Brazen by Leeana Tankersley


There are so many moments in life when we choose to silence our intuition, abandon our own voice, and play small because we wonder, deep down: "Do I know who I really am? Is who I really am enough?" It's courageous work to learn to live from our essential identity--loved, worthy, whole. But what if God is calling us to shamelessly recover the woman he created us to be? What if God is urging us to be--for the first time in our lives--brazen? The w...

Details Brazen

Release DateApr 5th, 2016
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Christian Living

Reviews Brazen

  • Jennifer Pickwell
    I am not sure where to begin with what my opinion is regarding this new book by Leeana Tankersley. I think if I had know a bit more about the book before, I might have skipped this title. There are just a few red flags that flew for me while reading Brazen. I could not be made to feel comfortable recommending it to a friend without know they had the ability to eat the meat and spit out the bones. Honestly, Tankersley offers some great advice and ...
  • Buffy
    I listened to this book on audio. It is a Christian self-help book, but I would say less Christian and more self-help. In fact, the religiosity was about equivalent to the spiritual guidance you might find on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday series. Anyway, I am somewhat religious and very spiritual, so I found the tone to be just right. She described a lot of feeling states that were relatable to me and offered support and encouragement to fully embo...
  • Bonnie
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It's not likely I would have sought it out otherwise. There were some nuggets of wisdom here and there, but though it was marketed as Christian living, it was a mish mash of personal stories, secular examples (e.g. Oprah), "wisdom" of other world religions, and a few Bible verses. The book emphasizes finding yourself, but not doing this in the pursuit of becoming ...
  • Jeannie
    This is the kind of book you almost hate to finish because you'll miss the author's voice and the encouragement she brings.For fans of Shauna Niequist or Emily P. Freeman, BRAZEN reminds us to silence the soul-bullies and turn up the voice of our Father.
  • Joanna
    This is the second book I’ve read by Leeana Tankersley and I love her writing style. She lyrical, almost poetic in the way she used words to give you a bit of a kick in the butt. In Brazen, she calls on the women of the world to be who we are, authentically and wholly. To step into our personhood and unhide all those parts of ourselves that we keep hidden because we might offend or be too forthright or whatever it is that might displease someon...
  • Angela
  • Candy Shepard
    Soul-digging, to the created core! What would you find in your Created Center?
  • A.E.M. A.E.M.
    I adored this book❣ I adored this book❣️
  • Natali
    Leeana's writing speaks to my soul. We all could be more brazen in our lives.
  • Angie Kaye
    Thought provoking bookI highly recommend this book, the author points out the real truth about the soul bullies we listen to in life.
  • Deitra
    Another insightful book by Leeana Tankersley. She is so adept at putting into words what I am thinking, feeling, experiencing. I loved this book and highly recommend it.
  • Julianna Rowe
    " Who. Do. You. Think. You. Are?" What makes you think that you deserve to be loved, appreciated, let alone even valued as a human being? What makes you think you're so special? Dear reader, those who tells us such things are not our friends, nor should we allow their words to cause us to think any less of ourselves. As one of God's dear children, we are forever loved and so dear to Him. However, in our daily Christian walk, we are often beset by...
  • Julia
    Here is the truth: Brazen comes out today.I haven’t finished it. This is kind of hard for me since I put so much gosh darn pressure on myself to have things done the day or at least a day before.But that did not happen with this book. And I don’t know if when I finish, I’ll be able to review because there are so many topics in here that have hit me hard. So, I’m about to review this with 8 chapters to go. This also feels illegal, but I’...
  • Sharee
    I became a fan of Leeana Tankersley when I read her book Breathing Room. You can see my review here. Brazen is just as FANTABULOUS, if not better. My highlighter poised, I was whipping through this book. There’s so much great material…so many quotes you’ll want to remember. And it’s a book that will make you stop, reconsider, reevaluate and then, if you’re willing, make you RENEW the way you think. My favorite part of this book is where...
  • Victoria W.
    It seems to be the pattern that the books I hesitate to read the most are the books in which I find myself finding the most truth.I wasn't keen on Leeana Tankersley's new book at first. Hot pink has never been my colour and brazen was a word I didn't hear very often, certainly never in a positive context. Yet, here was this hot pink book staring up at me from my computer, unashamedly asking me "what do you have to loose?" While my inner voices sc...
  • Amanda
    “There I was…me catching up with me…realizing, once again, something eternal lives and breathes in me, and it is good. God-given good.” (page 24)This is what Brazen does for me. Leeana’s perspective and guiding voice helped me to see old Truth with new, fresh eyes. A deep calling out to deep.Leeana breaks her book into three soulful sections: Receive Your Identity, Reclaim Your Soul, and Recover Your Soul. Her words resonant in chapters...
  • Natalie Walters
    Are you ready to "fall in love with your life"? Be the YOU God created you to be? Are you dealing with Soul Bullies? Ms. Tankersley touches on these questions in this book and many more as she encourages women to be their brazen selves.Ms. Tankersley shares life experiences as a military wife (Navy) and mother (of twins) she's grown through to discover the woman her Creator made her to be. The woman she often times has suppressed or ignored becau...
