Thursday, February 17, 2011

Not Worth My Time~

Lioness Arising seemed like it was going to be an empowering book for women, encouraging us to rise up and take our place in the world as God created us to do. I think Bevere had good intentions. 

Using the image of a lioness, Lisa Bevere clearly describes what she has observed and learned about lionesses in her studies; then compares it to what we, as women, can and should be doing. She had a good idea- but maybe more for a shorter devotional reading or encouraging article- definitely not enough to fill an entire book. Her image of a lioness was stretched too thin and she repeated the same points more than necessary. If you read the back of the book and the introduction, you’ve got it. 

My expectations for a book may be high, but I feel that any time spent reading needs to be valued, any space taken up on my bookshelf needs to be worth it, and any dollar spent needs to be wise. If you think similarly, this book isn’t for you. This book put me to sleep. 
Thankfully, Multnomah provided a copy of this book for me in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

Nikki Atkinson said...

Thank you for a honest review.