Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs is a collection of narratives on bravery from Annie’s life experience. She shares her story, and reflects on the times she has been called to be brave. Sometimes she stepped up to the plate, and sometimes she missed it. This book focuses on recognizing opportunities to be brave on a daily basis. The best audience for this book is probably girls ranging from middle school to young adults. Let’s All Be Brave was different than I was expecting. I picked up this title hoping Annie had some deep Biblical insight on bravery, but this is not that book. However, once I adjusted my expectations, I enjoyed it. Annie’s language and tone are conversational, and her anecdotes made me laugh. Her writing style is casual: she is not afraid to start a sentence with the word like. Let’s All Be Brave is essentially Annie’s autobiography with the focus being her thoughts and opinions on bravery as she has seen it in her life. If you are looking for a book that feels like a conversation with an optimistic, peppy, small group leader, this is the book for you. If you are looking for a deep Bible study on bravery, this is not it. While Annie does reference several Bible stories that focus on bravery, it’s not deep or expository. However, you will be very happy with Let’s All Be Brave if you are looking for a friend, a cup of coffee, and a pep talk.
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