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Brave Enough to Be Broken

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I thought this book was really encouraging and I appreciated the author’s transparency! She had good practical and spiritual advice for women who have endured trauma.

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I was drawn to Toni's book after seeing her speak. Her energy, her joy, and her passion are evident in both her speaking and her writing. I believe this is a good memoir by Toni Collier. Toni talks about ways people can work through our brokenness and find healing through Jesus. Toni does not shy away from her past and her story as she pours into other women. A hopeful and uplifting memoir.

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It is so hard to be ok with not being ok. I felt what you were saying from the perspective of someone with disabilities. There are so many issues for so many different groups of people as you acknowledged in your book. Thank you for that.

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A good memoir by Toni Collier. She talks about ways through Jesus how we can work through our brokenness and find healing. Toni Collier doesn't shy away from her past and her story as she pours into other women. A good book about not shying away from brokenness, a road map to healing and hope, and walking in hope. A very hopeful book even if you don't feel terribly broken.

"The truth is that unhealed trauma will keep impacting us. We can't run from it. Our minds, hearts, and bodies weren't made for it, and so we are consciously and unconsciously clawing our ways to relief and refuge. Our bodies want freedom and true hope."

"If you are going to fight the Enemy, it won't require intellect; it will demand your kneeling."

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Such an inspiration for me at a challenging time in my life. I have added many tools to my workbox for life of hope in Jesus. There were many tears she'd and much pain expressed as I read and learnt

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I commend Toni for encouraging women to find hope, but the book felt like it a) sought to push her ministry organization and b) was somewhat half-baked... partially due to several typos and missing information/incomplete sentence. Two examples of many:

"I didn't resonate with anything it said. My first thought was, ." (pg 36)
"My good friend and pastor Sandra Stanley has a study called ." (pg 173)

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Trauma, abuse, and childhood wounds have broken me, and for the longest time, I was deeply ashamed of my brokenness.

I always felt under so much pressure to be perfect, to keep the peace, and to not rock the boat by speaking my truth.

I grew up being told that my brokenness discounted me from any sort of future, that no one would ever want someone like me, would never be able to love someone like me.

The pain threatened to overwhelm me on a daily basis. It still does.

Only now I know I am not alone, not the only one trying to simply breathe and make it through yet one more day.

This book was so hard for me to read, I saw myself in every page, every word. It was also essential. It has been pivotal for me, it has sparked something inside me which is no longer content to simply sleepwalk through life, to remain dormant until death.

The brokenness is still there, this isn’t a magic cure, but I shifted slightly. I’m ready now, to start really living, one step at a time.

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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Brave Enough to Be Broken
How to Embrace Your Pain and Discover Hope and Healing
by Toni Collier
Pub Date 01 Nov 2022
Nelson Books, Thomas Nelson

I am reviewing a copy of Brave Enough to Be Broken through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

We have been broken by abuse, childhood wounds, and toxic relationships have broken us. But there is no shame in brokenness. In fact, it’s in our brokenness where the healing power of Jesus comes to find us.

Brave Enough to Be Broken is a biblical road map you can use to heal from the pain, the shame, and the regrets that have tried to steal your joy, so you can rest in the unconditional love, healing, and hope of Jesus.

Brave Enough to Be Broken is written by Toni Collier, r, founder of the international women's ministry Broken Crayons Still Color, Brave Enough to Be Broken will show you how to bravely process your brokenness so that you can experience the fullness of God's restoration power.

We feel the pressure to be perfect, but what many of us really want is the freedom to be broken.

We long to hear that our brokenness doesn't discount us, and we want a way out of the pain that threatens to overwhelm us.    

Toni shares practical steps and biblical wisdom to help you stand in your brokenness and experience healing. No perfection required.  
You’ll learn how to overcome shame and other inner obstacles blocking you from healing.

Recognize the harmful effects of trauma and toxic relationships on your mental health.

Embrace your brokenness so you can help others do the same

Hear the voice of Jesus saying “you ARE worthy” when you don’t feel it

Accept the unconditional love of Jesus when you surrender your brokenness.

I give Brave Enough to Be Broken five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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