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A Place Called Braverly

Looking for your next favorite book? Check out A Place Called Braverly, co-written by Kristy Mikel and Kate Berkey.

A Place Called Braverly is a charge for the women of God to live brave, dream bravely, and influence bravery because the Father created them to be women of courage.

Too often, women allow shame, lies, and doubts to hold them captive to fear, forgetting that the Father’s design—for women to live with bold purpose and daring dreams. Every day, the café and sewing center Braverly seeks to empower and train women from oppressed people groups on the Thailand/Myanmar border, but its heartbeat extends well beyond Mae Sot. Inspired by the work being done within Braverly’s walls, A Place Called Braverly is filled with the vulnerable stories of two missionaries: Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel.

A Place Called Braverly journeys through Scripture as well as Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel’s personal stories to discover what it looks like to live bravely—saying yes in the everyday, dreaming beyond limits, and influencing and encouraging bravery in others as followers of Jesus. Within the pages of A Place Called Braverly, readers will interact with creative writing pieces, artwork created by women from Braverly, and unique ways of connecting with the Father. In the end, Berkey and Mikel hope to demonstrate how this heartbeat is more than just the mission of a ministry in Thailand. It is the battle cry for all women.

“I am always looking for people to live courageously–no matter how imperfect their courage might be. In Kristy and Kate, I see two people who lead by example, choosing to “live brave, dream bravely, and influence bravery.” I have been to Braverly in Mae Sot, Thailand, and I have seen the courageous women who inspired all of this. There’s nothing quite like a group of women who find the bravery they need to step into their divine callings as daughters of God. In A Place Called Braverly, you will meet this courage head on and will find the strength you need to choose bravery every day.”

| Jessica Honegger, Founder & Co-CEO, Noonday Collection and Author, Imperfect Courage

“In A Place Called Braverly, Kate and Kristy speak as warm, engaging, and wise friends, encouraging us to dream courageously and audaciously as we lean into the Father’s love for us. Through beautifully interwoven personal stories and Scripture passages, you’ll come away feeling like you know the authors and, even more importantly, their Father more deeply than you did before. What a gift!”

| Peter Greer, President and CEO, HOPE International

“This is a joyful and inspiring book bursting with stories that feature two who have been on a wonderful journey with Jesus into the world. You will feel that you’re best friends with Kate and Kristy as they share from their hearts and reflect on lessons learned along the way. The joy they possess is obvious and this book encourages us all to live more “braverly” as we follow Jesus.”

| Terry Linhart, Ph.D., Author, The Self-Aware Leader and Global Youth Ministry