Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Review: Lioness Arising

I recently was given the opportunity to review Lioness Arising: Wake Up and Change Your World

In Lioness Arising, Lisa Bevere challenges women to awaken the lioness within each of us. No longer should be be tame and caged, but lioness who will arise to the challenges of life, awaken to the strategy of hunting, and develop the prowess we possess. Be it helping to rescue women and girls who have been sold into prostitution, or “grooming” our young, we all have lioness instincts, and Bevere doesn't want us to ignore them any longer. While I did think this book went a little overboard with the lioness comparisons, it was still a great metaphor of how to live our lives. In community. With strategy. Playful. Watchful. Stealthy. Fierce. Fearless. With a mother's heart to all children, not just our own. As women, no two women are alike. Single. Married. Many children. No children. But that doesn't change the basic instincts many women have of compassion. Use that to change your world! Bevere does a great job of weaving her story of how she learned these concepts into this book. Talking with prostitutes in India to how she always makes her children hug her goodnight and how one benefit of that is she can smell them and often tell if they have been somewhere they shouldn't. She allows us to see the questions and concerns and challenges she faced as she started to develop the lioness within her. Yet she doesn't chart the course for each individual. She encourages every woman to find what inspires them and come into that strength that is unique for each person.

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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are my own.

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