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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,663 ratings  ·  176 reviews
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 identifiesmaking,  is ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2015 by B Books
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Jamie
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
2.5

I think I’m one of seven Christian women on the planet who has never read Beth Moore. There’s no real reason why – I know her stuff is powerful – I just never got around to it. So when the chance came to review one of her books, I had no more excuses!

Okay, I’m not sure really how to explain myself with this review. I’ll say this first: I couldn’t get into this book. The writing is by no means terrible, there’s no heresy or outlandish ideas, I just wasn’t into it and struggled to get through
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Amanda Geaney
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it
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 unbe ...more
Aunt Edie
Audacious is Beth Moore's invitation to fall head over heels in love with Jesus. It is full of wonderful insights like the following:

"To love God more is never to love people less. It's to love people best. It's to relieve them of the responsibility of being your false Christ. It's to keep their sins against you from being unforgivable and your sins against them from being ignorable. It's to guard them from our mean-streaks and strong human tendencies to respond to disappointment wit
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Allison
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book immediately after seeing the author at a conference where she spoke on the topic of being "audacious." This book, while following along with her conference message, is NOT identical to it, for which I was very pleased. I was afraid I would simply re-read her conference notes, but this was not the case.

The book is very much in sync with Moore's easy-to-read, likeable style. She takes deep theological concepts and makes them highly desirable for today's woman. Most imp
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Diane Morgan
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Audacious is one of Beth's shorter books, and maybe the most real of them all. I know. The woman who specializes in real has the guts to be more real than we would ever expect her to be. Here is an audacious woman who has been so overtaken with the audacious love of Jesus, and she is sure each of us (all of us) can also live an audacious life - because of His audacious love.

Here's her working definition of audacious: intrepidly daring, adventurous, bold, marked by originality and verve. Who doe
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Heather Hart
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beth Moore has done it again. Audacious is woven with the love of Jesus in a way that jumps right off the pages and into your heart. I highly recommend it.

I have both the audio edition and hardback version of this book and both are beautifully put together. The audiobook is read by Beth Moore herself, so you can feel her emotions. The hardback is written in beautiful green and brown ink that makes it a treasure to read. Like I said, both are fabulous ways to experience this brilliant book.
Jennifer
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
I really loved this one! Chapter 11 was my favorite. Thank you Beth for always encouraging me and reminding me how much Christ loves me and that nothing about me is a surprise to Him. ❤❤❤ May I fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus, amen. ...more
Georgann
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beth Moore packs a powerful wallop and a huge dose of encouragement in this small book. I loved her message! I was blessed with many take-aways! It took me a while to get used to her writing style, and was a stumbling block for me to completely enjoying the book. Still, it was worth the extra effort on my part for all she reminded me of and taught me again.
Leona Woolfolk
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
After watching the 3-part TV series by Beth Moore on audacity I put two and two together and came up with the need to read/listen to Audacious by Beth Moore. As to reviewing it for my blog I was hesitant to do so because I didn't know if I could write a review on a non-fiction, christian living book, and I didn't know how it would fit into the set of books I feature here on Literary Treasure Chest. In the midst of all these doubts, though, the question of "why not?" started to surface and rain truth on theto  ...more
Annette
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 4 stars for very good.
Summary:
"Chapter One: A Vision Begging for an Adverb" explains the background for writing the book. Chapter Four is when the word "audacious" is defined and examined. The book addresses women who are looking for a vibrant renewal in their calling. Two important questions begin the work toward clarity and a fresh emphasis: "What is your dream? What is your vision for the future?" In the next chapters, Moore teaches through the
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Mary
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
Audacious is how I was meant to be

Long about the time I was 7, I started turning down the volume of who I was, shrinking to be something more pleasing or at least less likely to step on toes. The last few years, I've wanted my audacious self back. I love Beth Moore and her love for God and how that love has translated into blessing for Christian women. I've loved connecting with Christian women around her ministry, and I enjoyed this exhortation to love God and seek Him with abandon.
Elizabeth
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
what to add to Beth Moore's book: it is simply fantastic, funny and inspiring to the max. I'll have to remember her saying: "the son of God saved my soul and the word of God saved my mind".
Ally Charest
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Beth Moore! For my full review of this book, please visit http://p413life.com/book-review-audac...
Pam
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-it-again
What a delight and challenge. Everything I had hoped and more!
Dani
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Needed to hear so much of what she said...reminding me of who my first love should be and how much He loves me. Will def read this one again.
Jenny
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beth Moore is a speaker with verve! This book is pure delight to read, as you can hear her speaking directly to YOU about the love of God and how to live in it audaciously!
Crystal Scott
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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 Scri
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Kim
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full of a lot of godly wisdom and humor, this book has been such an encouragement to me at a time when I've really needed it. Here's one of the quotes that has been so helpful:

