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About the Book

Book:  Made for Brave
Author: Alyssa Galios
Genre: Christian Memoir, Widowhood, Cancer
Release Date: November, 2019
MadeforBrave_CoverEFrom the testimony viewed over 100 million times on the internet:
“I am so sorry I have to deliver such awful news.” Shaking his head, the doctor muttered, “You are both so young.”
A young woman in her twenties with a future and a plan for her life comes up against a tragic nightmare when her handsome and otherwise healthy husband is suddenly diagnosed with a rare inoperable cancer. As her husband’s beliefs grow stronger, Alyssa’s dreams evaporate, and her faith slips away when the worst happens.
Experience soul-searing pain and miraculous moments of joy in this poignant true-life account. Journey with Alyssa as she grapples with life and death, faith and unbelief, disappointment and hope in a search for answers that takes her beyond grief to peace and a surprising new love.
Along the way, you’ll find answers to the questions you may be asking in your own life:
  • Where is God when it hurts?
  • Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?
  • Can God make something good come out of bad?
  • Does true love ever strike twice?
Made for Brave is a striking example of how God can create overwhelming good from even the worst of life when we choose to partner with Him.

Click here for your copy.

About the Author

AlyssaAlyssa Galios is a writer, speaker, social media influencer, and coach. Founder of the #MadeforBrave movement and CEO of the Made for Brave Company, Alyssa is known for helping countless people create better lives through faith, family, and fitness. Her life story has been featured on sites like Yahoo NewsChristian Post, Fox News, HuffPost, andViralized. Alyssa and her husband Jay run their business out of their home north of Seattle, where they happily raise their daughters. For more information, visit

More from Alyssa

Some people come into your life as bright as shooting stars. They zip across your horizon then, all too soon, drop back into the blackness. Though you can no longer see them, you are forever changed by their brilliance. This is just as it was with Nicholas Magnotti. Six beautiful years changed the person I will always be.
Before my strapping, young and handsome 25-year-old husband got sick, I missed a large part of the point of living. I was a workaholic mainly; a worry wort often; and I got really good at playing the comparison game. As such, I spent the first three years of our marriage living in selfish fear. Nick’s presence in my life taught me something I won’t ever forget… It taught me that every single moment counts and that what we do in love for others is the only thing that truly makes a lasting impact. And, eventually, the strong faith he exuded through his trials would cause me to question and rebuild my own faith.
The day that I said yes to a blind date with a gorgeous man I had never met… the God of the universe set into motion a series of miraculous events that I couldn’t have possibly ever predicted. He didn’t cause the bad parts of my story. Not at all. But, He saw those parts, from way off in the distance and game-planned so that it would all still work together for good and for His glory. You’ll be amazed at all the good He was able to create. And, the craziest part? He is so not finished yet.
Made for Brave: A Journey Through Devastating Loss to Infinite Hope is an uncommon love story and, at times, a harrowing journey but, more than that, it’s my true life journey that I know I have been called to share. I hope you will walk it with me and come away knowing you have always been made for brave, too.


This is a very honest and real look at what happens when things go astray in our lives. We meet a couple who are deeply in love and have a bright future as husband and wife. Their story is hard to read at times as they walk through a devastating diagnosis. Alyssa's husband Nick was a man who deeply believed in God and never faltered in His trust that God was right beside him. I cried as we find out what Nick is facing. There was hope that doctors could help him and you could feel them hang on for each bit of good news. Their journey is filled with up and downs and asking God why this is happening.

I know I have questioned God why he allowed my brother to pass away in March. Much like Alyssa I couldn't find the answers I wanted. Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things you will ever go through. Alyssa  shares her grief and anger in a way that readers can feel her pain. I knew how much she wanted her husband to be healed, but God had other plans. Her journey from grief to a new purpose give me hope.

The book is a look at a heartbreaking  illness and the toil it takes on not only the patient but the ones who love them. I found Nick to be very strong and continued to trust God and found peace when he knew was his destiny was going to be. I hope you grab at least two boxes of tissues before reading this book. It will tug on your heart but also show you faith, hope, trust and strength. Life is short and we need to make each moment count. We may not believe we have the strength to go through what Alyssa did, but we can. We are brave and can "do all things through God who strengthens us."  He has a purpose for your life and will give us the endurance to see it through. "With faith nothing is impossible."  

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, December 2
A Reader’s Brain, December 3
As He Leads is Joy, December 6
Simple Harvest Reads, December 7 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, December 9
Inklings and notions, December 10
Lots of Helpers, December 11
janicesbookreviews, December 12
Through the Fire Blogs, December 15 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Alyssa is giving away the grand prize package of  $25 Amazon Gift Card & a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like a very good read.

  2. I'm reading this book right now--what a testimony to God's faithfulness!

  3. My heart is already broken at this story -- so heartbreaking!

  4. The author must be very brave to share such deeply painful experiences. Thank you for sharing the book details

  5. This sounds like a wonderful and inspiring book.

  6. Deana, Thank you for the great review of this much needed book.