Monday, May 30, 2011

I want to be a lioness for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, April 16, 2011

Lioness Arising by BEVERE, LISA

I was hesitant to read this book, I didn't want a female empowerment book. This is not about empowerment exactly. This is a study of the characteristics of the lioness and how we, as women, should be reflectiong those same characteristics as we follow, not the king of the jungle, but the King of Kings.

Lisa Bevere relates very well how we can be a lioness, how we need to be a lioness for our families, communities, and our world. Very inspirational and motivating. I will read this book again!

One caveat is her rendering of 1 Timothy 3 and a women's role in the Church. I understand what she is trying to communicate, however, I do not think the Scripture quoted backs her up at all. Whenever you read any book and Scripture is referred to, be wise and look the passage up for your own benefit.

I had read reviews of this book long before ever decideing to read it. In one review the writer was upset that Lisa Bevere did not specifically tell the readers what we are to do. In my opinion, the only one to give us our life's mission is the Holy Spirit, no author or any other person has the right to do that. This book, however, inspires you to spend the time needed in prayer to find what God is calling you to do and to get up and do it.

I received this book free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.

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