Non-Fiction Books

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle Is Real
Getting Better at Life, Stronger in Faith, and

Free from the Stuff Keeping You Stuck

Nicole Unice

Life is hard to live and easy to speak. This is a statement that I have heard over and over. Reality is this is true. We struggle with everyday issues, sometimes those struggles end quickly and other times they last for a season. We all believe that life shouldn’t be this hard. Life should be easy.

When I picked up a copy of Nicole Unice’s new book The Struggle is Real, I knew this book was written with me in my mind. I am constantly saying, “The Struggle is Real.” Why? My life seems like it is a constant struggle to live. This book opens your eyes to see how you can turn from the victim mindset to the victor mindset.

Life is what you make out of it, your faith is as strong as you want it to be, and if we let go of the things that are keeping us stuck, we will be free. No our lives will not be perfect but it will be close. All it takes is to practice gratitude, make godly choices and live our lives with confidence and contentment. God needs to be our main focus, by choosing God first we will see things change. When we let go of things we can’t control, our lives will be more manageable. It all starts with change. We have to step back, be ready for a change and let go and let God.

If you are struggling this book is for you!!

I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Non-Fiction Books

Brave Enough

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Nicole Unice

About the Book:

Find the courage to be who you are―not who you wish you were.

Is fear holding you back from becoming your best self? Does it add stress to your day and keep you up at night? What could be different if you let go and started living brave today?

Bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough―for yourself, for God, for your tasks, and for your calling―right where He’s placed you. A brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard.

Nicole Unice, author of She’s Got Issues, wants that life to become a reality for you. She challenges you to get real about where you are right now―the places where you feel too scared to change, too tired to endure, or too worried to let go. Through personal stories and practical application, Nicole will lead you on a journey to harness all of your misspent doubts, concerns, and fears―and discover what God is saying about who you can be. Don’t miss the companion Brave Enough DVD Group Experience (UPC 031809201381)!

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Nicole Unice is a fresh voice for the next generation. Part bible teacher, part ministry leader, part busy mom-Nicole has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her “keeping it real” approach to ordering a life around God’s word. Her books speak to discovering the relevancy of God’s Word in everyday life.

Nicole’s invitations to speak have taken her across the country to conferences and women’s retreats, big and small. Her heart belongs to Hope Church, where she serves as ministry director, leading a full-time residency program called Praxis and supporting the mission and vision of Hope. You can catch her podcasting every Tuesday with senior pastor David Dwight, where they spend 15 minutes talking about “God’s truth and modern life” and laughing about all kinds of other things. David and Nicole have co-authored a new book called “Start Here: Beginning a Relationship with Jesus”, which releases in April 2014.

Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and her masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She loves creating a space for ministry and spiritual formation in the everyday rhythms of life with her awesome husband Dave, their three young children, and a mischievous puppy named Shep. Nicole is known for making friends in all corners of the world-especially via social media. So connect with her on her Facebook page or via Twitter-and hopefully face to face at one of her upcoming events.

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My Review:

Do you long to be someone your not? Is fear holding you back? I can answer yes to both of these questions. I have always been afraid to be the true me and I let that fear take over my life. Nicole Unice has written a great book called, Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free. This is truly a life saving book.

Nicole tells us that bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of our comfort zone, but being brave enough for you, for God, for our daily tasks and for our calling, right where He has placed us. Being confident in knowing we can be who God has called us to be. Living confidently and not trying so hard.

I know your probably saying, “it’s easier said than done” but in reality its just as easy if we want it to me. Nicole gives us personal stories and practical application to become Brave Enough.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with, well Life!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.