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Fight Like a Girl: The Power of Being a Woman

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  583 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Todays twisted pictures of gender roles create confusion over how a woman should define herself. Women and men are encouraged to move closer to center and away from the traits that distinguish male
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by FaithWords (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sarah Iskander
Sep 17, 2012 Sarah Iskander rated it it was amazing
Lisa Bevere's message of this book. We as women do not need to be like men to be powerful. Femininity is beautiful, powerful and different than men. God made us to "fight" the enemy, but in the way the He created us to do it, Men and women have different roles that God want us to play

This is a marvelous book that show women that it is a blessing to be a woman. We should be proud of the gifts of our femininity and stop apologizing for not being men. Scriptures are given that reinforce and suppo
Melissa Baggett
Jan 09, 2011 Melissa Baggett rated it did not like it
Garbage. Don't waste your time.

I actually hated this book. My dad bought it for me as a gift because of some of my ideas regarding feminism, and while I appreciated the thought, the book spat on feminism like, well, Jerry Falwell. It's not feminist at all; Bevere does not believe women have any real power to change things and can take little if any initiative to do so. The title alone set my teeth on edge: calling grown women "girls" disempowers them because it relegates them to the status of pe
Mar 14, 2014 Jacki rated it did not like it
I read this with the understanding that this was a book about spiritual warfare (from a girl's perspective). This is a very heavy and important subject. I was looking forward to some in-depth, Biblical instruction on how to deal with spiritual warfare. But the first chapter doesn't clearly specify this topic of spiritual warfare. In fact, I couldn't pick a clear reference to spiritual warfare anywhere in the book.

Lisa Bevere starts out talking about womanhood as if she's writing a christian take
Sep 02, 2007 Cindy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women
Favorite Quotes:
"I am not asking you to embrace denial or ingore the flaws or weaknesses you see. I am just asking you to not engage them in conversation. Rather than conversing about what is wrong, I am challenging you to take your gift of words and strenghten the weak places. It is time to speak the answer rather than the problem."
"Without the constant of light or truth to guide us, we've again made ourselves the measure of everything, and in the process lost our way."
"I wanted him to conform
Jan 18, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Excellent for those who are struggling with thoughts of being a woman. Women are not a problem . . . they are an answer! 'Paradise had a problem, and we were God's answer. Think of it! You are somebody's answer. You are something's answer. There is a problem out there only your presence can solve. There is broken and wounded heart to which only you can administer healing. You are a voice to the mute. You are beauty amid desolation. You are not a victim; you are an answer.
Oct 30, 2014 Chrissy rated it it was ok
As someone who takes pride in finishing what I start, I'm disappointed to say this one went back to the library a few chapters in. I was honestly very excited for this read after coming across several inspiring quotes by the same author, but the chapters I made it through went nowhere. When points were actually made, no solutions were offered. Though I would have liked to stick with this one until the end, I had other books on loan that took priority after seeing where this book was (or, really, ...more
Jun 05, 2010 Molly rated it it was amazing
I love Lisa Bevere,but I especially like the message of this book. We as women do not need to be like men to be powerful. Femininity is beautiful, powerful and different than men. God made us to "fight" the enemy, but in the way the He created us to do it. One of my favorite sayings was "men plan wars, women plan weddings" and in the end times, both are coming. Men and women have different roles that God want us to play and it made me excited to encourage my husband, children, sisters and everyo ...more
Dec 28, 2014 Elishua rated it liked it
"Gender alone does not qualify a man to lead, just as gender alone should not disqualify a woman. According to Scripture, if a man is not strong in virtue, he disqualifies himself regardless of his gender, just as women who were historically virtuous rose above perceived gender limitations." As a woman about to go into the ministry, this book was inspiring. When I feel discouraged or less equal to my male classmates, I will remember several passages from this book. Too long the Church has distor ...more
Feb 29, 2008 Charles rated it liked it
Recommends it for:
Lisa made tremendous statments within this book. I have devouted months of my time to reveiw and re-reveiew the materials she and her husband, John, have written.

I was not afraid to read this book as a man: I realized that to better help women in their fight is to understand how they must fight.

