Item description for Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon by Sharon A. Hersh...
Overview The author explains to women that their deepest longings for extraordinary relationships are a gift from God that can enrich all their relationships and give them the courage to love with abandon.
Publishers Description For Every Woman Who Wants More from Her Relationships
Within every woman is the desire for extraordinary relationships. We crave intimacy and interconnectedness, companionship and camaraderie. Yet most of us eventually begin to wonder if we want too much. As heartbreak and disappointment take their toll, we become convinced that our desire for deep connection is our downfall. Not understanding that a woman's longings are her strength, we bury or ignore this God-given compass and lose our way.
Yet the desire to connect persists. We make cookies for a new family in the neighborhood, send a note of encouragement to someone at church, plan date nights with our spouse, call a friend after a bad day at work to tell her every detail because we know she cares.
And still we long for more.
What is behind this yearning? Is it healthy? Is it normal? Does it have a purpose? Yes, says author and licensed professional counselor Sharon Hersh--and in Bravehearts, she'll teach how your deepest longings can lead you to rich relationships and give you the courage to love with abandon. Sharon Hersh is a licensed professional counselor and has also written, Mom, I Feel Fat! Becoming Your Daughter's Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats. Sharon is also the Director of Women's Recovery & Renewal, a retreat ministry for struggling women and their caregivers. She lives with her family in the Denver, Colorado area.
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More About Sharon A. Hersh
Sharon Hersh is a licensed professional counselor and has also written, "Mom, I Feel Fat! Becoming Your Daughter's Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image." She is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats. Sharon is also the Director of Women's Recovery & Renewal, a retreat ministry for struggling women and their caregivers. She lives with her family in the Denver, Colorado area.
Sharon A. Hersh currently resides in Littleton, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon?
Excellent! Feb 27, 2006
This book not only explains why women are the way they are, but also helps describe how to have deeper relationships with friends, coworkers, and family.
Amazing! Feb 16, 2004
Reading Bravehearts was certainly a defining moment in my life. As a young college student, I discovered so many incredible principles for living and loving. I highly reccommend this book...it is life-changing. In fact, I will be leading a Bible Study based on the book for other young women.
Bravehearts May 17, 2001
I loved this book. I am searching for my purpose in life and after reading this book, I would say I am well on my way to discovering what that is. I was so taken with it that I read it twice right away and immediately ordered 10 copies to give to others and am going to order some more. This book ignited a passion in me that has not been there in a long time. If you are searching to love and to be loved, I would strongly reccomend this to you. It is written for women, but if you know a man who wants to really understand a women's heart, this book would shed a lot of insight.
Bravehearts - a Journey Worth Taking Dec 26, 2000
As a man, I was reluctant to read this "relationships" book. However, I found it provoking, inspiring, and motivating. I highly recommend Sharon Hersh's book to every man who loves a woman and wants to know both what makes her tick relationally and what it is that is going on in her life in her passion for relationships. This is the best "relationships" book I have read, and I recommend it without reservation to every reader!
A Faltering Heart Made Brave Dec 11, 2000
When I finished watching the movie "Braveheart", I was deeply moved by the courage of William Wallace to live and to die for his passion of freedom. And I was equally sure of my own cowardice to live with such passion.
When I finished reading Sharon Hersh's book "Brave Hearts" I was deeply moved by seeing and owning the passion for relationships that God has created within me. And although aware of my cowardice to be an extravagant lover, I felt called and equipped to be just that!
I was telling a friend about this book and she asked if it was a self-help book. The question gave me pause...WAS IT a self-help book?? I instinctly felt that what Sharon Hersh wrote about almost seemed too holy to be classified as self-help. The thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter do help you probe and explore your own heart. The endpoint, however, is not self but God...who He created each one of us to be and how we can move in this world as bold extravagant lovers.
Sharon shares her own struggles to love and to be loved, tells familiar stories from scripture in a new way, and always calls us back to the generous love our great God has for each one of us.
This book is NOT for the fainthearted! There is challenge and conviction in every chapter re: how we handle our relationships and the affairs of our heart! This book IS for those with faltering hearts. There is hope and comfort in every chapter that there is One who pursues us with bold extravagant love.
I was relieved when the movie "Braveheart" ended. The intensity of the story was taking its toll on me. I did not want the book "Brave Hearts" to end. I wanted to hear more from Sharon!! As I finished the last chapter, I felt encouraged to listen more closely to God's heart and go and love boldly!