Do You Have The Courage to Be You by Jenny Williamson {Book Review}


Self Help




4 out of 5

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.

I have to be brutally honest – I don’t remember agreeing to read this book.

Based on the title alone – it just wasn’t something I thought I would sign up for. It didn’t sound like a book I would want to read, none the less enjoy.

When I realized I was to review the book, I was very concerned. I didn’t know what I was going to do.

I am so glad I actually opened the book.

This isn’t my normal read. I would classify this as a ‘self help’ book, but an enjoyable one that really makes you think.

The entire basis of the book is that you are to be who you are meant to be. Do you have the courage to be you? The you that you were created to be.

I do not consider myself a ‘religious’ person. I consider myself spiritual with my own Higher Power and my own belief system.

The book mentions God quite often as being our Creator and having a relationship with our Creator. What I liked is that there was no mention of religion or what or who that Creator is. Her Creator is her God and my Creator is my Higher Power. It left it up to me to determine who that was and to develop a relationship with my Higher Power the way I saw fit.

I am the type of person that believes everything – good or bad – happens for a reason.

We are put here on Earth with a plan. We have a purpose. We don’t know that purpose and we generally don’t know why we are here or why things happen the way they do – especially the negative things, but I believe they all serve a purpose.

I read through the book fairly quickly and I look forward to going back through it slower and working my way not only through the book, but through myself.

Things she said made sense. They clicked.

I am on a mission to find the me that I was created to be.

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About the 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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