Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings

Dare to Bloom: Trusting God Through Painful Endings and New Beginnings

by Zim Flores


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Either by choice or by circumstance, we all encounter times of starting over. Seasons of hardships, abundance, seeking, and struggle all have a purpose because growth demands change. Dare to Bloom urges us to be both vulnerable and resilient in new seasons of life as we boldly position ourselves for what God has for us next. Serial entrepreneur and author, Zim Flores (neè Ugochukwu), reveals the challenges she's faced and how even her failures have helped shape her sense of purpose.

Her parents had big plans for her life. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Zim Flores was uprooted from her community as a young girl, marking the beginning of her quest for true identity. Though she experienced unprecedented worldly success as a teenager and young adult, Zim declares that even when we feel pressured by the world around us, our true identity is never at risk.

In Dare to Bloom, Zim offers practical and hard-won truths about:

  • How to reclaim your true identity
  • How to surrender your desired outcomes to God
  • How to move forward after broken friendships
  • How to find comfort during your darkest hours
  • How to navigate new beginnings with hope for whatever is next
  • How to joyfully participate in your own story—even when you don't know what the future holds

Dare to Bloom is a powerful gift for readers in times of transition or struggle who need a reminder that their true identity never changes. It empowers those who feel stuck in their current circumstances to follow God obediently into the unknown, finding joy in each new beginning. Inside you'll find:

  • An elegant ribbon marker and a gorgeous presentation page for easy gifting
  • Breathtaking photography from Zim's travels
  • Thoughtful questions for reflection at the end of each chapter
  • Zimisms—wisdom-filled phrases from the author

When everything changes around us, it can be easy to think that we're only as good as our last success. Though our identities are challenged day by day, Dare to Bloom encourages us to reclaim our identity in God, who is unchanging through it all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400218691
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 12/08/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 286,322
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Named a leader using her voice and talent to elevate humanity by Oprah Winfrey, Zim Flores (née Ugochukwu) is the founder of Italicist, an online styling service that helps women discover modest clothing they love, without the time commitment. Previously she was the CEO of Travel Noire, a boutique travel company reaching millions of travelers each month. In 2017 she sold the company to pursue Christ. A serial entrepreneur, Zim is a Forbes “30 Under 30” awardee who has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, ELLE, Glamour, The Nation, Essence, and NPR, among others. She often writes in faraway places and lives with her husband in Illinois. Connect with her at www.zimism.com and @zimism.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 An All-Weather Purpose 30

2 Selah 48

3 Fresh Oil 76

4 From Cupbearer To Ruler 96

5 When They Can't Stay 108

6 Tracking Transitions 130

7 When Crisis Comes Knocking 148

8 Pack Light 160

9 We Don't Need Rain 186

10 The Shadow Proves The Sunshine 202

Acknowledgments 217

Image Credits 220

About the Author 223

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