"I dare you," writes acclaimed Christian music artist Natalie Grant and renowned author and speaker Charlotte Gambill in their forthcoming book, Dare to Be: God Is Able. Are You Willing? "The challenge that I dare you presents is one we all respond to differently," they continue. "Some see it as an opportunity to prove themselves, others hear it as a challenge to their competence. Yet it's often the 'I dare you' moments that push us beyond where comfort could keep us and the familiar would fence us in."
Inspiring readers to step into the fullness God designed for them, Natalie and Charlotte challenge readers to re-embrace those "I dare you" moments, which were so prevalent in childhood, and dare yet again to unlock their full potential with childlike excitement and biblical courage. Dare to Be will be releasing on September 7 with Harvest House Publishers.
Dare to Be unveils the honest account of two girls who embarked on a journey that began with a dare. Natalie and Charlotte share with readers their highs and lows, the lessons, and the moments that became pivotal.
In 2012, Natalie and Charlotte founded Dare To Be and hosted their very first Dare To Be Live Event (designed to give women the experience of a large conference packed into a single evening). These nights include storytelling, worship, and inspiring moments of recognition and honor.
At each event, Natalie and Charlotte take an offering to help lift the burdens of a woman they're planning to honor in the next event city. Over the years, cars have been purchased, mortgages paid, and tuitions covered. The hope for each of these evenings is to open up space in women's hearts, daring them to embrace all they're created to be in Christ. Since 2012, Dare To Be has become so much more than an annual event. It has become a community for daily connection for women around the world.
Now, a series of Dare to Be books are being added to that brand. The premier book shares the core of this message, empowering readers to break away from the mundane and start living to magnify God to find and fulfill their divine destiny.
"We are believing and praying the pages will bring an impartation of God's spirit. That's why we want you to not just read each chapter, but also start to write your own story," Natalie and Charlotte share. "We invite you to take the same dares we took, to dare to believe, to begin, to build. We are praying that as you open every chapter, the Holy Spirit will guide and nudge you where you need to pause, reflect, and maybe step into the unknown with your all-knowing God."
Natalie and Charlotte invite readers to read, journal, worship, pray, and embrace not just the words on the page but the adventure that awaits. Readers will ask themselves, "What if the best chapter of my life is yet to be written?"
Dare to Be will challenge readers to break away from the mundane and start living to magnify the One who wants to ignite them to fulfill their divine destiny. This book was written for fellow dreamers who know that they're called into the fullness that God has predestined for them. Dare to Be is here to cheer them on--to strengthen their soul and encourage them to venture beyond life as they know it.