Book Review: “Brave Enough” by @NicoleUnice

Brave Enough:

Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live BOLD and FREE

Let us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Brave Enough Book CoverWhy I picked up this book:

This book was gifted to me by one of my writing buddies and a featured guest on “A Sista’s Journey” blog, author Nicole Unice. Nicole is a counselor, Bible teacher, and Gordon-Conwell grad! I am often on the lookout for quality materials to share with women, so I was happy to receive and review this one.

Who Should Read Brave Enough:

I found Brave Enough quite refreshing. It’s the kind of book that you want to sit down and discuss with good friends over coffee or during a fun meal. It challenges us to confront our fears, flaws, and failures without being overly demanding, condemning, or simplistic. I recommend this book for consideration for women’s ministry, book clubs, personal reflection, or just hanging out in the living room.

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Leadership: Introducing CDEL


I am thrilled to have taken on the role as Assistant Director of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership (CDEL) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte, NC campus in October 2014. I am excited about this new opportunity and we are already progressing in our initiatives and partnerships to ensure that the vision of the center is fully realized.

CDEL is the premier center for training, coaching, and conferencing in:

  • Multi-ethnic Leadership
  • Discipleship & Spiritual Formation
  • Missional Leadership in the Marketplace

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Interview: Why Your Church Needs Group Mentoring

Why Your Church Needs Group Mentoring photo_RTDN 1I’m so excited to share a recent interview I did with Christianity Today’s BuildingChurchLeaders website!

How did you end up starting a mentoring ministry?

I was mentored by a woman in college. I went to the Naval Academy, where mentoring is a built-in component of leadership. There was an expectation for the sophomores to mentor freshmen, the juniors to mentor the sophomores and freshmen, and so on. As I was being mentored, I was also connecting with other young Christian women who were either new to the faith or didn’t have a faith community. When I did a Bible study with a woman who was discipling me, she would often give me her notes and we would review them in the time that we spent together, and then I would take those notes and do the same study with the girls who lived in my dormitory. That’s what started it all.

Then, a few years ago, I was leading the women’s small groups in my church. I saw that women were thirsty. They wanted more from God and more from the church. They didn’t mind being challenged. That was the foundation of the mentoring ministry.

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Other Mentoring Resources:

Mentoring New Leaders Practical Ministry Skills Bundle. Available for Purchase. Includes my articles “Who Wants Mentoring?” and “Mentoring and Multiplying.”

The Heart of a Mentor by Chris Armstrong. Free download.