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16 March 2011 @ 12:09
Lioness Arising Book Review  

Book Review:

Lioness Arising - Wake Up and Change Your World by Lisa Bevere

This book was not what I had hoped for.  I wanted to like it - and it didn't disappoint me in every respect, but perhaps the flavor wasn't a good fit for me.  The theme of the book is that women can be a strengthy force ignited for God's purposes to change the world. 

One quote in the book says "...God does not need a band of domesticated daughters who spend their days baking and behaving well.  Nothing wrong with baking, but if that is all we do, God won't use us to change history.".  1. Nothing wrong with complete sentences.  2. I agree that if all women did was bake they certainly wouldn't make much history (except perhaps on the culinary front), but the book's statements often came across as not being worded as clearly as they could have have been.  3. Is the anti-thesis of behaving well not behaving well?  I don't think that the author meant this, but statements such as this and "will we wear our beauty comfortably?" came across as awkward and unclear.  This distracted from rather than amplified the message Ms. Bevere had to share, which was a noble one, but in some respects perhaps poorly shared.

When it comes to writing well, I cannot stress often enough: Specify, specify, specify.  What are you trying to say?  Say that instead of something unclear.  Clarify.  Polish.  With a little more editing and a bit less ambiguity, this book would have great potential.

Yet as I read it, I couldn't help hearing a feminist mantra "I am woman- hear me roar" repeat in my head, with a purified meaning.  Are women to be lionesses, daughters of a true Lion King?  Read this book to see how a comparison of animals in nature can extend to areas of your life, so that you might just change the world.

~ Lady Hannah ~

Disclaimer: Waterbrook Multnomah provided me with a complimentary copy of Lioness Arising - Wake up and Change Your World by Lisa Bevere, in return for my honest review.


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Lady Hannahspacious_soul on 17th March 2011 15:35 (UTC)
Re: Thank you
You are welcome! Thank you for looking at my review. God bless,
~ Hannah
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