Fight Like a Girl: The Power of Being a Woman [Lisa Bevere] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bestselling author and speaker Lisa Bevere . Fight Like a Girl has ratings and 49 reviews. Sarah said: Lisa Bevere’s message of this book. We as women do not need to be like men to be powerful. 5 quotes from Fight Like a Girl: The Power of Being a Woman: ‘There were many times when truth spoke to me, but I did not listen. Often it called to me.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fight Like a Girl: Offering a biblically inspired alternative to modern culture’s mixed messages regarding female behaviour and design, Lisa Bevere argues that women should embrace the difference between them and men and celebrate the unique aspects of femininity.
Hardcoverpages. Published May 1st by Faithwords first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Fight Like a Girlplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 17, Sarah Iskander rated it it was amazing. Lisa Bevere’s message of this book. We as women do not need to be like men to be powerful. Femininity is beautiful, powerful and different than men. God made us to “fight” the enemy, but in the way the He liwa us to do it, Men and women have different roles that God want us to play This is a marvelous figjt that show women that it is a blessing to be a woman.
We should be proud of the gifts of our femininity and stop apologizing for not being men. Scriptures are given that reinforce and suppo Lisa Bevere’s message of this book. Scriptures are given that reinforce and support her teachings.
Jul 08, Jacki rated it did not like it Shelves: I read this with the understanding that this was a book about spiritual warfare from a girl’s perspective. This is a very heavy and important subject. I was looking forward to some in-depth, Biblical instruction on how to deal with spiritual fifht. But the first chapter doesn’t clearly specify this topic of spiritual warfare. In fact, I couldn’t pick a clear reference to spiritual warfare anywhere in the book.
Lisa Bevere starts out talking about womanhood as if she’s beveree a christian take I read this with the understanding that this was a book about spiritual warfare from a girl’s perspective.
Lisa Bevere starts out talking about womanhood as if she’s writing a christian take on feminism. Some of it I agreed with; some of it I didn’t. All in all, it doesn’t really matter because her writing style made any potential point of hers muddled and confusing.
Any point that I did pick up from her was shallow and unimaginative. Every once in ten pages, she’d talk about some kind of war. Actually, there was a chapter on preparing for battle–mostly filled with references and elaborate reenactments from Lord of the Rings and Narnia apparently they make better points than the Bible when it comes to how women should deal with spiritual war.
But I was never very clear on what kind of warfare Lisa was talking about. It mostly seemed to reference a social struggle, but then there was talk of “bloodshed” bever going into battle.
Later she says that we’re not fighting flesh and blood, but uses flesh and blood to make every point there after. By halfway, I was ready to give up on the book. She hadn’t mentioned a single thing about the spiritual realm that we’re supposedly fighting. She referenced fiction novels and movies!
And more than half of what I had read was nothing but metaphor interrupting an anecdote interrupting another metaphor which somehow managed to contract the first metaphor. For instance, on page 65 “arrows” are children, but on page 75 “arrows” is a metaphor for prayer which somehow doesn’t work in “close range,” if I’m reading her metaphor correctly: I’m not entirely sure.
These complaints don’t even cover half of what I was frustrated with. She has an entire chapter on wisdom, which she doesn’t even define correctly according to Proverbs which she does eventually quote She makes a number of bold statements that she never supports claiming that she doesn’t need a “theological dissertation” on it.
She takes Bible passages out of context, quotes only half the verse without noting it, and takes off on flowery illustrations of knights and ladies without nailing down likw Biblical point from the verse she just used which had everything to do with the government, by the way. Her take on the sword of the spirit is absolutely appalling, misleading, gorl sad.
Finally, I read the following statement and gave up ,ike faith fiight her to know much about anything: I’m not reading this book anymore.
It may be less pink, and he may not give a damn whether you’re a woman or man reading it, but at least he knows what he’s talking about and makes his points about spiritual warfare clear and with strong Biblical backing.
Aug 17, Melissa Yael Kisa rated it did not like it Shelves: Don’t waste your time. I actually hated this book. My dad bought it for me as a gift because of some of my ideas regarding feminism, and while I appreciated the thought, the book spat on feminism like, well, Jerry Falwell.
It’s not feminist at all; Bevere does not believe women have any real power to change things and can take little if any initiative to do so.
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The title alone set my teeth on edge: When you actually open the book, it gets worse. It’s the same old drivel you get whenever you read so-called “Christian” literature geared toward women: My ideas are more in line with “a woman fights when she sees a fight worth fighting, regardless of male involvement” and “there is absolutely no reason a woman cannot defend herself and hers or will automatically lose a fight, physical or otherwise. Bevere talks about Deborah, one of my favorite characters from the Tanak’h, but seems to miss the point of the story–Deborah wasn’t in back of the battle because women don’t fight until last; she was in the back of the battle because she was a LEADER, calling the shots.
There is also some idiotic tangent about gemstones and jewelry and how nearly all women like them. It’s been a little while since I read the book, but for any woman who ever doubted that she was weaker than men or subject to their leadership by virtue of their maleness, this book serves to nauseate. View all 4 comments. Sep 02, Cindy rated it liked it Recommends it for: I am just asking you to not engage them in conversation. Rather than conversing about what is wrong, I am challenging you to take your gift of words and strenghten the weak places.
It is time to speak the answer rather than the problem. We are defined by who we are in the fire. Sep 13, Chrissy rated it it was ok. As someone who takes pride in finishing what I start, I’m disappointed to say this one went back to the library a few chapters in. I was honestly very excited for this read after coming across several inspiring quotes by the same author, but the chapters I made it through went nowhere.
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When points were actually made, no solutions were offered. Though I would have liked to stick with this one until the lime, I had other books on loan that took priority after seeing where this book was or, really, As someone who takes pride in finishing what I start, I’m disappointed to say this one went back to the library a few chapters in. Llke I would have liked to stick with this one until the end, I had other books on loan that took priority after seeing where this book was or, really, wasn’t going.
Jun 05, Molly rated it it was amazing. I love Lisa Bevere,but I especially like the message of this book.
God made us to “fight” the enemy, but in the way the He created us to do it. One of my favorite sayings was “men plan wars, women plan weddings” and in the end times, both are coming. Men and women have different roles that God want us to play and it made me excited to encourage my husband, children, sisters and everyo I love Lisa Bevere,but I especially like the message of this book. Men and women have different roles that God want us to play and it made me excited to encourage my husband, children, sisters and everyone around me Feb 12, Charles rated it liked it Recommends it for: Lisa made tremendous statments within this book.
I have devouted months of my time to reveiw and re-reveiew the materials she and her husband, John, have written. I was not afraid to read this book as a man: I realized that to better help women in their fight is to understand how they must fight. I was helped by this book, because I read it with an open mind – not closed by gender. Christ is bigger than gender! Jan 12, Laura rated it it was amazing. Excellent for those who are struggling with thoughts of being a woman.
Women are not a problem. You are somebody’s answer. You are something’s answer. There is a problem out there only your presence can solve. There is broken and wounded heart to which only you can administer healing. You are a voice to the mute. You are beauty amid desolation. You are not a victim; you are an answer.