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Over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have read the book 100 Days To Brave and stories have poured in of how you, while reading the book, have changed your life and how God has changed your life. Hosted by Annie F. Downs, author of 100 Days To Brave, these are real life stories of courage from readers and friends who finished reading 100 Days To Brave and then did the brave thing.

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Over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have read the book 100 Days To Brave and stories have poured in of how you, while reading the book, have changed your life and how God has changed your life. Hosted by Annie F. Downs, author of 100 Days To Brave, these are real life stories of courage from readers and friends who finished reading 100 Days To Brave and then did the brave thing.

    Brave Is Finding Healing, Then Helping Others: Tawni Jacobson

    Brave Is Finding Healing, Then Helping Others: Tawni Jacobson

    Each of us shows our brave differently, as our previous nine guests have told us. To tie a bow on this series, we decided to take a look at a different kind of bravery: choosing to let God redeem the pain of your past so He can transform it into a springboard for helping others. Mental health therapist Tawni Jacobson shares how she overcome an adolescence filled with physical and mental health challenges, from Tourette’s syndrome to battling with medication side effects to struggling with her weight. But the most biggest boulder Tawni moved from of her path was learning to let go of bitterness toward others who didn’t know how to care for her as she needed. As Tawni reminds us, you don’t have to totally rewrite your story—God can help you learn to look at it through a new lens to find a healing perspective. And one day, you can hand that lens over to someone else.

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    • 16 min
    Brave Is Blooming Where You’re Planted: Laura Theobald

    Brave Is Blooming Where You’re Planted: Laura Theobald

    Sometimes being brave isn’t making a huge life change, or doing something wild and drastic. Sometimes being brave is hunkering down right where you are, in a certain place or phase, waiting it out, and making the most out of a situation you wouldn’t have picked for yourself. Soon-to-be law student Laura Theobald learned to give herself grace in the waiting. After losing her job and searching for next steps, navigating the uncertainty of unemployment, job applications, and interviews, Laura became determined to maximize the opportunity of a retail job she wouldn’t have chosen if her circumstances were a little different. Through that experience, she learned God had placed her there so that she could become the person she was designed to be, and she was able to chase after her dream of law school with renewed gusto. By mourning what she thought her life held, then looking at the opportunities that were in front of her and working to make her dreams happen, Laura was capital-B Brave in every sense of the word.

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    Take your brave further—get the 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal!

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    Share your own brave story! #100daystobrave #storiesfrom100daystobrave

    • 12 min
    Brave Is Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone: Nichole Dumas

    Brave Is Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone: Nichole Dumas

    It takes a whole lot of courage to leave the comfortable and the familiar behind, even if you know it’s in the pursuit of something greater. Nichole Dumas is joining the 100 Days to Brave Podcasts to share her wildly brave decision to leave behind the predictable, familiar world of teaching to step into full time ministry when God whispered, “Don’t get too comfortable.” Nichole is a children’s pastor and is part of a Greek life ministry on a college campus, and Jesus opened her eyes to realize that she needed to spend time with Him if she wanted to be used by Him. By brushing fear aside to pursue the hearts of those who don’t yet know God, Nichole chose a path for herself that filled her in ways she never thought possible.

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    Take your brave further—get the 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal!

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    Share your own brave story! #100daystobrave #storiesfrom100daystobrave

    • 16 min
    Brave Is Choosing to Take the First Step: Diana Corzine

    Brave Is Choosing to Take the First Step: Diana Corzine

    Being brave means finding the boldness within yourself to stare fear in the face—and walk past it. After college Diana Corzine found herself stuck in a job, knowing that she wasn’t passionate about what she was doing but being unsure of which direction to take. After deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail without much prior hiking experience, Diana shares how she prepared herself mentally, emotionally, and physically to tackle this demanding experience, and why her fear of regret was bigger than her fear of the trail.

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    Take your brave further—get the 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal!

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    Share your own brave story! #100daystobrave #storiesfrom100daystobrave

    • 20 min
    Brave Is Keeping Your Heart Open, Despite the Scars: Amber Fuentes

    Brave Is Keeping Your Heart Open, Despite the Scars: Amber Fuentes

    You know what takes more brave than we realize? Keeping our hearts open, especially when they’ve been scarred in the past. Amber Fuentes struggled with feeling like God wasn’t taking care of her. After dealing with an abusive situation early in life, Amber wrestled with fear and doubt around her worthiness in relationships. After working hard in therapy, Amber realized she was on the brink of missing out on the great love of her life. Pushing fear aside to pursue what she truly wanted—a loving partner to walk alongside—Amber stepped out in bravery, only to find her person and, after some struggles along the way, also discovered the woman God created her to be.

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    Take your brave further—get the 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal!

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    Share your own brave story! #100daystobrave #storiesfrom100daystobrave

    • 20 min
    Bravery is Saying “Yes” Again . . . and Again: Elisa Johnson

    Bravery is Saying “Yes” Again . . . and Again: Elisa Johnson

    There are times when “brave” is spelled with three small letters: Y-E-S. Saying yes to opportunities, yes to change, and yes to chasing your purpose can be one of the bravest things you’ll ever do. And here’s the kicker: in your brave life, you have to keep saying yes over and over and over again to experience what God has for you. Elisa Johnson made the brave choice to pack up her entire life and to move to Germany, where she knew approximately no one, so that she could serve Him. And by releasing control to God and sharing Him with teens at her newfound home at Black Forest Academy, Elisa is hoping to impact her students and leave a lasting legacy of bravery.

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    Take your brave further—get the 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal!

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    Share your own brave story! #100daystobrave #storiesfrom100daystobrave

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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87 Ratings

87 Ratings

ASHIRLEY1010 ,

Refreshing!

These stories of bravery were so encouraging for us all! Thank you Annie!

justkaty ,

Not for me

I don’t think I’m the right audience for a bunch of Christian women talking about “bravery.”

kat houck ,

Love Anything Annie Creates!

Love, love, love! Thank you!

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