Gail Miller might seem as though she has it easy—now. But she has experienced challenges in nearly every aspect of her life: financial struggles, family trials, and personal loss. Through it all, she has had courage to move forward and remain grounded in her faith.
In Courage to Be You, Gail encourages readers to find their own path—with the help of the Lord. Her candid stories and personal insights about faith, hard work, grief, and many more topics are both fascinating and inspiring.
"I hope as you read about my journey," she writes, "you will recognize a gem or two of truth that may be useful in your journey. Hopefully, you'll recognize you're not alone in a confusing and complicated world."
Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and visiting about the things that matter most. It will fill you with courage and determination to be the best "you" possible.
“I’ve long admired the Miller family and always wondered whether their matriarch, Gail, was the secret ingredient behind their myriad accomplishments. After reading Courage to Be You, the wondering is over. What a strong, humble, loving leader, wife and mother! Her courageous story – and her life – are an inspiration the world needs.”
—John Bytheway, Bestselling Author, Speaker and Educator
“Because I admire Gail Miller so much, it was such a privilege to be invited into her private thoughts and to better understand what drives her. She’s so powerful and intelligent, yet so warm and kind. I love her courage! This is such a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable book.”
—Jenny Oaks Baker, Grammy Nominee and Billboard No. 1 Violinist
“In Courage to Be You, Gail Miller becomes the wise friend and life coach you’ve always wished for. Beautifully written and packed with personal experiences, this book offers valuable advice about what matters most: faith, family, friendship, hard work, and creating your own definition of success. Learning how Gail found her own voice will give you the courage to find yours. This book is a treasure.”
—Brad Wilcox, author of The Continuous Atonement and Changed through His Grace
“I confess that at first I thought Gail Miller's book Courage to be You was for women. But reading about her journey as a stay-at-home mom, wife, mother, grandmother, corporate executive and humanitarian makes me want to be a better man.”
—Michael McLean, Singer, songwriter, creator of The Forgotten Carols
|Size||5.5 x 7.5|
|Published||Deseret Book 2018|
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 3 discs, Approx. 3.65 hours|
This was a wonderful read. I love the emphasis on realistic expectations and rising to meet challenges and opportunites life gives. What a wonderful example of persistence, growth and love Gail Miller is. She is down to earth, relatable and inspiring at the same time.
This book was recommended to me at a time when I most needed to hear the experiences and insights of Sister Miller. Having lost several family members in a very short time, I had questions that she answered which have fostered faith and courage, I hope, as well as patience and humility. Her words have brought peace. Having a daughter and friend who have recently had spouses pass away, I will eagerly recommend this volume for their comfort and encouragement to live life fully and with faith that there will someday be a welcome reunion.
It was both refreshing and inspiring to meet Gail Miller through the pages of 'Courage to Be You'.When you see a person from a "distance" it is easy to be judgmental and cast unrealistic expectations on them. 'Courage' is an opportunity to meet up with a dear friend from your past and pick up where you left off. Gail, you are real, and your passion and attitude toward life truly is uplifting and thought provoking, and lends one to self reflection to journey down a path of self-discovery and new resolves. My greatest take-away is in remembering . . . "I've been poor and I've been rich, but none of that really matters because I'm the same person either way." Thank you Gail for having the 'Courage to Be You' and sharing your life's lessons with me!
I enjoyed reading this book. She is so open and honest about the day to day challenges that she faced. It helped me to see my own challenges in a more open and positive light. And gave me the ability to overcome, even when times are hard or not ideal. I would recommend this book to all my friends.
I began reading this book on a trip to St. George, Utah and could not put the book down. I would share some meaningful remarks with my husband about what I was reading. I felt that Gail expressed with courage many things in her book honestly and openly. Many times we try to sugar coat life and yet she has captured what real life is like. The fact that she opened herself up about her life with Larry H. Miller, their struggles and successes, not only with each other, but in the business world and with church was refreshing. It actually has given me courage to look at my life and how I am doing. We have decided that this is such a great book that we are giving it to all nine of our children.
I was surprised by this book. The first chapter or so, I wasn't too sure about it, but the more I read it the more I enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised by the end how enjoyable it was.
This is a very interesting book. Full of insight into the more personal side of a public figure's life. She shares many personal growth and development situations from her life and encourages others to be strong. Its not really a "doctrinal" book, it is about how life experiences change and shape us and how the gospel of Jesus Christ makes us stronger and better.
I loved how she was vulnerable and open about her life experiences. She lifted me, by my hearing her trials I was strengthened. Our all knowing all loving wise Heavenly Father has a tailored plan for each of us to help us learn to be more like him. I found my self smiling and thinking wow we are all more alike than we think.
I really didn't know what to expect from this book but was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed getting to know more about Gail and her insights into life. Her experiences were very interesting and what she learned from them very inspiring. It made me ponder on my own life and how I could contribute more by having the courage to do so.
I started flipping through this book without the real intention of reading it. I found it interesting so I decided to listen to the audio book version of it and it was so good! I didnt really know Gail Miller, other than the fact she was married to Larry H Miller. I dont know what I expected, maybe some one who is really stuck up (sorry!), but I did not expect her to be so real, down to earth and just honest. I could relate a lot with her. I loved listening to this audio book. I couldnt stop listening and I wrote down a million quotes from her. I really recommend this book for everyone, especially adult women. I really enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't know who Gail Miller was until I started to read this book. I felt like I was sitting in her living room while she was giving me advice. She is so honest and sincere in the telling of her and her family's story. I feel that there is so much that I can take away from this book.
Such an interesting book! I was surprised and fascinated at the path of Sister Miller's life. I found myself bookmarking many of the quotes from this book. I am a Relief Society President and found so many great quotes and ideas. I can be a more effective leader because of the chapters and advice. Initially I was thinking that Sister MIller was "on her soapbox" but she was so sincere and honest. I would recommend this book to any woman.
This was really a great book. It was an easy read, not preachy but very insightful. When I started reading the book I had no idea who the author was and was very surprised when I figured that out a few pages into the book. Having lived in Utah at one time and knowing the Larry Miller brand made the book even more interesting. Her candor and honesty shows what an exceptional woman she must be.
I had a hard time putting this book down. I could relate to so many things Gail shared. I have had to learn to have enough courage to be me. I have been going through some tough times lately and reading this book help me to remember we all go through tough times but with Heavenly Father's help we will make it.
I really enjoyed Gail Miller’s book Courage to Be You. I liked how honest and frank Gail was about her life. Before I read this book I knew who Larry Miller was but I didn’t know much about his family and their lives. I enjoyed reading about Gail’s life, her childhood, her marriage to Larry Miller, her kids, and how her life is now. She had some great words of wisdom. She has a great attitude about money and seems very service oriented. I was so interested in this book that I read it in one sitting.
I read this book in one sitting because i just couldn’t put it down an I felt it was written for just for me! My life parallels Gail’s in so many ways even to the end when she felt she “lost her voice”.
Gail, I can’t believe you would ever think what you feel and think might not be interesting or helpful to anyone or that your life story might not be interesting. Please write more. Continue on with more of your life lessons. I will be forever grateful for reading this at this time in my life. I am in my sixties and you would think someone of this age would have life figured out. I certainly don’t. I lost my voice several years ago before a divorce. Your Counseling advice made me stop and think hard because my voice is “really” gone. Most people cannot hear me any longer. I need to find it again and figure out what happened to the courage to be me went