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Lisa Bevere's motivational kick-start for women, arm yourself with the Word, fight your battles and realise your dreams.
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‘Girls with Swords’ is a motivational kick-start for women to go beyond studying the word of God to wielding the Word of God. It’s time to fight your battles, realise your dreams and become heroes of faith in your communities.
All over the globe women are targeted and disarmed from becoming effective doers of the Word – prejudice, pornography, sex trafficking, abuse and ever ‘genercide’ ravage the female population. But Christian women have the weapon to fight back.
Using sword fighting terminology from the world of fencing, Lisa Bevere gives girls a pep talk they’ve never heard before – preparing them for battle. We are all a part of an epic battle, and God wants his daughters to armed and ready. Inside you’ll be trained to:
• Pray with Power
• Carry Your Cross
• Use Discernment
• Disarm Your Enemy
• Become a Hero, a Female Role Modal in Your Church
Lisa Bevere, who overcame her debilitating shyness due to losing your eye to cancer, travels the world to encourage women to pick up their swords and join the battle – no matter wants holding you back, you can make a real difference. ‘Girls with Swords’ is her passionate message to invigorate women, for the sake of the whole church. When women stand up and fight, you can transform the face of culture.
Girls With Swords by Lisa Bevere was published by Waterbrook Multnomah in February 2014 and is our 1464th best seller. The ISBN for Girls With Swords is 9780307457820.
If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it's now. Yet the Word of God is a sword we often are more comfortable studying than wielding. It's time we give girls swords and watch them connect heaven to earth. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide.
Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say more about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past. In Girls with Swords she explains a spiritual enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. It's time women become the heroes God created them to be and stand - courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise.
Creatively forging the imagery of swords, the Word of God, and the Cross, 'Girls with Swords' will teach you:
It's time to take up your sword and be a hero.
PART ONE: CHOSEN
Chapter 1: You Are a Target
Chapter 2: A Sword is Born
Chapter 3: You Might Be a Hero
Chapter 4: The Battleground
Chapter 5: The Cross as a Sword
PART TWO: EQUIPPED
Chapter 6: Becoming a Warrior
Chapter 7: Forging a Sword
PART THREE: ARMED
Chapter 8: Sword Words
Chapter 9: Sword of Harvest
Chapter 10: Sword of Light
Chapter 11: Sword of Song
Chapter 12: Sword of Silence
Chapter 13: Sword of Forgiveness and Restoration
PART FOUR: COMMISSIONED
Chapter 14: Cross Carry
“Girls with Swords is an impassioned war cry. Lisa Bevere is calling the women of the church to pick up their swords and join the battle.”
“In her book, Lisa weaves in fencing terminology, like ‘en garde’ & ‘lunge’ to enforce her message of the good fight. The Word of God has been studied, but it can also be wielded. And when women become doers of the Word our culture will shift and our churches will ignite. Lisa Bevere delivers her hard-hitting pep talk to empower you to talk up your cross and make a real difference.”
“Anyone looking for an intensive, assertive message to energize your Christian walk without the frills or fairy dust, ‘Girls with Swords’ is your kind of inspirational read.”
“Women, take up your swords! This book will give you new strength as you prepare to fight your battles armed with the truth of God. Get ready to be challenged and inspired by Girls with Swords.” — Craig and Amy Groeschel, pastors, LifeChurch.tv
“Lisa Bevere is one of God's most powerful voices for this time in our history.”— Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People and core speaker for Women of Faith.
“In Girls With Swords you will be challenged to join the ranks of Christians who are already moving forward in their faith. Don’t be taken out of the fight! Stand firm and experience spiritual victory.” — Pastor Steven and Holly Furtick, Elevation Church, Charlotte.
“Read this book with fair warning: you are about to engage in a powerfully courageous life!” — Christine Caine, author of Undaunted and cofounder of the A21 Campaign
“Girls with Swords is prophetic, biblical, instructive, insightful, and challenging! This is no sweet, girly pep talk; this is powerful stuff for both women and men.” — Judah and Chelsea Smith, pastors, The City Church, Kirkland, WA.
“As you read Girls With Swords you’ll be empowered to face your challenges with boldness and learn to live like a hero.” — Robert and Debbie Morris, pastors, Gateway Church, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Co-authors of The Blessed Marriage.
“In her own unique style, Lisa Bevere encourages the King’s daughters to understand that we are a part of an epic battle and that we need to be prepared. This is not the time to draw back!” — Holly Wagner, founder of GodChicks, author of WarriorChicks.
“No matter where you are in life, this message will empower you to “reforge your sword” and bravely face daily battles with courage and truth.” — Stovall and Kerri Weems, pastors, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, Florida.
“Her message will help inspire and prepare women, in particular, for spiritual warfare.” — James and Betty Robison, LIFE Outreach International.
After a string of plane journeys spanning over five countries, Lisa Bevere came home with killer jet lag. She collapsed on the couch next to her son, Arden, who was watching a movie. From watching this film Lisa was inspired to write this message.
Even after one hundred guesses, no-one could guess the film that sparked the idea for this book – it was ‘The Terminator’!
Confused? How could a Christian author get her idea for her book from a bad 80’s sci-fi (apologies to any fans). But give it some thought and all becomes clear.
Sarah Connor begins as a more than your average American women – working by day, dating by night, dreaming of a man to sweep her off her feet. Then a robot from the future is sent to assassinate her in cold blood. But a man from the future scoops her away in the nick of time only to explain she is the future leader of the Human Rebellion against robot murderers.
Overwhelmed by her earth-shattering day she yells, “I didn’t do anything!” (Here comes the inspiration for Lisa’s new book, ‘Girls with Swords’) The man replies “no, but you will!”
It’s this earth-shattering statement that knocked Lisa off her couch. In the midst of our weakness, our struggles and our insecurities is a future. We might not realise it now, you are caught up in a spiritual war. For Sarah Connor, it took a muscular Austrian to almost kill her to wake up to that reality!
In her book, ‘Girls with Swords’, Lisa wants to open your eyes to these earth-shattering realities:
• You are in an Epic Battle
• You have been Targeted so that You Become Powerless
• You have been given the Weapon to break those Chains: God’s Word
• You have a Calling on Your Life
• You can become a Hero of Faith!
In the first chapter, Lisa refers to C.S. Lewis and his startling book ‘The Screwtape Letters’, which document the demons discussion about disempowering women:
“All is summed up in the prayer which a young female human is said to have uttered recently: ‘Oh God, make me a normal twentieth-century girl!’ Thanks to our labours, this will mean increasingly, ‘Make me a minx, a moron, and a parasite.” – The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis.
Lisa doesn’t want our churches to full of minxes, morons or parasites. She wants women to lead, women to conquer, women to take their rightful place and be active in their calling. This motivational book is punchy, direct and totally life-changing. Read it and join the fight!
|Author / Artist||Lisa Bevere|
|Publisher||Waterbrook Multnomah (February 2014)|
|Number of Pages||240|
|Page last updated||18th April 2018|