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Freshman's First Book Encourages Young Women

April 5th, 2011

By Sarah Pride

CONTACT:  David Halbrook
Patrick Henry College
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A five-year journey for Patrick Henry College freshman Hannah Farver culminates this May with the publication of her first book, Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed by Radical Love, by Moody Publishers. With a foreword by Brett Harris, co-author of Do Hard Things, Farver’s book sets a vision for young women to live a life of purity, modesty, and femininity—motivated not by rules, but by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“Often, the Christian focus for women is on what to do,” explains Farver. “This didn’t click in my life until I connected the Gospel into my actions.”

Like far too many of her peers, Farver struggled with body image and eating disorders in her early teens. When she finally realized how common these issues were among teen girls, she embarked on an investigation to find out why. With a friend, she launched a blog entitled “Beauty from the Heart.” Before too long, this little blog became a popular stop for young women on the Internet.

“The blog was actually my friend’s idea,” Farver states. “I wasn’t inspired until I started to write articles and come to terms with my own issues. Writing helped me process and connect the dots between the Bible and my life.”

Freshman Hannah Farver, soon to be a published author

For the next five summers, says Farver, she continued to re-draft Uncompromising, as she learned and grew and settled on a publishing contract with Moody. Finally, during her first busy year of college education at PHC, she decided it was ready to see the light of day.

“I hope this book will help my little sisters and others like them to experience their teen years differently than I did. I want them understand how Christ is the one essential, and how He becomes the fuel behind everything else,” she says. “I want them to be free from legalism and extra-biblical teachings.”

Farver’s Uncompromising is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. She hopes that any teen girl, or mother of a teen girl, will find it useful as they seek to build their knowledge of Jesus Christ and their vision for godly womanhood.

Hannah Farver is a 20-year-old PHC freshman who has written both for her own blog and for Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s liesyoungwomenbelieve.com. She hopes to communicate truth and encouragement to other women for many years to come.