Be Brave in the Scared is an uplifting account of human frailty (and stubbornness) surrendered to faith. It is a heart-rending story of how caring for my severely disabled daughter affected my self-image, marriage, family life, and faith.
Each chapter concludes with an invitation to write and a place for readers to express their thoughts and feelings. Lenaburg’s extraordinary story affirms that God’s redeeming love never fails and that he is there to help us through all of the challenges we encounter.
Here’s what people are saying:
“Anyone who knows Mary Lenaburg knows that she is a force. She is tender and fierce, vulnerable and brave, compassionate and wise, and she has poured all of those qualities into this book. If ever you’ve found yourself, amidst the challenges of life, struggling to breathe, find hope, or see the face of God, Be Brave in the Scared is for you.” —Hallie Lord, SiriusXM radio host and author of On the Other Side of Fear
Everyone should read this book. Mary is so funny and real and her words will break your heart open in the best possible way. Through her beautifully conveyed stories, she reminds us that pain will always be a part of living, but that love always wins.” —Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM radio host and author of Something Other than God
“Powerful, profound, and deeply moving, Mary Lenaburg’s first book offers readers a front-row seat on her family’s journey from brokenness, loss, and grief to healing, redemption, and joy. For anyone who has ever struggled with trusting God’s plan, Be Brave in the Scared will leave you feeling hopeful and encouraged in your faith. I couldn’t put it down; a must-read!” —Heather Renshaw, Catholic speaker and author
“Mary Lenaburg is much beloved for her warmth and her wit. She brings both to this book, tackling really tough topics with a clear-eyed look at sin and suffering. Mary shines hope and grace into the dark places, and she offers tangible support and encouragement to those who find themselves there. Readers of this book will turn and face their own hard challenges with a sense that they can, indeed, be both brave enough and strong enough to keep step with God.” —Elizabeth Foss, Founder of Take Up And Read and coauthor of Small Steps for Catholic Moms
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