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9.27.2011

Book Review - Becoming Fearless


I'm looking forward to Women of Faith in St. Paul, MN in October where I'll get to hear Michelle Aguilar speak. I just finished reading her book that's due out this weekend.

Becoming Fearless: My Ongoing Journey of Learning to Trust God

Michelle Aguilar is the winner of season six of The Biggest Loser. Now she’s documented what she discovered in her journey to losing over 100 pounds. Michelle grew up in a Christian home and her family served in ministry, but shortly after she graduated from high school her parents separated and her reality conflicted with everything she’d been taught. She learned to stuff her feelings by stuffing her face, and soon, she lost herself in the shuffle.


Through the help of Jillian and the team at Biggest Loser, Michelle went from fear to fearless, eventually becoming a Women of Faith speaker and a voice for the I Am Second movement. I enjoyed her story very much and I could see some of myself in her.

Readers should not expect this to be a how-to book. This is a memoir. It’s Michelle’s story. Many readers will see themselves in her story, but it’s still a memoir. I found the book enjoyable, and through reading Michelle’s story, I think others will be inspired to face their fears too. It’s also an encouragement for those who feel like they have lost their faith, or they are disillusioned by what they think God expects of them.

I had an advance reader copy, so I haven’t seen the photo section that will be in the middle, but I think readers will enjoy having the photos. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Amazon for review purposes.

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