• Don't Settle for Safe

  • Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable
  • By: Sarah Jakes Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,021 ratings)

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Don't Settle for Safe

By: Sarah Jakes Roberts
Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
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Publisher's Summary

Popular speaker and New York Times best-selling author of Woman Evolve, Sarah Jakes Roberts shows women they are not disqualified by their pain and failures and offers encouragement and strength to believe God’s best is still possible.

Everyone has experiences in their lives that stop them in their tracks and become burdens they carry with them everywhere they go. No one knows this better than Sarah Jakes Roberts.

Pregnant at fourteen, married by nineteen, divorced by twenty-two, and all while under the intense spotlight of being Bishop T.D. Jakes’s daughter, Sarah knows what it is to feel buried by failure and aching pain.

But when her journey brought her to faith’s fork in the road, Sarah found she had to choose between staying in the comfort of the pain she knew or daring to make new wounds and move forward.

Now Sarah shares the numerous life lessons she’s learned along the way with other women also struggling to believe they’re not disqualified by their pain and past mistakes. She delves into topics such as allowing the past to empower the present, choosing to step forward while still being afraid, facing struggles in the midst of community, finding intimacy with God outside of preconceived notions of what it should look like, and learning to focus on others.

In Don’t Settle for Safe, Sarah will help you:

  • View your history with positivity
  • Demolish destructive patterns
  • Connect with true intimacy
  • Repurpose your passion into to your purpose
  • Realize your true calling

With deeply personal stories of her own, Sarah helps listeners find their way to the right perspective and the confidence to walk toward the best God has for them.

©2017 Sarah D. Jakes, LLC (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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LOVED IT!! WISH SARAH WOULD HAVE NARRATED. 😀

I LOVED IT!! I WISH THAT SARAH WOULD HAVE NARRATED IT.😀 Loved when she said don't be in Relationship with a person you don't desire to be!!

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Not what I expected

I feel bad writing a negative review, but I need to be honest. She has a beautiful story, is incredibly vulnerable and I can see how she could reach a lot of people.

I however read a lot of motivational/self development books, and expected more nuggets to take away, rather than listening to her story. I was seeking more practical application to my life and my story. I felt like it spoke to a more oppressed woman, or someone whose past was holding them back.

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A Must Read!

Great book, I just found the narrator's voice to be a bit annoying so that made it hard to fully enjoy it.

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So Glad I Gave a Second Listen with an Open Heart

I didn’t make it through half of this book on my first attempt. The narration distracted me and for some reason it just sounded repetitive and boring. But the truth is, I probably wasn’t in a place to really appreciate the content and half listened.

Something told me this week to give it another try and I am so glad that I did. Sarah’s story is one of triumph and she speaks on a lot of topics that can be uncomfortable - like forgiveness and addressing your past 😊.

The book is remarkable and I highly recommend it. Ironically she even says in the earlier chapter that you may put it down but you will come back! I am looking forward to reading more from her.

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Book was ok

Many other reviewers commented on the narrator and how her tone or voice made it difficult to enjoy. I still wanted to give this book a chance. I did push through and found there were some nuggets of wisdom. But overall, for me the book lacked depth. It was ok.

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Amazing!


I could listen by audio. I usually don’t like audio books because the voice is annoying, but with this book it was interesting and kept me intrigued. Pastor Sarah gave so much confirmation and also validation of the thoughts that have crossed my mind in the past and thinking that still I discover presently. This book was a blessing and my prayer is that you too find connections that will help you evolve!

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hard to listen but GREAT to digest

it was a struggle to finish. not because of the content which was good. but because of the narration.

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TRULY A REMARKABLE BOOK!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is currently combating the fear of stepping into their full potential!

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Peace Joy and Love starts in your heart!

This book is a great help to hep one reelax, refocus, revive and recover to have a BRIGHTER FUTURE!

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Well written

Wow very beautiful, thank you Sarah for your inspiring words. I'm so happy I read this book :)

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  • RosePetal86
  • 11-11-19

Chillld lol

Dear Sarah you are one of the worlds best speakers... why Would you not narrate your own book?

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  • charz
  • 10-30-18

brilliant

absolutely love it 👌🏾 had to listen again ,l& again to take in all information given

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-29-20

Read and listened to it countless times

If you are serious about healing and becoming the best version of yourself- this book is an excellent accompaniment. It’s thought provoking, truthfully challenging and has the best anecdotes one could ask for. Sarah Jakes Roberts has a way with words that literally speak to those unspoken parts of you that are yet to be discovered. I have bought several copies over the years for some dear friends and family members because I fully know that this book
was a catalyst for my ongoing healing and metamorphosis.

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  • Miss C L Onslow-Bartlett
  • 04-26-20

Enjoyable words of wisdom

Great overview of what life can throw at us and how best to create positives from our learnings

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  • Elizabeth Okpeh
  • 01-09-22

could not put it down..

Finished in one day, if you are ready for it, this will definitely resonate, if not you need to wait until you are.

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  • helena
  • 07-29-21

Life changing

This is a life changing reflective read, prayer for growth for the evolving woman included

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  • 07-21-21

unlocking the doors

This book has given space, insight, grace and love to unlock the doors that bound and walk through to what is promised

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  • Vincia Burton
  • 01-28-21

Touches, refreshes and creates ponderment!

Loved this from start to finish, I will be reading again in hardcopy - got some notes to make!

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  • crazy,sexy,cool
  • 12-17-20

Great book

Sarah has really touched all the areas. She is completely relatable.
Cant wait to read her othwr books

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  • Fortue
  • 11-30-20

I wish she narrated the book herself

the book was okay, it definitely has some gems but is it memorable enough for me to recommend it? unfortunately no. If Sarah had narrated the book herself, I think it would have had a better impact 🤷🏾‍♀️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-20

Amazing story telling

I admire Sarah Jakes courage. To go thru what she went thru at 13 and become the woman she has become it takes great courage and discipline. Awesome read!

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  • Murielle Jean-Michel
  • 08-14-19

More than Good! Great!

Sarah, is a brilliant writer. Her way with words is truly a gift. The wisdom in this book is what truly blessed me. I was expecting it to be a book about ‘reaching for your dreams instead of settling’ but that was just the overhead. She highlighted the various areas in our lives where we can be tempted to consider settling after being broken, hurt or even wounded. Make sure you take out your note pad friend because you are going to need it!

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  • 09-20-18

Loved it!

Literally was me so good! Absolutely will listen and apply for the rest of my life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-17

To God be all the Glory

powerful! was in tears at times! thank you for yielding to the Holy Spirit and allowing him to use you! May God continue to use you and bless you! Thank you again Lady Sarah Jakes Roberts! You are an inspiration and a blessing to many!