Now a New York Times bestseller!
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.
Bevere (Girls with Swords), a popular speaker, cofounder of Messenger International, and cohost of The Messenger with her husband, John, this time turns her attention to a woman's identity within the teachings of Christ and her place in God's kingdom. Eschewing temptations to succumb to unhealthy comparisons and unproductive rivalries, Bevere offers a path of humility to finding comfort in words of Christ. "You are the beginning and the end of you," she writes. Bevere, never one to shrink from tough topics, addresses issues such as what to do when seen as a rival, how to love fearlessly, and how to become a "deep well" of a woman. Many will thank her for her incisive chapter "Gender Without Rival," which addresses gender prejudices still rampant in the church. Underpinning her own observations, Bevere also fills the book with quotations from Scripture and female role models who range from Sarah in the Old Testament to early Christian Photina. Bevere's many fans will find much here to love, and she is sure to win more readers with her insights, effusive love for God, and candid explanations of personal challenges.