Great quote: "I want your new identity to become your new core narrative. I want your belief in yourself to be strong and impenetrable. I want you to succeed in your world-changing mission." (Page 124)
Book summary: "Before time began, you were imagined, planned, and created for a specific and unique purpose. There is something you were created to do and if you don’t do it, it will never be done. It is urgent that you find the courage to be and do all you were created for. Someone is waiting for you to be you. Have you ever contemplated your particular purpose - the reason you are on this planet? Have you intentionally pursued your true identity and attempted to fulfill your destiny? Do You Have The Courage To Be You? If you answered “No” to any of these questions, but want to answer “Yes,” then life coach, Jenny Williamson, will help you to do just that through the pages of this book."
"Do You Have The Courage To Be You? was the provocative question that changed the entire trajectory of Jenny’s life, and became the impetus used to propel her on a journey of discovering her water-walking, giant-slaying, history-making destiny. She prays it will do the same for you. As Jenny neared her fortieth birthday, she felt pitifully ordinary, was mired in mediocrity, and cloaked in comfort. She knew courage would be required for her to leave the known for the unknown."
"What does it mean to have the courage to be you? What thought patterns or belief systems keep you from being you? What challenges must be faced? How do you find your unique purpose? Within this powerful book, Jenny answers these questions, while transparently sharing her own story. Her journey led her to a vulnerable group of children - children who are being sold for sex - who needed a home and a family." (Book Cover)
My thoughts: Jenny Williamson is a woman with a passion. Her mission is for those traded in the sex trade. Three was a time, however, when Williamson knew nothing about the sex trade. She lived a quiet, comfortable suburban existence as a mom and wife. She knew her life's purpose was something more.
Do You Have the Courage To Be You? by Jenny Williamson is a look at her journey towards her God-given purpose in life. Williamson's path to her own personal courage is broken into two parts:
- Part One: Your Identity
- Part Two: Your Destiny
Each chapter also ends with "Key Chapter Concepts to Consider." These important summary points are open-ended questions which allow the reader to contemplate how the chapter relates to her own life.
I deeply admired Williamson own particular courage to tackle the sex trade problem in her own small corner of the world. Her work in Sacramento, California has led Williamson to all parts of the globe now, as she speaks and mentors others who wish to help people trap the sex trade.
My favorite part of the book was Williamson's path to her own passion. Despite her own personal convictions and ideas about her life, Williamson sought God's will for her life. She describes spending hours and hours walking and praying, while she waited for God to direct her path. Her Biblical approach to seeking God's path was inspiring and convicting to me.
While Williamson's passion is for the sex trade, this book is not specifically about her work terrible situation. This book explains the path she took to find her life's calling and the ways in which God has blessed her work.
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
- Pages: 256
- Year originally published: 2015
- Author: Jenny Williamson is the Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that builds homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking around the world. For her efforts and impact, she has received numerous awards. She resides in Northern California with her family.
Jenny was recently honored as a top 10 nominee in L'Oreal's Women of Worth campaign.
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