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A book review of Audaciously Alive: Choosing to Live Well on Purpose by Roxanne Harris

A book review of Audaciously Alive: Choosing to Live Well on Purpose by Roxanne Harris

Stars: ****

Forefront Books (2023)
Christian Nonfiction
288 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: After a devastating diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, ankylosing spondylitis, just two weeks after the birth of her fourth child, Roxanne Harris refused to submit to life in a wheelchair and began the fight of her life—to create beauty from the ashes of disease, broken relationships, and the crippling of her body. 

In Audaciously Alive, she shares her pain, the many trials she faced, and her most audacious moments of standing firm and not giving up. She highlights keys to living well and gives insight and wisdom so that you can better see the traps and speed bumps that could derail you in your own path to recovery. Packed with practical tools, Roxanne will help you turn the freight train of your health and life around and get back on track physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

You no longer have to live in panic, confusion, or fear after a diagnosis. Instead, you can choose to be audacious and live on purpose every day. 

Say “no” to sickness and the label of disease and choose to live audaciously.

Audaciously Alive

In this book, the author has an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which threatens to stop her from living life. However she continues to push and endure and doesn’t let it stop her.

As someone with an autoimmune disease I know how hard, painful and tiring it can be. I can’t imagine fighting it the way the author has. For the most part her story is inspiring. However I did feel a little bad for how I’m dealing with my AI disease because it affects me so much and mine isn’t as bad. I know this is not

This is Christian Non-Fiction but there is one spot that I feel I should note. There is a chapter that mentions the word P*ssy a lot. It has to do with a women’s conference the author attended that talked all about The Power of P*ssy. If that will offend you, I just wanted you to know upfront.

Also at the end of each chapter you will find “Lightbulb Moments to Build Audacity” which are some tips and “Audacious Actions to Live Well on Purpose” which are discussion questions and to dos.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.