Some days I don’t feel like being a lioness. In fact, during this season of my life, it seems that most days I don’t feel like it. But according to Lisa Bevere, lioness-ing isn’t an action, it’s a state of mind. Well that’s what I learned from her latest book Lioness Arising anyway.
The book is all about that strength we as women possess. That God given, indwelling, fiercely female strength we all have within us – which we perhaps need to awaken (or allow God to awaken within us).
This is how Lisa welcomes the reader to her book:
To all my lioness sisters
who feel something wild, fierce
and beautiful stirring within them.
You are stunning.
You were born for this moment.
Don’t be afraid of your strength, questions, or insights.
Awaken, rise up, and dare to realize
all you were created to be.
After that, I was hooked on this Lioness idea. The book is about allowing our strength and passion to be awakened and even perhaps to let it engulf us and change us forever – for good. The world needs our strength – our protective, nurturing strength to war alongside our male counterparts (as opposed to against them). And this is where you’ll find a good helping of Godly, sisterly encouragement to do it.
As the saying goes, “Well-behaved women rarely make history” (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich) and Lioness Arising is all about that. Living out our God given destiny, despite our fears or doubts. Unafraid of making people mad or upsetting the status quo. Daring to be different and determined to be useful.
If you feel something stirring within you, whether it be a heart for the lost, a passion for justice, fierce protection for children – whether yours or others, perhaps consider getting a hold of this book. It’ll truly encourage you.
“If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.”
(Matthew Arnold, 19th century British poet and philosopher)