Brilliance Awakened:

21 Devotions to Embrace Your God-Given Potential

by Nicole Smithee and Alexandra Brown

Let’s face it — being a woman in today’s world is hard. We are either too weak or too strong. Too fat or too thin. Too supportive or too ambitious. Too basic or too high maintenance! When can we get a simple straight answer?

Jesus’s messaging to women was never mixed, cruel, or toxic. In fact, Jesus defied the labels and limitations women had known, time and time again. His interactions with the women brought radical redemption, restoration, and transformation to their lives. You can experience this same liberation too.

Brilliance Awakened will awaken you to a greater understanding of who God created you to be: a woman no longer tempted to distort her body, conform her personality, stifle her dreams, or ignore her convictions.

Each topic throughout this book is designed to expose you to radical and loving truths found in God’s Word, while also providing you with 21 devotionals, reflective exercises, and prayers that will empower you to cultivate wellness, pursue purpose, and make the difference you were born to do!

Book Reviews


Brilliance Awakened is the most uplifting and refreshing book I have read regarding my purpose, potential and value as a woman. The daily devotions are honest, frank and have provided me a solid foundation to move forward with the plans and purposes God has designed for me. The book is written with the right mix of relevant topics, personal story telling, straight forward advice and simple but meaningful prayers to go with each devotion. I am so glad I found Iridescent Women and this book, it’s changed my life!

– Loren


I have enjoyed this devotional series…THANK YOU to the authors (Nicole and Alexandra)!! It’s easy to follow, the writers provide very practical reflection questions while challenging you to explore beneath the surface of the theme/topic presented for the daily devotional reading. This is a great resource for every woman, no matter what stage she is at in life. If you need a reset, encouragement, and/or reminder of who you’re called to be as a woman in Christ then this book is for you!

– Tre’Shonda S.


I love this devotional. It is written in bite-size chunks, easy to digest on a busy schedule, but rich in substance! It walks through the foundational pieces of building a confident, healthy core that leads to a life of goodness and value. It confronts, comforts, contends with the present-day cultural norms toward women, and empowers the inner brilliance of every divinely created woman, woven together with the potential to make the world a better place.

– Natasha

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