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Brave Love

Making Space for You to Be You
Narrated by: Lisa Leonard
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Women today feel pressure to be the best wife, mom, and professional possible - often at the expense of their own identity. But what if you could experience deep peace - knowing you are loved right now, just as you are? In Brave Love, the founder of the multi-million-dollar company Lisa Leonard Designs inspires women to find themselves again amidst the noise and competing demands of real life. 

Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don't have to try harder or be better. You don't have to prove yourself and you don't have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace and more joy. Most importantly, you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better. 

Lisa Leonard shares her story of finding truth and wholeness in the midst of life's competing demands. When she said her marriage vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all. 

Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and businesswoman took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn't working. She wanted to change things, but how? Everyone depended on her. So she kept going, kept pushing, kept trying to prove she could do it all. Until one evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that she could no longer be everything to everyone. Somewhere along the way, she had lost herself. 

In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of losing - and finding - her own voice in the clamor of family, career, and internal pressure to prove herself.

©2019 Lisa Leonard (P)2019 Zondervan

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Real and honest. It took bravery to write this.

Much like Lisa, I struggle with loving me and fighting for me. I love how raw, honest, and vulnerable Lisa was throughout the entire book. Her heart was most certainly poured out on each page. I’ve read other books where the author preaches God’s love for them, but never gets into the real reason they found themselves needing to find that love. Lisa left no stone unturned and no question unanswered. She shares her life story in such a smooth flowing way that makes it difficult to put the book down. There were many times that I couldn’t believe she was writing things I’ve felt in very similar situations. You know when you meet someone and while getting to know them you say: “Same!” or “Me too!” and become instant besties? Well, that happens a lot in this book. Lisa is now a best friend I’ve never met. If she wrote 100 more pages, I would’ve kept reading.

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Loved the ending

As a fellow special needs mom I wanted to really love the whole book. However, there were many times it seemed she was writing to hit a certain word count. It also was a trigger as it brought back memories of things I did not want to relive. I stuck with it to find the silver lining. The last few chapters were good.

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Brave me....

This book is amazing I am going to purchase the hard copy so I can go back and read her amazing poems. Laura is truly a brave person with so much love to share. Listening to her made me better about myself and that is what my life needed right now. Life and marriage are work and if she can get thru it I can too. ❤️

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Deeply moving and inspiring

I felt the message in this book like parts were written just for me. Thank you, Lisa...I can't wait to create space for me to become me. <3

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Honest, brave sharing

I loved how honestly Lisa dealt with her struggles. She doesn’t over do either the good or hard. She holds the tender balance of being a broken woman and beautiful woman. Not sugarcoating that both are always present. I highly recommend this book/audible.

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Brave Love

I loved the poems, the honesty and truth of each word.
I love how the Author expressed herself on each situation as if we were experiencing it with her.
Very easy reading the book and listening to Audible.

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A Deep Perspective on Balancing it All

I was moved by Lisa's emotional journey through parenting, though perhaps more so, her raw honesty throughout love and marriage.

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so much yes

loved this book! I can relate with so many areas of her life & things that have happened in mine. great read

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Touched my Heart

This book has touch my heart! I can relate so much with pushing my own feelings aside. With trying to be perfect. With trying to control the outside so I don't have to face the inside. Thank you for pouring out your heart it has touched mine.❤

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So Many Truths

What a great book for any woman to read. Although we may not have faced all the struggles she faced her message has something for every woman, Mom, and wife. I gathered a lot of great thoughts and prayers from this book. A must read!