Girls With Swords by Lisa Bevere *GIVEAWAY*


GirlswswordsTitle: Girls With Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero

Author: Lisa Bevere

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Release Date: February 12, 2013

Website: http://messengerinternational.org/

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“…know the weight of your moment in history…” – Girls With Swords

Do you know that you have a divine purpose and have been chosen, equipped, armed and commissioned as a strategic part of this spiritual battle raging daily around us?

C.S. Lewis said: “There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God, and counter-claimed by Satan.”

Too few recognize that they have been divinely placed in where they are and in the time that they are in for a reason. It is time for women to reach a recognition of position. As daughters of the King there is a measure of authority that you walk in. However, it is your choice as to the position that you take in this battle be it an unarmed civilian, victim, a prisoner of war, or a hero. There is no safe middle ground.

Lisa states that women taking hold of their identity is a crucial part to taking up their swords (the Word of God) with the power and authority that is delegated to them.

Riddled with profound truths  Girls With Swords is a must-read for women. It is all about recognition of position and recognition of who God is. 

You are a target. The attacks that you experience have much more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past. “…know the weight of your moment in history…” If you have ever wondered why you are here, what your purpose is, who you are or why you are in the circumstances that you are, this is the book to read. You have a divine purpose in your time at this very moment. Girls With Swords will open your eyes to the war, the weapons and the worth! I highly recommend it.

Other books by Lisa Bevere include:

Lioness Arising, Nurture, Fight Like a Girl, Kissed the Girls and Made them Cry, and The True Measure of a Women. These are just a few of her titles and each come highly recommended.

Lisa Bevere is a best-selling author, international speaker and co-host of The Messenger television program.

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I am Woman, Hear Me Roar – Lioness Arising Book Review and GIVEAWAY!


UPDATE: The winner has been randomly selected and notified. Thank you all for participating and reading!

Lioness Arising (Click here for an excerpt)

Awaken!

In “Lioness Arising” Lisa Bevere urges her fellow women to Rise up and recognize their position as a Lioness. This book captivated me so much and I simply could not put it down! This powerful message came in a timely season of my life resulting with a stirring in my heart to awaken and respond.

This title is based on Numbers 23:24 – “These people rise up like a lioness; like a majestic lion they stand.”

Truly, this has been the most powerful book that I have read in a long while. This is the call to rise up like a lioness – combine ease with strength and rest with power and a fierceness combined with gentleness – this is a message like I have never heard before.

Lisa writes, “God did not save you to tame you!”

We are called for more than this! It is time for the women to awaken and to rise up!

This inspirational book is a call to awaken “to a life of fierce passion”, to “wake up and change your world!” I highly recommend that every woman read this! Old or young, there is no mistaking the need for today’s women to take a join voices for the Pride!

This book will change your life!

Other books by Lisa Bevere include:

Nurture, Fight Like a Girl, Kissed the Girls and Made them Cry, and The True Measure of a Women. These are just a few of her titles and each come highly recommended.

Lisa Bevere is a best-selling author, international speaker and co-host of The Messenger television program. You can get more information by clicking on the links below.

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***To enter to win a copy of Lioness Arising leave a comment below telling why you are a lioness. Then share this post with your friends via facebook, twitter or e-mail. The Winner will be announced on March 15, 2012***

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as a part of their Blogging for Books program.

What Are You Waiting For? – An Interview with Author Dannah Gresh & GIVEAWAY!


The winner of the giveaway has been selected and notified. Please feel free to comment still and join the discussion! 🙂 

I have had the privilege of interviewing Dannah Gresh, best-selling author of And the Bride Wore White, 5 Little Questions That Reveal the Life that God Designed For You, The Secret of the Lord, and multiple others including What Are You Waiting For?: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex which we are talking about today. She is the co-founder of the ministry Pure Freedom. Dannah is a wonderful woman with a great message which she shares unashamedly and in the direct way that today’s young women need to hear.

Brittany: If you could sum up your goal in writing What Are You Waiting For? in one sentence, what would it be?

Dannah: I want today’s young women to have a sexual judge on which to base their sexuality.

We can’t just make decisions, we need to know what God’s intentions are for us.

Brittany: In What Are You Waiting For? you mention “a greater revelation of a much deeper love.” How would you describe this greater love?

