Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere



Jesus is the Lion of Judah, so for Him to relate with His people as lionesses makes sense. So when I saw this book, and knew that I trusted the author, I felt this was a must-read. Glad I picked it up.

Here’s the summary:

Awaken.

The lioness rises from her slumber, a magnificent image of strength, passion, and beauty. Her mere presence
commands the landscape, protects her young, and empowers the lion. In groups, lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them.

You too are a lioness.

In Lioness Arising, author and speaker Lisa Bevere offers the life and image of the lioness as a fierce and tender model for women. Revealing the surprising characteristics of this amazing creature, Lisa challenges women to discover fresh passion, prowess, and purpose.

Learn what it means to:

• be a stunning representation of strength
• fiercely protect the young
• lend your voice to the silenced
• live in the light and hunt in the dark
• raise a collective roar that changes everything

Packed with remarkable insights from nature and a rich depth of biblical references to lionesses, Lioness Arising is a call for women to rise up in strength and numbers to change their world.

Jesus is, after all, the lion of the Tribe of Judah.

We are His lioness arising.

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And now, my review:

Yes, this book was written with women in mind­—we’re the primary audience. But I loved that Lisa didn’t take a stance of “it’s about time we prove we’re better than men.” That is not the direction her book takes. Rather, this is a call to rise up and change the world. To live the potential we were created to live, meant to live. She presents her message, God’s charge, with humility, transparency, and boldness.

In the wild, lionesses don’t have to prove they have power. They just walk in their strength. No one dares ask them if they’re strong, capable, living their destiny.

With many insights from her own personal journey and studies, Lisa urges women to make a difference in the areas they feel called to impact.

This book will change your life, encourage you, challenge you and help to wake you up. Chances are, there’s more to this life than you’ve lived yet. More God is calling you to do. Lisa’s words will stir that calling to new life and light a fire under you to make it happen. If you want to live a purposeful life, to fulfill what God’s called you to do, this book will embolden you to make it happen, by God’s grace.

Highly recommended.

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