"'Therefore, having such a hope, we use great boldness. (2 Cor. 3:12)' Did you catch the connection between hope and boldness...? If you and I are going to live and love audaciously, we're going to have to quit answering the door when hopelessness bangs its ugly fist at it. Hopelessness is a liar. A convincing
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Kellye
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
While Beth Moore may not be my favorite women's Bible study writer, I so appreciate the way she has convinced an entire generation of Christian women to love God's word. This is the first book I've read for a Bible study (as opposed to the workbooks with lessons and videos), and I have to say that I really enjoyed it and found it pertinent to this season of my life. Her call to audaciously love God and act out of that audacious love (even if, from time to time, we make mistakes about what that r ...more
Bethany Boynton
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book Beth Moore has ever written, and possibly my favorite book I have ever read.
I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this book to absolutely anyone. I have never read or heard someone so perfectly and passionately describe and break down the amazing Love of God and the importance of how we Love Him in return. I honestly cried for the better part of reading this. And when I wasn't crying, I was laughing.
Beth Moore always provides such a wonderful example of what a woman of God is tr
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Sheila
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Beth is so crazy, zany and fun. The reflection of her happy-go-lucky, joy seeking attitude are strewn throughout this book. It is evident that her true joy and sense of well being come from Jesus and Him alone. She goes into great detail, giving wondrous examples, of following the lead of Holy Spirit. This was the treasure part of the book for me.

I currently live an audacious life for my Savior, but it felt good to hear a sister in Christ rev up her engine and encourage everyone to l
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Samantha Harvey
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. I've done one of Beth's Bible studies and I was interested in what one of her books would be like. One of the things I really like about this book is that maybe not every chapter will apply to you specifically, but I can guarantee you that there will be at LEAST one chapter in this book that will speak to you. I've been feeling lost recently and reading this book has helped me to find the path again. I recommend this book to any woman :)
Liz
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
raising my hand as a believer grateful for Beth's obedience to the tug on her heart to write this book. continued boldness, inspiration, Truth, laughter, Love and challenge from one of my favorite teachers. I have the book and the audio both of which have a spot on my permanent shelves. audacious!
Tricia Culp
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-life
As with all Christian books, I don't agree with everything this book contains, but the core message is invaluable. Beth discusses what a bold, impassioned, love-filled life of faith could look like and how to start pursuing it. I'm happy to have it in my arsenal.
Bev Burrell
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Listening to the audiobook read by Beth Moore is more like visiting with her over coffee than reading a book. I love her outspoken passion for Jesus and her hilarious dialogue. I feel like I got to know her heart better through this book even more than through her Bible studies.
Carrie Daws
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I love the overall message of this book, however, it felt a bit rambling to me. Now, that might be in part because I'm a bottom line kinda of girl, and anyone who knows anything about Beth Moore knows she can tell stories and rabbit trail with the best of them. While I appreciated the stories she included, it was all a bit too much extra for me. It felt like a series of blog posts that were expanded into a book--again, not that her points weren't valid and good, and not that she didn't encourage ...more
Rebecca Jo
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
A really fast read - short enough to enjoy but long enough to inspire you.
I always love Beth's insight on the Bible & the adjectives she uses to describe them all.. a southern girl with a great use of wording.
It really did leave me with a WANT to find a bigger & BOLDER passion for God.
Glad to stumble on this book.
Lindsey
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I love her.
Shannon Maddox
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-book-trek
Please see my review here:

http://iron-diva.blogspot.com/2018/03...

Thanks.
Lisa Driskill
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it and strife to live a life audaciously in love with Jesus!
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Beth Moore has written many best–selling books and is a dynamic teacher and a prolific Bible–study author whose public speaking engagements take her across the United States to challenge tens of thousands. Beth is focused on teaching women all over the world and is known and respected wherever she goes. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters and lives in Houston, Texas, where sh ...more
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“To love God more is never to love people less. It’s to love people best. It’s to relieve them of the responsibility of being your false Christ. It’s to keep their sins against you from being unforgivable and your sins against them from being ignorable. It’s to guard them from our mean-streaks and strong human tendencies to respond to disappointment with punishment. It’s to keep the people close by from cutting their wrists on the razor-sharp blades of our insecurities. It’s to dull the edge of our cravings to be adored. It’s to untie the double knots of codependency. It’s to let the affirmations of others be the overflow and not the essential source of our emotional survival. To love God is to guard man.” 4 likes
“If you'll follow Christ's commands, you'll follow Christ straight to your calling and you'll have developed the strength, grit, and stability along the way to handle it.” 2 likes
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