Girls with Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero

Girls with Swords How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero If you don t have a sword sell your cloak and buy one JesusWhat if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible invincible and incorruptible weapon Would you use it Would you move beyon

  • Title: Girls with Swords: How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero
  • Author: Lisa Bevere John Bevere
  • ISBN: 9780307457820
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you don t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one JesusWhat if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon Would you use it Would you move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it s now Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficki If you don t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one JesusWhat if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon Would you use it Would you move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it s now Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past In Girls with Swords she explains how the 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 Take up your sword and be a hero 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, NC Lisa Bevere is one of God s most powerful voices for this time in our history Sheila Walsh, core speaker for Women of Faith

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    1. “…know the weight of your moment in history…” – Girls With SwordsDo 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 [...]

    2. This wasn't really what I was expecting. I honestly could have skipped the whole first section up to chapter 6, which along with a passage in chapter 8, was the most meat in the book. I guess I thought it was going to be more about spiritual warfare in a direct, applicable way, rather than descriptions of how to use God's word as a spiritual weapon. The final chapter was heavy on repetition and was one of the more difficult for me to stay focused on. As other reviewers have noted, Bevere relies [...]

    3. Girls with Swords: How to Carry your Cross like a Hero is Lisa Bevere’s latest book. I wanted to like this book. One of my “book buddies” at church loves her husband’s books, so I started into this book hopeful, only to soon feel she was stretching to reach her analogies. For instance, she uses the fact that the word sword is found in the words “God’S WORD”. To me this means nothing except she is trying to find anything to make her points. I would be much more impressed if that was [...]

    4. Lisa Bevere has long been one of my favorite speakers / authors and recently when her FB post asked for 100 people who would be willing to get an Advanced Readers Copy to review on amazon I jumped on it. I was pretty grateful for my little "present" from Jesus that I happened to be looking at that exact time - only a couple minutes after she posted. The 100 spots went quick. This book and it did not disappoint. Women fight differently than men, have different gifts and talents. Jesus’ kingdom [...]

    5. I wanted to like this one as I am ALL for women knowing who they are in Christ and wielding the weapons He has given us. However when a Christian book is based more on movie references and literary quotations than Scripture, I get frustrated. Bevere's big picture may not be off, but how she gets there is weak and unsupported by Scripture.Example: on page 19 she says that by keeping the letters and "only altering the spacing, you discover God's word is a God sword.This confirms in a unexpected wa [...]

    6. I loved the analogies to the sword and fencing. Like it or not, we are in a war with principalities and God is gathering his daughters to do battle. Grab your sword, ladies! Sharpen it with His Word and stand in His strength. Our lives and the lives of those in our sphere of influence depend on it!

    7. The back cover blurb made it clear this was not an in-depth Bible study about the Sword of the Spirit, but that the author would be using sword imagery to get across the ideas related to spiritual warfare, so I didn’t have any kind of preconceived notions about what the book would be about. I found this to be a nice book that I would give to any new Christian woman, because the book is a good introduction to the concept of spiritual warfare. I have done some more intensive and in-depth studies [...]

    8. I forgot to make when I read this. (The dates I put are 100% made up). I loved this and I recommend this highly, but it does talk about mature topics. So, like don't give it to a tiny kid.

    9. I pity Lisa Bevere's editor. I picture this exchange. Bevere: I wrote a book about spiritual fencing! Editor: There's nothing in here about fencing Bevere: I know. You can add random fencing tidbits in boxes at random places in the book. Editor: You're writing about various types of swords, including swords you made up, but you don't fence with machetes or flamberges or Bevere: I know! Isn't it cool? [Editor bangs head against wall.] The word salad that is this book trivializes spiritual warfare [...]

    10. I received this book as an advance copy to read and review. I am a huge fan of Lisa Bevere, and I love her books. I have seen her speak at many conferences. Lisa has a way of empowering woman. This book, Girls with Swords is just that. A very empowering book for women, that teaches us to fight the spiritual battles against Satan. The book has a lot of sword references, which are interesting. I am going to recommend this book to all my friends. It is a great read.

    11. This is probably a good small group bible study book But it didn't have the meat I was looking for. I tapped out early.

    12. Well, considering I’m not that into this kind of book, I’m really satisfied with its content. Its words came straightly into my heart! this is a good book to help us to hold our sword (the word of God) up and fight in His strength. We were not made to be afraid, we were made to be warriors! ⚔️

    13. This book brought me to a whole new level of encounter with the cross. It has made me realize that denying your self and taking your cross isn't about carrying a burden. It has released me to a mindset to feel burdened just because you have chosen to follow cross. Carrying your cross means taking your weapon with you everywhere you go so that you will be ready to fight the schemes of the enemy. The cross is your sword. It's your weapon.I like how Lisa Bevere uses the illustration of the differen [...]

