearted in our relationships with ourselves and each other, Holley shows us how to become the women we long to be, the women God created us to be. I'm so grateful for the gift of this book, and my beautiful, brave friend Holley, who is courageously leading the way!"
Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart
"Fiercehearted is a call to arms to be our best--and most vulnerable--selves. Thank you, Holley Gerth, for writing these words. They are real and so are you."
Claire Diaz-Ortiz, author and speaker
"Let's say you're in the locker room with your coach before the second half of the most important game of your life. You don't know if you can go on, but the coach's words stir something so deep inside of you that you can't wait to run back onto the court. This book is that moment, and Holley is that coach. This is what we all need to hear before we step into the rest of our lives. Don't miss this phenomenal book; it's Holley's best yet."
Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol
"My favorite of Holley Gerth's books so far, Fiercehearted proves that fierce doesn't have to be intimidating, and gentle can also be brave. With the expertise of a counselor and the kindness of a friend, Holley offers permission we don't need but often wait for anyway--to be who we already are in Christ and truly live."
Emily P. Freeman, author of Simply Tuesday
"It's rare that I open a book and the words begin to change my life on page one. Fiercehearted did just that. This book is honest, raw, and stunningly beautiful. It captured not only my attention but also my heart."
Suzanne Eller, international speaker and author
"I didn't know how much I needed this book until I started reading it. Holley Gerth peels back facades and uncovers lies, unveiling the beautiful freedom God has for each one of us. It's time to be Fiercehearted!"
Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
"Holley Gerth's words captivated my heart from the very first sentence to the all-too-soon end. Fiercehearted will have you crying out about your struggles, 'Me too! I'm not the only one!' Through powerfully poignant storytelling, Holley invites you to turn your broken places into brave platforms of a fiercehearted woman who risks loving, believes the impossible, and lives courageously bold."
Sharon Jaynes, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, conference speaker, and author of Take Hold of the Faith You Long For
"Through Fiercehearted, Holley Gerth does what few authors do: she makes me feel at home with who I am. If you've ever felt like too much or not enough or you're in the middle of nothing special, Fiercehearted hand-delivers the fresh-air message that you're just right, right as you are. Holley's writing ushered me from fear-hearted to fiercehearted as it helped me lean into how God made me instead of how I think I should be. I will revisit this book's pages time and again."
Kristen Strong, author of Girl Meets Change
"In Fiercehearted, Holley transports us on an emotional journey by her side as she opens her heart, describing the personal relationship and strong daily focus she has with her best friend, Jesus. Her transparency and relatability throughout each story helps us realize we are on life's wonderful journey together. You will laugh and maybe even cry a little, but your faith will be strengthened with the realization that it is not perfection we each need as we persevere throughout our lives but a closeness and profound love for Jesus. Thank you, Holley, for sharing your heart through these wonderful and meaningful stories."
Peggy Horner, vice president of product development for Premier Manufacturing, Inc.
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