Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review: Without Rival: Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison by Lisa Bevere

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4391 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 080072724X
  • Publisher: Revell (Aug. 16 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Book Description

There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we'll turn on ourselves and each other. It's a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose. 

In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God's love breaks these limits. You'll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for--connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to 

  • Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you
  • Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of
  • Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible
  • Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life
It's time to step forward to live a life without rival.

"A powerful, prophetic, and inspiring book."--Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

"Imagine the world if each of us understood how loved and valued we are. In her book Without Rival, Lisa Bevere encourages us to know and understand that we are uniquely created and loved by God. Because we are, we have each been given a crucial and important role to fulfill in God's plan. This book is an invitation to pursue God and the mission he has for you."--Holly Wagner, pastor and author 

"We live in a culture that is filled with wandering souls looking for identity in all the wrong places. This book is a true compass that points men and women to the real source of our spiritual identity. We belong to God, he has chosen us, and we are loved uniquely. Lisa does a masterful job of bringing these timeless truths to life. This book is a must-read!"--Brady Boyd, pastor of New Life Church, Colorado Springs, and author of Addicted to Busy 

"In Without Rival, Lisa shares the penetrating truth about who God cr
eated us to be and how he loves each of us personally and uniquely. After reading this book, I can't imagine anyone ever doubting God's love for them!"--Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of Fresh Air and Four Cups 

"If you have ever struggled with your identity, this book will be a game changer. Understanding who we uniquely are in Christ transforms us from playing it safe to taking our place in God's great plan of redemption."--Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People and core speaker for Women of Faith 

"If you struggle with feelings of worthlessness or lack a sense of purpose, Without Rival is just what you need to silence your inner critic. God has positioned you to find contentment in the midst of any circumstance and live a life without comparison."--Pastor Steven and Holly Furtick, Elevation Church 

About the Author

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 cohost of the weekly television program The Messenger, which broadcasts to 214 nations. She and her husband, John Bevere, also a best-selling author, make their home in Colorado with their four sons Addison, Austin, Alec, and Arden.

My Review

Without Rival: Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison by Lisa Bevere is the first book of Bevere's that I have read. Without Rival is a book selection of the Propel Women bookclub and this is why I choose to read it.

Lisa Bevere's Without Rival will probably appeal to women most but men should read it as well. Rivals is such an interesting subject. Bevere's book help us to overcome our feelings of rivalry towards others. What brings on these feelings of rivalry...the enemy of course. Seeing everyone as a rival is very limiting to our Christian life.

There are 10 chapters in Without Rival:

  1. An Identity without Rival
  2. Our Unrivaled God
  3. A Promise without Rival
  4. Don't You Dare Compare!
  5. When You're Seen as a Rival
  6. Gender without Rival
  7. The Rivalry of Fear and Love
  8. Deep Wells and Wishing Wells
  9. A Daughter without Rival
  10. A Life Unrivaled
 Each chapter has discussion questions at the end. There are also discussion questions at the end of the book for each chapter but those questions pertain more to the videos that can be utilized in conjunction with Without Rival if you are doing a group bible study. Would this be a good book for a bible study? Definitely yes in my opinion.

Without Rival is a fascinating, uplifting and revealing book. I highly recommend it.

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