I was helped by this book, because I read it with an open mind - not closed by gender. Christ is bigger than gender!
Jan farnworth
Jan 02, 2013 Jan farnworth rated it it was amazing
We read this one in my book club and it was a very good book and the matching dvd set that went with really helped you delve into what the author was trying to tell you. Use what is in your hand!
Mar 13, 2015 Claire rated it it was ok
I am about halfway through this book and I literally cannot decide if I like it, or if it's horribly horribly misogynist. I have sort of a visceral gut reaction to statements like "The strength of women is different from the strength of men, and women can only achieve their true strength when they stop trying to achieve the strength of men," which, like, is TRUE, I guess, but it can have like a non-sexist Gloria Steinem meaning of "Each woman just has to learn to be the best possible version of ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Ann-maree rated it it was amazing
A wonderful thought provoking read about today's twisted gender roles and how they create confusion over how a women should define herself. And how can a women feel good about being female when society is constantly dictating what she can and should not be? How can you discern between what God's idea's on femininity and what are man's?
The power of being a women from God's perspective and how loved, treasured and adored by him we are.
May 31, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
I vascillated between giving this book a 2 or a 3. After all, it took me over a month to read this short, simple book. The first two chapters are based on the theory that today's women wants to be like men and that we don't like women. I have never believed either of these hypothesis. I did find a few bright tidbits within the book, such as "For us, the moment of change should not be our highlight, but merely the beginning. It should be our point in time when our light is the dimmest, yielding t ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Lindsay rated it really liked it
I thought it was a great book. As I read this book with a ladies bible study that it's okay to be a woman, and I believe that God has let me grow into the lady he wants me to be. I started reading this book when I was 19, but am now I'm 20 years old, and I think reading it at my age also helped me not be a girl anymore, but to be a woman and how to fight the power of being one. Doing this with a diifferent amount of ages has been nice to, as everyone has different opinions of things that were di ...more
Sumitra Naidu
Aug 20, 2014 Sumitra Naidu rated it it was amazing
Practical advise for women in finding themselves, learning to make relationships work in proper favour and being empowered as a woman in every sphere of her life.
Jul 05, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion
Any book with a chapter titled "What if I Don't Like Women?" is probably a book I should read. If you struggle to live within your gender identity this will be helpful. It's not really so much about fighting as it is learning to figure out your strengths as a woman.
Teresa Parker
Jul 11, 2012 Teresa Parker rated it it was ok
I really expected more from this read. I found myself bored and it was a definite put on your night stand to go to sleep book. It did however have some good scripture in it, but just seemed to jump around on topics. It did however have one good section on Debra, which I will use in a SS lesson as we are starting Women of the Bible this Sunday, having just finished up with the Men. Just don't know who I would recommend this too for them to read..........
Apr 13, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Love, love LOVE Lisa Bevere! She is a sista who tells it like it is but in an encouraging, positive way.
Dec 28, 2007 Shiloh rated it really liked it
I picked up this book earlier in the year and couldn't get into it, but picked it up again, wondering what Lisa had to say in the light Jean Assam being the heroine of New Life. Again it took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did I really enjoyed it and got a lot of insight.
Nov 15, 2015 Lolo rated it it was amazing
I think I highlighted 95% of this book. Truly.
Apr 25, 2008 Jaymebalexander rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Women
Recommended to Jaymebalexander by: CWOF
This is a fabulous book that show women that it is a blessing to be a woman. We should be proud of the gifts of our femininity and stop apologizing for not being men. Scriptures are given that reinforce and support her teachings.
Mary Van Luven
This is a powerful book for today's women. There is a call on our generation to rise up, embrace our feminine qualities and make a difference in this world. We are who we are and that is exactly what the world needs.
Oct 21, 2008 Kathie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Women who need self-confidence
Still reading it but is very good. I haven't suffered the lack of self-confidence to the extreme that the author has but have recognised some of what she's written about in me or those I love and know around me.
Mar 28, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Discover the true treasure and gift you are as a woman in today's world. Not wishy-washy or sing-songy. This is nitty-gritty and gets to the heart of a woman's inner struggle that causes outward conflict.
May 06, 2012 Shawna rated it did not like it
i read this in college and thought it was horrible. i remember thinking when is she ever going to get to the point?! i couldn't even finish the last few chapters.
Nov 30, 2007 Grace rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all women!
This is not a "feminist" book--it's just a great book for helping any and all women feel good about who they are, as a person and as a woman
May 15, 2008 Abbie rated it really liked it
Exactly what the title says......... Helps understand the power we have as ladies in everyday life and personally in your spiritual walk
Stacey Lynne
Aug 07, 2015 Stacey Lynne rated it really liked it
Excellent, scripturally based book on God's ultimate plan for His daughters. This is a keeper to be reread!
Judy Knight
Sep 08, 2010 Judy Knight rated it really liked it
I am digesting the ideas. This is a very insightful book; I wish I had read it earlier in my life!!
Lenora Coates
Aug 11, 2008 Lenora Coates rated it liked it
Lisa always has some great truths to share. I recommend watching the videos in a group as well.
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Lisa Bevere is a Christian author of the books Lioness Arising, Nurture, Fight Like a Girl, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, Out of Control and Loving It! Be Angry but Don't Blow It! The True Measure of a Woman, and You Are Not What You Weigh.
In addition to speaking at national and international conferences, she is a frequent guest on Christian television and radio shows. Lisa is also the cohos
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“There were many times when truth spoke to me, but I did not listen. Often it called to me, but I did not hear it. I was too busy listening to lies. Unfortunately, if you listen to lies long enough, when truth speaks you cannot hear or bear it.” 35 likes
“You see, counselors, teachers, and various organizations may all agree with you that you are handicapped, but God never will. He loves giving you the opportunity to face what you fear, because when you face what you fear you become fearless.” 16 likes
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