These people rise up like a lioness;
like a majestic lion they stand.
The lioness rises from her slumber, a magnificent image of strength, passion, and beauty. Her mere presence commands the landscape, protects her young, and empowers the lion. In groups, lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them.
You too are a lioness.
Women, it’s time to…
God did not save you to tame you.
to a life of fierce passion.
To dangerous prayer, stunning power, and teamed purpose.
Your response could very well change your world.
Packed with remarkable insights from nature and a rich depth of biblical references to lionesses, Lioness Arising is a call for women to rise up in strength and numbers to change their world.
Jesus is, after all, the lion of the Tribe of Judah. And we are his lioness arising.
About the Author
Gary J. Oliver, ThM, PhD, a clinical psychologist with more that 30 years experience in premarital, marital, and family counseling, is Executive Director of The Center for Relationship Enrichment and Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University, on the faculty of Denver Seminary, on the executive board and national speaking team of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and author or coauthor of more than 15 books, including "A Woman's Forbidden Emotion", and with his wife, Carrie, "Raising Sons and Loving It".
Praise for Lioness Arising
“Lisa Bevere not only inspires us with roaring truths but also lives the life of a lioness. She is a committed Christian, a strong wife, a fearless mother, a bold speaker, and an extraordinary writer. Lioness Arising will inspire you to fulfill your God-purposed role in establishing God’s kingdom on earth. It is one of the most stirring books we have ever read.”
—James and Betty Robison, Life Today television
“Lioness Arising will help you to awaken the seeds of greatness God has placed inside you. Lisa’s passion to empower others will help you discover your value, purpose, and the amazing gifts you have to offer the world around you.”
—Victoria Osteen, co-pastor, Lakewood Church, Houston, TX
“Lisa Bevere sends out a clarion call to women everywhere to rise up and take hold of the power God has given them. Whatever stage of life you are in, Lioness Arising will empower you to realize the strength, courage, and direction God has set before you.”
—Ed Young, pastor, Fellowship Church, and author of You! The Journey to the Center of Your Worth
“Lisa’s book is a God-inspired word to women. It is time to shake off oppression, get rid of whatever has held you in bondage, receive God’s grace, and do whatever he says to do.”
—Sharon Daugherty, senior pastor, Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, OK
“In Lioness Arising, Lisa Bevere paints a compelling picture of the impact the fully awakened Christian woman can have in her spheres of influence—from her individual life, to the church, to the world. Those who read it will be stirred to push through the boundaries in their lives and take hold of God’s purposes for them.”
—Stovall Weems, senior pastor, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL
“As a co-laborer for the cause of Christ, Lisa Bevere reminds us that the feminine form embodies love, hope, joy, and tenderness, without sacrificing courage, strength, and confidence. This book will remind you that God sees our dreams before we ever see them ourselves. It will inspire you to rise up in your calling and advance Christ’s kingdom across the earth.”
—Brian and Bobbie Houston, senior pastors, Hillsong Church, Australia
“In Lioness Arising, we can hear God’s heart through Lisa, calling women to arise in strength and fierce power and get their hands dirty! Stop peering out from behind the safety and passivity of tradition, and let him position you in his kingdom ‘for such a time as this.’ We cannot afford to wait any longer—there’s too much at stake.”
—Ron and Katie Luce, founders, Teen Mania Ministries
“Compelling and thought-provoking, Lioness Arising will challenge you to be all God designed you to be.”
—Margaret Feinberg, author of The Sacred Echo and Scouting the Divine
“Every female on the planet should read this God-inspired message—a wake-up call for women to rise up and challenge the status quo! Lisa reminds us that we as women are at our best when we lay aside our differences and work together to bring solutions to the world’s problems.”
—Nancy Alcorn, founder and president, Mercy Ministries
“Lisa Bevere’s prayer is that something fierce, beautiful, and wild will be awakened in you as you read this book. Lioness Arising will live up to its title because Lisa is someone who makes the world a better place.”
—Dino Rizzo, lead pastor, Healing Place Church
“Hope will arise as you catch a glimpse of what could happen if every woman was fully awake in her moment in history. Read this book and awaken the lioness in you!”
—Charlotte Gambill, founder and director, Cherish Women’s Ministries, and senior associate pastor, Abundant Life Church, UK
“Lioness Arising is not for the fainthearted. It’s a call to action for women to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and step into the pain of this world, bringing the healing touch of Jesus to those who are bruised, crushed, and broken. If you’re tired of wanting what you don’t have, and you’re ready to invest your life giving what you do have, this book is for you.”
—Marilyn Skinner, cofounder, Watoto Child Care Ministries
“Lioness Arising shows Lisa Bevere’s God-given ability to shed light on spiritual principles as she shapes a world where women rise up as the fierce and beautiful lionesses they were created to be.”
—Christine Caine, director, Equip & Empower Ministries, and founder, The A21 Campaign
“Lisa’s unfolding revelation of the lioness is both timely and important. All over the earth, we are witnessing an emerging generation of bold, beautiful women of God. Not only this, but a pride of lionesses whose strength and confidence are being restored through the power of the Holy Spirit and the healing sanctuary of the church. Not a power-hungry woman, but a loving, nurturing woman who knows her worth and walks accordingly in the earth today. Not a timid, cowering creature, but a woman with a new song in her heart, a song of radical freedom in Christ. This courageous overcomer is the lioness arising. This compelling work is for every woman who longs to be the answer in the earth today. May you find your inner ‘growl’ as Lisa leads you toward the Great Lion of Judah—the original Aslan—Jesus Christ.”
—Chris Pringle, senior minister, C3 Church
“In Lioness Arising, Lisa Bevere draws our attention to the natural fierce, protective aspects of a woman and demonstrates the power of women to battle for their destiny and the destiny of those they love. Let Lisa teach you how to operate in the power of God’s grace to pursue the ‘prey’ of disappointment and broken dreams and ‘embrace strength, develop courage, and effect change in the world.’”
—Bishop Courtney McBath, senior pastor, Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk, VA