  • Joanne Viola
    Transformation is hard work and not without pain along the way.In her new book, Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding, Leeana Tankersley writes:There’s no real road map for growing into our soul. No formula for self-possession, expansion, investigating our desires, connecting with our longings. If anything, these are trial-and-error prepositions, attempts, and revisions. We listen, we lean in, and often we learn, all the whil...
  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews
    "There are so many moments in life when we choose to silence our intuition, abandon our own voice, and play small, because of that accusing voice inside that whispers, ‘Who do you think you are, anyway?’” We all know that voice. The one that keeps us from being ourselves. The one that tells us to stay quiet. The one that forces us to follow all the rules, and tame our wild side that is aching to be released. Now, imagine being able to break...
  • Joan
    Wow! This book hit home. I thought as a senior citizen I didn't need to do any more exploring of my soul. I was wrong.Maybe you're like Tankersley in that you have quieted the essence that God put inside of you. You've let voices squelch that creative itch. Exploring your soul and living out your inner wild takes blood and guts, Tankersley writes. “Because every dark force in the world wants to keep us from exploring our God-given wild.”I lov...
  • Renee Schaaf
    Leeana Tankersley takes us on a journey to unleash the BRAZEN in all of us!Early on she makes it clear to not associate brazen in a negative way, but in an empowering and freedom-grabbing way.The book is broken down into 3 parts that break down: how to receive your identity, reclaim your voice, and recover your soul. In each section, Leeana gives sub points in chapter format with anecdotes and stories that make the point in how to achieve what sh...
  • Julie D.
    This book is life changing. It came at the right time in my life when I've been feeling a bit lost at all the losses I've had to deal with. Add in the fact that I don't have a lot of confidence in myself and you have someone this book was meant for!Don't let the slowish start put you off this book. It took me a few pages before I was really into the book and understood where she was going but I'm so glad I stuck with it because the things she sha...
  • Pattie
    Don't tell Leeana, but I do not feel brazen. At all. In fact, it's the subtitle of the book Brazen that reached out and grabbed me: "The Courage to Find the You That's Been Hiding." Yes. “Brazen” explores the idea of being brazen: without shame, without artifice, being honest and open and real and vulnerable before God, and learning how to recognize "soul bullies," those inner voices that are not of God but to which we listen. The prose is, a...
  • Sarah
    "It's easy to feel loved when you're riding high, performing well, on top of your game. It's more difficult to access those feelings of worthiness and unconditional acceptance when things gone awry and your humanity is poking out of every seam."- Leeana Tankersley BrazenLast year was the year. I was on top of the world. Top of my running game. I felt like I was moving forward in my career. Financially we had been making huge strides, and yet, emo...
  • Valerie Sisco
    Leeana Tankersley has written a striking and profound book. She writes eloquently and honestly about the journey of becoming who we are in our unique God-created centers with all of our gifts, shortcomings and longings. This book resonated deeply with my soul. Maybe because Leeana renders silent the voices of what she calls the Soul Bullies. These are the voices out to steal our freedom, question us, instill doubts about what we’re doing and f...
  • Alyssa
    Tankersley has such a poetic way of writing. The reader can completely tell who she is as a person and an artist through the way she writes. She is artistic, deep and unashamed -- brazen. I love that we get such a clear example of 'brazen', of what we could also do if we choose freedom and braziness. Unfortunately, some of the author's poetic writing made it hard for me to follow along. I couldn't always understand what I was supposed to be takin...
  • Trish Evans
    Mrs. Tankersley's writing was soothing and had a warm molasses feel to it. From page one it seemed like I was in a conversation with a friend. I appreciate how Leeana allowed us in to see her rawest moments. What an encouragement to know we are not alone in our struggles. That there are other women fighting the same things out there. I am a quote nerd and this book fed my addiction. It, along with many others on my shelf, has metamorphosized into...
  • Jaylee
    “Leeana,” he says to me, and he says to you, like he did to those first humans so long ago, “where are you?This book is an exploration of that question.Brazen means ‘without shame’. And that is the entire point of this book. To have a people unashamed of who they are, whose they are, and knowing that they are enough. At the end of every chapter is a little something to get you meditating and something to add to your ‘brazen board’: ...
  • Oak
    Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding be Leeana Tankersley talks about living a bold life without shame. The author draws on her own experiences to discuss how we can embrace our God-given identities. Tankersley writes in a comforting tone, and she challenges her readers to call on God to cast out their fears and live with courage. The pages are like food for the soul. I especially liked the chapter “See the Pepper Tree,” w...
  • Bethann
    If you've ever felt beaten down by the soul bullies (Leanna describes them as those inner negative voices streaming in your thoughts) Brazen is the book for you. Reading Brazen was like sitting down with my best friend and saying "Yes, I'm feeling that way too." Not only does Leeana identify the areas of your neglected creative soul, but she points you to a path of discovery to reclaim those beige soul areas and reclaim your right to brazenly shi...