    14. Absolutely, undeniably Spirit-filled. The beautiful wordplay, enlightening revelations, and empowering reminders will make their indelible mark in you. I think the best thing about this book is that every radical thought was honestly like a sword piercing your soul, and you have no other choice but to admit deep down that yes, this is God speaking to you! Lastly, this book was especially illuminating to me because here I found the essence of feminism, a subject I tend to gravitate towards yet ne [...]

    15. This book & the bible study weren't what I thought they were going to be. I was ready to dig deep into the word, to arm myself for battle. It felt like the whole book was explaining why we should dig deep, why we should use the word as a sword, and never got to actually applying that principle to our life. I saw Lisa Bevere at a women's conference and she is an awesome speaker. Her writing in this book was hard to follow. She repeated a lot of the same ideas and it was a bit of a struggle to [...]

    16. This book was a very timely book for me. I really needed to understand that as a daughter of the King we are a target of the enemy but our Fathers word, the language of Heaven is so powerful to push the enemy back and I stay standing strong in His promises. The battles we face are never against people, but against the enemies desire and obsession to see Gods children fall, but as warrior daughters of a warrior King, we are swords in the Fathers hand, declaring Gods love, light and power over the [...]

    17. Awesome book . . . Loved the analogy of swords and how they apply to my life as a "Girl" and as a Christian. Lisa is a wonderful writer and has used examples from her life to show that God is faithful. This book not only explains how the sword (the Word of God) is to be used but gives practical advice. Will be a reference book in my library. I especially loved the chapter - "Sword of Song" - a must read for any musically inclined person (even the one who just sings in the shower).

    18. I absolutely loved the message of this book and also the sermons Lisa Bevere spoke on this book. However, I feel that all the important and valuable information could be found solely in her sermons. Everything else mentioned in her book that wasn't mentioned in her sermons seemed like fluff and unnecessary information. It was still a decent read but you can get all of the same information from a 1 hour sermon on YouTube.

    19. In Girls with Swords, Lisa Bevere encourages women to make the choice to be heroes. The cross is our greatest weapon and as we study the Word of God as a whole and proclaim it we raise our swords to bring light and life. This book is a call to be prepared and trained. It equips you for battle as you read and apply the truths on its pages.Lisa Bevere is a great teacher and I will be reading this book again.

    20. I loved this book. It's a refreshing look at the spiritual war we fight daily from a female perspective. If you're serious about who you are as a Christ follower, this is a must read!

    21. Enjoyed this one so much I plan to read it again! Lisa delves into the idea of swords and spiritual battle from a fresh angle. Timely read for me!

    22. I loved this book, but I started reading it in 2013. This book counts on my challenge as a book I started but never finished. I finished it!

    23. When Girls with Swords first came out, I was immediately drawn to the message and vision behind this book. I encouraged and recommended it to all my friends and mibistry colleagues until I finally came to the realization I needed to read it myself. It's been on my "to-read list" for the past several months and it definitely did not disappoint. This book is all about the ways the Enemy targets daughters of the King. Satan attackz us through the devastation and destruction of violence aimed primar [...]

    24. I'm a visual person, so I loved the analogy of the sword woven throughout this book. I could picture my enemy coming toward me and feel that moment of hesitation as I decide whether to stand or run. The fencing facts sprinkled through the text strengthened these images I'd formed, and I easily translated them into lessons I needed to remember. And the image of the cross as a sword buried deep in the earth filled me with hope and determination to finish the path God's laid out before me like no [...]

    25. I listened "Girls with Swords" on CDs in my car. Lisa Bevere is one of my favorite 'make sense' female evangelists. Her words are easily understood and applicable in my personal life.I loved the way Lisa would insert 'fencing facts' and quotes by the historical or famous. I will remember many things I normally would not remember due to the associations in Lisa's writing style. I also have purchased the paperback so I may revisit sections I want to sear into my memory.

    26. I love the imagery and metaphors she gives for different swords. I love the revelation she provides on warriors vs. soldiers. I love the sword of worship, but the reason I gave 4 stars was bc it was scatter brained and the transitions were awkward. It took me a year o read this. But all in all I did get really awesome breakthroughs with the help of Lisa's stories and spiritual realities

    27. Lisa Bevere does a beautiful job of encouraging women to allow The Holy Spirit to work in their life strengthening them with courage and power! I have a new understanding of what carrying my Cross looks like, thank you Lisa! I love the sword analogies interweaved throughout and the vulnerability shared through her own story. I highly recommend this book!

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