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
“Courage to Be You surprised me: I had not expected to read so revealing and genuine an account from someone so famous. Gail opens up her life for us—and that of her iconic husband Larry. We find trials and heartache we may not have expected from people so successful, and we witness enduring images of the lessons for a meaningful life.”
I loved reading every bit of this. What a refreshing read! She shares incredible experiences and lessons with compelling honesty, openness, humor and compassion. I didn't want it to end, I wanted more!
—Al Carraway, Award-winning speaker and author of, "More Than the Tattooed Mormon," and "Cheers to Eternity.
“I was drawn into Courage to be You after the first few sentences. I immediately wanted to know more about Gail and what she has learned. By the time I finished the book, I felt like she was a friend. She shares insights in a way that feels like we had gone to lunch and talked over a bowl of soup and a salad with extra dressing. “
—Hilary Weeks, #1 Billboard Christian Artist
|Size||5.5 x 7.5|
|Published||Deseret Book 2018|
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 3 discs, Approx. 3.65 hours|
Okay this book was wonderful + beautiful. Gail is so honest and genuine. I felt like her experiences happened so we could all learn from them. Her book made me feel I could be better and that I am already doing better than I thought. I feel like she was a friend who was encouraging me to be my best self.
I had never heard of Larry or Gail Miller but after reading the reviews from Hilary Weeks, Brad Wilcox and John Bytheway, all people I greatly admire, I was excited to give it a try. I listened to it with Plus but I will be buying a paper copy. It was really like listening to an old friend or grandmother give you the best advice and fill you up with inspiring words and love. Words I will reread and refer back to. I love how she spoke about marriage, money, serving, and finding your voice. I’m so glad she wrote this book!
I loved the honesty of Gail’s words, and the opportunity I had to review changes I could be making through her example. Inspiring book!
Listened to this beautiful book, "Courage to Be You", on my tablet from the Deseret Bookshelf Plus library. Loved listening to Gail tell her story. I feel like it was even more personal as I listened to her sweet voice. She had really great insight to relationships. I was inspired and felt a connection to Gail because of losing my voice during marriage and divorce. Enjoyed hearing about her parents and how she grew up. Gail is a great example of the true meaning of serving others. It made me want to improve my service to others and at the same time I did not feel like "less than" in my service just because I haven't done everything Gail has done. Thank you Gail.
Gail's wisdom was a welcome treat! She didn't whitewash her challenges, thus making her declarations even more inspiring. An old acquaintance once said of a woman she admired, I would love to take "Colette Lessons." Listening to this book has been and enriching opportunity to take "Gail Lessons."
I love this audio book. Hearing Gail Miller tell her story in her own voice is the only way to experience this wonderful book! Thank you , Gail, for your inspiring words. I intend to recommend your book to all my friends and even purchase it as a gift to those who could use your wisdom!! Thank you!
From the moment I read the first chapter, I couldn't put it down! Thank you, Gail Miller, for writing your book! I've bought and shared copies with my sister and friends. Faced with the challenges of today's world it is wonderful to read such words of encouragement that we can relate to. Bless you and Larry Miller for your example! Thank you ever so much!
Just about everyone knows Larry Miller. From the Utah Jazz to car dealerships, Larry H. Miller has become kind of a household name. All I knew about Gail Miller was that she was Larry's wife. Reading Gail's book, Courage to Be You, has been inspiring for me. She is an inspiration to me. She is an amazing lady. While reading the book, so many of her experiences could be related in some way, to my own. She's real, she's honest, and she's sincere with the things she has shared in her book. Her life wasn't always easy, they had their struggles too, just like the rest of us. Our stories will probably not all progress the way theirs did, (I know I'll never own an NBA team, or car dealerships...) but I know we are all children of our Heavenly Father, and He loves each of us. I really enjoyed hearing her story, and getting to know more about Gail Miller, the behind the scene support of Larry. This is a great book and I have already recommended it to friends.
Courage to be you is a thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting and inspiring book! I enjoyed every minute reading this well written, easy to read story recounting Gail Miller’s rags to riches life. Her reflections are down to earth, Christ centered, and “real”. It is refreshing to read about Gail’ successes, failures along the way, all while becoming the person Heavenly Father intended for her to be.
If you like reading how other people meet their trials head on and emerge with a positive attitude, then this is the book for you. Sister Miller's gospel-driven approach to a variety of life's problems is a course in life advice. I especially liked the novel idea of the "Bucket Club" and her take on being patient - that we need to be actively patient as we wait patiently (you'll have to read the book to see what she means) - I found for that idea alone it was well worth reading the book. It has truly changed my outlook on what being patient really means. She hits all the major topics - Faith, Marriage, Motherhood, Hard Work, Money, Service, Friendship, Death, Patience, Success, and Your Voice. Jason F. Wright brought his beautiful literary touch to the book. It's not a long book and reads fairly quickly. The points she wants to make are succinct and valuable. Highly recommend!
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.