The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding

The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding

(Revell, 2016)

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 word brazen means without shame. Leeana Tankersley wants women to be just that–to unapologetically move from shame- and fear-based living toward lives that are based on love and belonging. With moving personal stories and spot-on observations of the longings we all experience–to know we are loved, to feel comfortable in our own skin, to be heard–Tankersley calls women to honor that voice deep down inside of them rather than bowing to outside influences that push them to become someone they’re not. Gritty and overflowing with grace, Brazen will set women free to be truly themselves in a world bent on molding them in its image.


“Leeana refuses to reach for easy answers, instead leading the reader on a journey of accepting our own humanity.”

Emily P. Freeman

Author of Simply Tuesday

"Every book Leeana writes instantly becomes my new favorite book."

Myquillyn Smith

Author of The Nesting Place

“Leeana has reached deep inside herself and offered her readers her own life and soul with such generosity.”

Shauna Niequist

Author of Present Over Perfect