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A firsthand look into Kim Walker-Smith's journey from a place of shame and fear to stages around the world where she boldly proclaims the unconditional love of God.

Kim Walker-Smith's passionate performance of "How He Loves" helped transform Jesus Culture into a global worship movement. But she wasn't always so confident of God's unrelenting, powerful love. 

Coming from a painful childhood, Kim struggled to believe that God could heal her heart or bring any sense from her past. Yet when she chose to hand her struggles over to God and receive his love, freedom, and healing in return, everything began to change. On the other side of surrender, Kim began a journey of looking at one painful memory at a time with God and exchanging her perspective for his truth - a journey in which God rewrote her story of pain into a story of redemption and hope.

If you are longing to experience God more than the shame or hurts of your past, the pressures of your present, or the fear of your future, Brave Surrender offers a soul-healing path forward. As Kim learned in her own life, the first step - and the bravest step - is letting go. Once we let go of anything that gets between us and God, we are freed to take hold of the life that truly matters. As Kim writes, "When we encounter God's love, it changes the way we see. And when we learn to see what He sees, we will never be the same again."

©2019 Kim Walker-Smith (P)2019 Zondervan

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Such a powerful, beautiful and hope filled story

Kim tells her really hard yet redeeming life story that is powerful and hope-filled made all the more impactful by Kim reading this herself.

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Beautiful

A very deep, moving story of how God restored and healed Kim. It is an amazing testimony that is full of hope. I love that it was read by the author and you could hear her emotion in her voice as she read.

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Fantastic

Heartfelt, real, deep and thought provoking. Kim Walker Smith's testimony encourages you to want to draw closer to this amazing God that loves so deeply and so well even in the midst of life's horrible troubles. God is so good and so real. Powerful book.

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Surrendered

I have wept and laughed through this book. Wow what an amazingly honest, heart rending story written and spoken so emotively. Thank you Kim Walker Smith. You have gone through a lot and surrendered more than you could possibly have thought or imagined and you have blessed me with your testimony. May Jesus work through me as He has with you and I pray I do not give up as so often I feel I want to do. May we all be so brave and become the people God intended us to be and give glory in His name. I feel privileged to have listened to this book and know it will have a part to play on my own journey.

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surprising, with life changing honesty

I guess I always thought that Kim fell on to a stage with a trust fund in her pocket after a party... her story of being continually loved to life by Jesus through struggle and pain is not only inspirational... you can feel the Holy Spirit singing loud and clear something so personal to you through the message.
It's a well written, well constructed book with great audio telling that was not only clear, but had the added advantage of being the intimate voice of the autho, telling her own story; there's a lot to be said for telling your own story.
If you're reading the reviews, I'm so grateful you chose to write and read this Kim. It's amazing. And thank you for being so honest.

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Couldn't stop listening...

Such a beautiful book. So honestly written and very bravely read. I couldn't put it down, and look forward to reading it again. So full of truth and real life guidance. I'm so grateful for this story. A definite must read if you've wondered whether God exists through all the terrible things that happen, where is Jesus in the mess? Listen to this book & get a glimpse of how much each of us mean to our Heavenly Papa. 💕

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  • Freddy
  • 04-04-19

It gave me a lot to reflect on

I have always loved Mrs Walker-Smith’s voice, her pure heart, her vulnerability, genuine heart, when she leads worship, and when I heard she wrote a book, I just couldn’t wait. I finish it, and her being the narrator was so special. The book did not disappoint. I found myself crying with joy, sadness, and taking many a note as it has given me many things I need to work on in my life with the Lord. Thank you Kim for this gift!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-21

life changing!

Kim puts a new light on the lasting effect of childhood traumas and life's challenges.

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  • Dee W
  • 20-03-21

Healing

I realize this is Kim’s journey however so many of the details touched on parts of my life. This story of her life is encouraging me to go deeper and not push away.
Thank you for being real Kim! It’s wonderful to hear your voice reading your book. You care so much to help in the healing process of so many. I know Jesus will continue to do a mighty work in many lives through your book.

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  • Mayra Bahena
  • 05-01-21

You will be motivated to surrender.

Such a beautiful book. I found myself having such a hard time surrendering parts of my life to God. This book was beautifully written by Kim Walker-Smith and it’s obvious she was led by the holy spirit to do so. You will be left inspired,recharged, and ready to surrender. Give it a listen!

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  • Hanna S
  • 14-12-20

Incredible story

Beautiful, vulnerable story and great narration!
will definitely keep this in my library and buying a hard copy !

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  • Kyle Strittholt
  • 07-10-20

Very Impactful

I’ve been listening to Jesus Culture music for years. I’ve attended their conferences. I’ve heard Kim Walker-Smith speak. She has always been very open with her struggles. I think this is so important because a lot of us tend to think people in ministry have to have everything together and perfect. This book isn’t necessarily “here’s the message and some real life examples to drive the point home,” like a lot of Christian books do. This is, “here is my life and my journey to where I am today. The good. The bad. The ugly.” These are real emotions and I feel like Kim does an excellent job of expressing herself. I am honestly glad I listened to it because it seemed only fitting to hear her tell her story. Take the time to listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-20

Loveeeed this book!

This book was beautifully written and incredibly inspiring! I highly recommend it to all! Kim Walker Smith is honest & so vulnerable telling the story of how much God loves her/ us 💗

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  • CDanielle
  • 24-08-20

A honest reminder that God's love is available

Eventhough I said I was taking a break from Christian "self-help" books, this more narrative, memoir style, honest account of Kim's life, touched me in ways I hadn't felt in a really long time.

To hear and know that even world renown worship leaders have struggled through childhood trauma, the ebbs and flows of the healing process and the perpetual questioning of Gods love and view of them has deepened my sense of God's love that is alive and c
active in my life even when I can't see it and can't feel it.

Thank you Kim, for sharing your heart, your brokenness and your healing journey.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-20

Vulnerable

Thank you Kim Walker Smith for your vulnerability. An encouragement of worship with Holy Spirit.

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  • Jamie L. Jones
  • 15-07-20

Just what I needed

I will listen to this book again. What an amazing testimony and such freedom in Jesus. I loved listening to Kim read and tell her own story! Thank you Kim for sharing! God Bless! ❤