A Fearless Leader

In the wake of #metoo and during the dawn of a new women’s empowerment movement, it is more important than ever to equip and arm our daughters with truth. I have two daughters and I want them to know and cling to the truths about who they are, what they are capable of, and most importantly where, or better, Who, their strength comes from.

 My daughter, a fearless leader, demonstrating a classical Bo Staff stance shortly after receiving her black belt.

My daughter, a fearless leader, demonstrating a classical Bo Staff stance shortly after receiving her black belt.

I was recently introduced to the Called and Courageous Girls book series (find their website HERE). Contrary to what society believes about the Scriptures, the Bible is chock full of female heroes, the Called and Courageous Girls series aims to highlight some of them.

In A Fearless Leader we are introduced to Deborah, an Israelite girl who, through her trust in God’s promises, faces down a Canaanite army. I love what she says to Barak, a leader of Israel’s army, after he refuses to go to war without her. “Certainly I will go with you, but because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” Judges 4:9

A Fearless Leader is Deborah’s story, well told and beautifully illustrated. I recommend it to everyone. I especially recommend it to anyone who has a child they are equipping and arming with truth about who they are and where their strength comes from.

Cautions and caveats: This book may change your view of what a woman can do!

 My other fierce daughter showing off her Batgirl skills.

My other fierce daughter showing off her Batgirl skills.

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