Dannah: It’s the all-consuming everything-we-hope-for dream-of-love. This love between God and us is the most beautiful banquet table, and we get it so mixed up with mud pies.

Brittany: So many girls are acting out on their want and desire for attention and “love” and the results of pursuing that can be devastating. What is the greatest factor that they are missing?

Dannah: Probably at the core of it they don’t know who they are in Christ. They reach out for the mud pie because they don’t know they are a princess who has been invited to a love feast with the king.

Brittany: What is the biggest misconception that young women have that is addressed in your book?

Dannah: They don’t think sex is going to hurt them. Because it is so common and casually treated that they don’t understand it hurts when it is misused. We are designed to be monogamous and when we are not in a monogamous relationship we need to heal.

Brittany: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Dannah: I am burdened for the 20-something culture to muscle up on the theology of sexuality. We gotta muscle up!

Thank you, Dannah for being with us and sharing more on a biblical view of sex and sexuality.

Check out Dannah’s website at: http://purefreedom.org/

Also check out her blog where she posts “unashamed answers about sex, beauty and girlhood: http://purefreedom.org/

And finally, to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Dannah’s What Are You Waiting For? The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex comment on this post leaving your name, age, and a comment about how having a healthy and biblical view of sex and sexuality applies in becoming a “godly lady-in-waiting”.

NOTE: As this is written to an older audience (mainly senior high and college girls) I would recommend it for the audience to which it is written and no younger than that.

So…one last thing:

What are you waiting for?

NOTE: winner will be chosen at random by generator on Friday, February 3, 2012 and will be notified here and via email.

True Beauty – Interview with Erin Davis & GIVEAWAY!


Hey girls! Today I have an interview with Erin Davis author of Graffiti: Learning to See the Art in Ourselves and True Princess. She is first a wife and mother, and also an author and speaker with a true passion for God. So read on and join the conversation!
Brittany Ketter: As I have been writing on the Single Season, I have been wanting to touch on the topic of loving yourself and seeing your beauty. And just based on that, I thought, who better to help share that message than you? I believe that an important part of being a godly lady-in-waiting is being confident in who you are and in who God created you to be. I have seen for many that beauty is an area where confidence is lacking. So I am really glad that you are here to join us today and talk about it.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Erin Davis: Well…my name is Erin Davis. I live in Missouri with  my handsome hubby and two little boys, Eli (age 3) and Noble (age 1). I am a writer and have written several books including one on true beauty titled “Graffiti: Learning to See the Art in Ourselves.” I also write for the blog http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com and freelance for some magazines like ec. I travel quite a bit speaking to young women about God’s truth. I am highly involved as a youth coach for the youth group at my church, where my husband is a pastor. I love Milk Duds! And…most importantly I am a passionate follower of Jesus. I delight to point others toward His transforming Truth.
Brittany: That’s awesome! You said that you do quite a bit of speaking (I’ve had the privilege of getting to be there for one of those events!) what is it in your mind that you want those listening to take with them when they leave?
Erin: It is always my prayer before I speak that those in the audience would see right past me. I don’t want it ever to be about Erin Davis but about God’s Truth. My specific goals for the audience change based on the type of event or why I am speaking, but ultimately I always want it to be about the Gospel. I want those who listen to me to hear the Good news that God is in the business of saving us…from our sin, from our pain, from our bondage, from ourselves. I always pray for an opportunity to preach the Gospel in a way that rings true.
Brittany: So, getting on the topic of beauty and loving yourself, how would you define beauty?
Erin: I think beauty is that part about us that makes us lovely. Of course part of beauty is outward and I think it is important to note that outward beauty is not a bad thing. But there is also such a thing as inward beauty. These are the traits that make us appear lovely to others like compassion, gentleness, service. Beauty has to do with those parts of ourselves that draw others to us.
Brittany:  In our world today, what do you think is the biggest bad influence is that changes our perception of ourselves and what beauty really is?
Erin: You know there are lots of elements of our culture that we can point to as the problem, but the Truth is that magazines and TV shows and airbrushed models aren’t the real enemy of beauty. Satan hates beauty because our God-given beauty points others toward God, so Satan sets out to destroy it. When it comes to beauty, Satan is the ultimate enemy. When we realize this, we can stop fighting against the culture fight where the battle is really being waged.
Brittany: Amongst those I talked to, many of them said that they want to be beautiful because they want to be noticed. This was something that was said that really stuck to me as I write on the Single Season, and are hearing how these girls just want to be noticed. Who of us doesn’t want to be noticed? But based on their statement, what would you say to those who want to be recognized for their appearance?
Erin: Of course you want to be noticed. We all do! But the kind of attention you are seeking can never ever satisfy. I bet your readers have had guys pay attention to their beauty before, even if it was just briefly. Does that satisfy? No way! It just leaves us craving more attention. And when that attention doesn’t satisfy we are my hungry to be noticed than ever before. They key is to know what God says about you in His Word, to believe it, and to let the attention that God has already lavished on you be enough.
Brittany: Is comparing yourself to others really that dangerous? And how does comparing affect our perception of ourselves?
Erin: 

