03 December

Annie F. Downs Helps Children Overcome Fear and Find Courage in ‘100 Days to Brave for Kids’ from Zonderkidz

Bestselling author of ‘Let’s All Be Brave’ and ‘100 Days to Brave’ guides kids through 100 devotions to find courage and bravery in new book

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2021—What does it mean to be brave? Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, the requirements of which are tailored to an individual’s unique life experiences—including children. Today’s kids are going through a lot, from bullying and anxiety to loneliness and loss, and though they may feel fearful or anxious, they’re already braver than they know.

In her new book, 100 Days to Brave for Kids: Devotions for Overcoming Fear and Finding Your Courage (Zonderkidz, Jan. 25, 2022), nationally known speaker and the bestselling author of Let’s All Be Brave and 100 Days to Brave, Annie F. Downs tailors her insight and encouragement for being brave to 8- to 12-year-olds, guiding them through 100 devotions that will help them overcome their fears, find courage, and discover the freedom and boldness that comes with being brave.

“We want to be brave because we want to be exactly who God made us to be, live the story He has for our lives, and not miss out on any good thing because of fear,” writes Downs. “This book is not about making you brave, it’s about showing you how brave you already are.”

100 Days to Brave for Kids helps kids see that they were always meant to be brave. From dealing with fears, anxiety, and difficult changes in life, Annie presents honest wisdom and humor giving kids the courage and confidence to embrace the plan God has for their lives.

Kids will discover:

  • How to be the best version of themselves
  • How to defeat fear so it doesn’t hold them back
  • Their unique gifts
  • How to create daily habits that will help them face any circumstance

Featuring a brightly embossed hardcover with glitter detail, 100 Days to Brave for Kids is the newest of Downs’s ‘Brave’ titles, and the perfect gift for readers ages 8-12. Other titles in Downs’s ‘Brave’ collection include 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self, 100 Days to Brave Guided Journal: Unlock Your Most Courageous Self, and 100 Days to Brave Deluxe Edition: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self, and Let’s All Be Brave, which will be repackaged and rereleased January 25, featuring a beautifully designed cover.

About the Author

Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, nationally known speaker, and podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her books include 100 Days to Brave, Remember God, Looking for Lovely, That Sounds Fun, What Sounds Fun to You? and Let’s All Be Brave. Annie hosts the popular weekly That Sounds Fun podcast and is a huge fan of bands with banjos, glitter, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and soccer. Read more at anniefdowns.com and follow her on Instagram @anniefdowns.

04 May

100 Days to Brave celebrates more than 100,000 units sold

Nashville, Tenn., May 4, 2018 – Bestselling author and nationally known speaker, Annie F. Downs, has reached a milestone: 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self, has sold more than 100,000 units.

The book released October 2017 and has become so popular that it is continuously flying off the shelves at these retailers: Amazon, Target, LifeWay, and Barnes & Noble stores.

“Annie comes alongside the reader as a friend and mentor, offering achievable steps to replace fears with courage,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books and New Media at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “We are so happy to see the success of this book and the huge number of lives it has impacted.”

Downs wrote 100 Days to Brave as a reflection of her own journey to stop allowing fear to hold her back. With honesty and relatable humor, the compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie has helped readers embrace the path and the plan God has for them.

“My life changed significantly when I stopped listening to fear and started to believe that I could be brave. I’ve seen it in other people, and I see it in myself, that amazing doors open (and all the right ones have closed) when I choose to take the courageous next step. It’s what I hope for all my friends and readers – that bravery would be their first option, not the last,” said Downs.

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Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God, and loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students and adults. Annie has written five other books: Looking for Lovely, Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, Speak Love, and Speak Love Revolution. Learn more about her at anniefdowns.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.