Amy L. Sullivan debuts Book One of her Gutsy Girls Series today! Yay Amy!
I love the concept of introducing our girls to strong, Christian women who impacted the world. This is even more needful to me, as I navigate having a tween! How did that happen?
This is my Gutsy Girl. She had her first b-team basketball game last Tuesday. I was so proud of her and her teammates. They had so much courage and determination. After the game there were tears of exhaustion, and also the realization of how intense a real game really is. Shortly after the last tears were dried, she was pumping her fist in the air and exclaiming how excited she was for the next game.
Life, not so easy. There is exhaustion, intensity, sadness, fear, worry and anger right alongside joy and beauty. We need everything possible to strengthen their hearts and prepare them to live for God. The inspiration of Gutsy Girls is a beautiful book for doing just that.
The whimsical illustrations by Beverly Ann Wines are the sweetest accompaniment to the story of Gladys Aylward, an ordinary girl who did extraordinary things for God. For all of us that feel the pangs of not being enough- her story is impactful. Gladys never gave up despite insurmountable odds. She became a missionary to China and saved numerous lives. She kept going in faith. She made a difference, and now will inspire another generation of girls to be brave.
I just love Amy. She’s an encourager, a wisdom-giver, full of grace, and kind. Follow her work at her website amylsullivan.com. Check out her #raisinggirls Pinterest board. I also love Amy’s first book When More is Not Enough. She is a hip Instagrammer too! And a Mom to two girls. She lives in North Carolina among beautiful mountains, but you can invite her to move to Michigan. Holland specifically.
If you order Gutsy Girls by September 25, Amy is giving away really fun freebies! Gabfest conversation cards and a five page guide of extra enrichment activities! You can order Gutsy Girls: Gladys Aylward here. Visit Amy’s blog for details of how to get the free stuff! (Just email firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would love to give away a copy of the book! Leave a comment to be entered.
Who is the gutsiest girl you have ever known?
(I would say my Mom who just did nine months of treatment for breast cancer like a boss 🙂