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 encouragement. However, for me, there are a few places in this books pages that I found unsettling.
The chapter I found most helpful was twenty-three, You are That Girl. I love the way Tankersley goes after the insecure place in every woman I know. It is in this chapter I found myself wanting to tweet quotes from the pages. Tankersley eloquently nails the apprehension I feel about choosing things I want to do, but feel like I don’t deserve to do. Everything from an outfit I feel like I can’t wear, or an invitation I think I can’t accept. I have a few friends I want to call and empower with the thought that they are “That Girl” too.
The places I found disagreement with Tankersley are random and scattered. It wasn’t one particular chapter, but here and there. I think her reference to Oprah doing “the Father’s business,” with her new show Belief is troubling. While this is small, and one example, it is evidence of a different set of beliefs from a typical Christian Living reader. Therein will lie problems with other reviewers who will not be kind in their reviews or star ratings. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.