Audacious

Audacious

Thirty years in the making, Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete. It lacked something they were aching for. Something Jesus was longing for. Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose. What was missing? Well, let's just say, it's audacious and it's for all of us. And it's the path to the life you were born to live. 

Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (November 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433690527
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433690525
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
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  1. What better could be said of you, than that you help spark in someone else a longing to know and love Jesus? You read Beth Moore’s work or watch her life and you can’t help but find your self pining to know and love this most beautiful Jesus as she does. He is her treasure and you want him to be yours, too! I listened to this book on audio and I will tell you the moment that touched me most was when she describes, hardly holding back the tears, how God changed her “I need to” (i.e. I should) to a “want to” and how, all these years later, it wasn’t need that sustained her, but the want of desire. She wanted Jesus, to love him, to know him, to serve him, and NOT to miss him. This is my biggest takeaway from the book- to long for, pray for, and desire that Jesus would be the love of my life, and as I’ve said to myself for years but lacked the unction to follow through, that no longer do I want to serve from a place of should, but rather that my devotion would be driven by love- and Lord willing, someday that my voice would crack with emotion at the mention of the name of Jesus and my love for him. I know in my mind he is so worth it- I want to love him with all my heart. To come out of hiding and into the light. To help. To serve. To do whatever task, big or small, not for the fear or approval of man, but for Jesus. Just Jesus. He indeed is the prize.

  2. Audacious, the audiobook, is narrated by Beth herself, which adds nicely to the listening enjoyment. When I moved to the South people used to accuse me of speaking too fast, but Beth is from here (Arkansas) and when she gets fired up, she can “talk a blue streak” (that’s really fast, with no breath). There is no way to listen to her without visualizing her big smile and the animated hand movements you see in her bible study videos. As always, Beth delivers lessons of faith and wild (but not unbelievable) tales of God’s greatness with an ample amount of self-deprecating humor.

    Unfortunately, this book didn’t hold the same appeal for me as her studies have. She chased a lot of squirrels, getting sidetracked with stories, to the point that I had trouble understanding the message of some chapters until she summarized them at the end. While thoroughly entertaining, I feel like I only had a few take-aways from this book:

    The need to ask myself “What am I most compelled by the love of Christ to do?” and “What would it take to do it?”

    It’s also important to reconcile what I need to do with what I want to do. To explain it further, I can say, “I need to read my bible.” However, “I need” is not going to lead to sustained bible reading.

    All women do battle with desire and deceit. The way to ensure victory is to draw near to Christ, only He can exchange our wants and desires for His own.

    Every reader will be different and I believe God can use even the simplest message to draw us closer to Himself. If you have been the victim of abuse, experienced a teenage pregnancy, or been deceived by your own heart – Chapter 9 is for you. Had intimate dealings with mental illness?Read more ›

  3. I love this book! My favorite of all Beth’s books! Her book theme is “To see all women come to know and audaciously love Jesus Christ”! That is Beth 100%. She takes you into more intimacy with Jesus, as only she can. She asks questions like “What are you most compelled by the love of Christ to do? and What would it take to do it?” She takes you on a private tour of her life. You will find out more about her husband. She will seem like a dear friend by the time you finish reading it. You will be sorry if you miss this book.

  4. Love this book. Beth has a great way of making faith in Christ so personal and encourages you to be bold and head over heels sold out. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to increase the vibrancy of their faith.

  5. Parts were wonderful. It was definitely a style I didn’t bond with well. The content was fine and inspirational and thought provoking. But I want a book that will stay with me after its finished- to either make changes to my habits or my thoughts. When I closed this one there was nothing and I easily moved on to the next book.

  6. I feel like this idea of living “audaciously” or being brave is really popular amongst Christian women right now. I’m not sure why exactly. Why for such a time as this are we choosing to be brave? But I have found myself in circles and Bible studies and reading blogs all surrounding the same topic, being brave.

    I wasn’t sure which angle Audacious was going to take along those lines. If you visit my “RESOURCES” page, you will very quickly discover that I am extremely biased when it comes to Beth Moore. I love listening to her, have fallen in love with so many of her Bible Studies, and look up to her in so many ways (namely- holding to her southern roots ?).

    I will honestly say that at first I was scared I wouldn’t like this book. I had high expectations for a Beth Moore book and wasn’t so sure at first. My first problem is that my copy was written in green font and I have terrible vision. But second, I felt like this was just an explanation of what a audacious life looks like and why it’s important. And in my brokenness and emptiness and inability to have time to do laundry, better yet change the world, I was ready to close this book. But it was Beth, so I kept going and I’m so thankful I did.

    I love Beth’s power when she writes. I love the beauty in very strong statements made about God. I literally drew 19 hearts in the margin of my copy.

    “Freedom is telling God what we desperately want. Trust is asking Him to change our want if gaining it would poison us.”

    So once I got past the clutter of being tired of hearing about bravery when I felt like I had none to give, I reached my favorite part of the book. Beth dives into our unmet needs and our hurts that keep us from living an audacious life and how they must be sat down at the feet of Jesus.Read more ›

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