• Brave Surrender

  • Let God’s Love Rewrite Your Story
  • By: Kim Walker-Smith
  • Narrated by: Kim Walker-Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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I need a healing!

I love the raw openness of her life. I have struggled through my life with so many things and not that my story is the same I need healing still and I thought many times I had allowed God to come in and heal but it fears it’s ugly head. I find so much hope in Kim’s story of knowing that we need to keep going to Jesus with it and get it out. I’ve allowed it to hold me back for too long! It’s hurt me and those closest to me and I am tired of not having the closeness with Jesus all because I feel unworthy and allow Jesus to love on me. If you’re looking for a love that never falters and seem to not understand how this is definitely a good place to start! God bless May this get to each and every person needing these words of life spoken into them!

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What a beautiful testimony of God’s love!

I discovered Jesus Culture and Kim Walker Smith back in 2009. I was blown away with Kim’s uninhibited passion for worship and reckless pursuit of the presence of God. Now her amazing and honest story has encouraged me and helped me in my own struggle with my faith in God. Get this book! You you will be blessed, encouraged and maybe even changed!

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Kim Walker Smith has a wonderful story to tell.

My bet is you will listen to Kim's book more than once. There are so many important influences in her life that randomly show up I can see how she gets the title Brave Surrender.

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Beautiful Story of Surrender

After reading it makes me want to pursue Jesus even with all of my wounds.

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life changing!

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

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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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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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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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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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  • Miss Deborah M Challen
  • 08-10-21

Unmissable

Absolutely incredible, motivating, inspiring, challenging, provoking, heart wrenching, beautifully honest. I challenge anyone n ot to be changed by this book. Thank you Kim.

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  • 04-19-20

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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  • Bex
  • 02-10-20

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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  • Tracey
  • 02-04-20

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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  • Sophie Tee
  • 07-07-19

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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  • IAmNotACommittee
  • 05-26-19

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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  • DcB
  • 05-07-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-21

Brave Surrender

What a powerful and inspirational book. Raw and honest, unashamedly sharing God's love for us and His heart for relationships. Loves Kim's vunerability, her journey of faith, hope and trust and her passion for sharing her gift and leading others to Christ.

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  • 09-03-19

Kim is such an inspiration

Many times was I teary as Kim’s story touched my heart. Her life story is such an inspiration to me to go hard for what I believe God has in store for me, and that I don’t have to have it altogether to get started. Thank you Kim. My life has just taken a huge turn

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  • stephen john stokes
  • 04-21-19

Inspirational, devotional, sensational!

What a delight to listen to such a courageous faithful woman finding God, and the voice to sing about her love for his covering. Honest and Raw, but a true message of Love. Thank you for your Ministry.