Friday, January 28, 2011

Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere

Lioness Arising- Wake Up and Change Your World by Lisa Bevere, is an empowering motivational book which is sure to help women tap into their inner strength for the greater good.  The author ties in the symbolism of the power and might of a lioness with key biblical verses. In true motivational speaker fashion, Bevere's book is sure to encourage its readers.  Through the use of personal anecdotes and biblical verses- the author pinpoints common misconceptions of women, and challanges the sterotypical views of women, portraying the dangers of outdated views which only serve to diminish the power and roles of women.

There is only one concern with the book.  On the surface, this metaphor, of the lioness, is very effective.  Yet the origins of this private vision are somewhat questionable.  The image of the lioness and its symbolism is taken from a vision that the author had within a dream.  She attaches supernatural/  spiritual significance to her dream.  In my opinion, the metaphor of the lioness need not be based on a dream to be inspiring and empowering.  In fact, the suggestion that it is possibly a divine or supernatural vision through a dream adds an element of question.  As a Blogger for Water Brook publishers I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review and the opinions expressed are my own.

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