Yes! It really is that dangerous. You know what we are actually doing when we compare what we’ve got to what other girls have (and then secretly wish we were more like them in a certain area) we are coveting. This is serious business.
Here’s just a taste of what God says about coveting in His Word.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservent or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17).
That passage is part of the 10 commandments, meaning it really matters to God and has the potential to wreak havoc on the life of the believer.
James 4:2 says, “You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”
That’s the progression. We want a version of beauty that others have but we do not. It starts to eat at us as we long for it more and more. We may not kill for outward beauty but there are a million little deaths. Death of joy, death of peace, death of being a vibrant witness. Then we lose intimate friendship with other girls because we are too busy playing the comparison game. Our prayer life gets blocked because we are too busy focusing on ourselves and wishing for a different version of beauty that we can’t focus on Him.
When you play the comparison game, you are going to lose.
Brittany: What would you say self-love is?
Erin: The simplest definition is loving yourself. The world says you should love yourself because you have a lot to offer. This is dangerous logic. When we start to look at the issues of beauty and value from God’s point of view we aren’t going to discover self-esteem. What we are going to discover is that we have value because God created us and because He loves us. It’s about shifting our focus and changing where we get our sense of worth from.
Brittany: How important is it to love who we are? Why?
Erin: I wouldn’t say that we necessarily need to love who we are as much as we need to believe what God has said about is. It is a fine line between being confident because you think you have your act together and being confident because you are the daughter of the King of Kings. But, I would say that the issue of beauty is swallowing girls whole. I truly believe that if you can base your identity in Christ your struggles in every other area of your life will ease up.
Brittany: What purpose do you think loving yourself and seeing your beauty have in the “single season?”
Erin: If you don’t have the issue of who you are and why you matter figured out you are going to really struggle during the single season. The temptation will be much greater to compromise your purity and your standards because you will be looking for a fella to affirm that you matter. The result can be some really bad choices that can have lasting consequences.
Brittany:  I know that you have a book that covers quite a bit of what we are talking about today. Graffiti: Learning to see the Art in Ourselves, really has a great message! What is your biggest point in that book that you really want to drive home?
Erin: That God has much to say on the issue of beauty. Only by digging in His Word for answers to your questions about
your beauty and worth can you truly find peace with your beauty.
Brittany: What inspired you to write Graffiti?
Erin: I actually wrote it for a group of girls I was disciplining. I didn’t care enough about myself to investigate God’s Word for answers on the subject of beauty, but I loved them enough to roll up my sleeves and get to work.
Brittany: What can you tell us about your more recent book, True Princess?
Erin: It is a Bible study that looks at the difference between acting like a princess and living like a daughter of the King. God really challenged me when I was writing it! I think we all have a lot to learn about our place in God’s kingdom. True Princess is a great start!
Brittany:  Thank you, so much for interviewing! You have had a lot of great thoughts to share This really is a blessing and I appreciate you being here so much! Praying God’s blessings on you today!
Hey girls! Erin has agreed to do book giveaways here on the blog! So leave a comment below and then share this post with a friend! Facebook it. Tweet it. E-mail it. Spread the word! Beauty is more than skin-deep. It is a lifestyle.
The giveaway winner will be randomly chosen later this month.  🙂 
Blessings always,
Brittany L. Ketter

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