Just a warning, I have two book reviews that are long overdue, and I’m gonna be posting them today. I’m a part of two book-reviewing programs, and I’ve kinda stopped doing it over a while. But, now that I’m reading a lot more again, I’m trying to fire it up. (Free books. Why not?)
First up: Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere
I read this book for the first time about a year ago, shortly after it came out. It was a good read then, and I felt inspired by Lisa Bevere. She calls out to women of faith to rise up and change their world. Using the imagery of a lioness, she demonstrates how women are strong, capable and fearless leaders -- and most important, needed, in the church and in the world today. The book was good, a simple read. However, it got fairly repetitive.
However, this book was even better when I chose to do it in a group. Over the summer, I had a chance to hear Lisa Bevere speak at a conference. In her message, she said that it was time for women to rise up and start leading. I was at the conference with some of my closest friends, and afterwards, we started to meet together every other week to pray and grow together as friends. Inspired by Lisa, we chose to read this book first.
Most of us found the book to be repetitive, but the message was clear: we are called to live and work and fight and grow together. As women, and as believers in the world, are voice, our perspective and leadership are needed. But we are called to do it, not alone, but together.
If you're going to read the book, I'd highly encourage you to read it in a group of other like-minded women. Lisa's book, read together, will help you learn to fight for, instruct and grow each other.
***I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. (As part of their Blogging for Books program).