Warrior Chicks, Rising Strong When Life Wants To Take You Down by Holly Wagner

There is a lot in life we cannot control–a cancer diagnosis, the choices our children make, a spouse who leaves, disappointments in our career, a broken heart. But in those tragedies, big and small, we still have a choice:

Lie down and give in or stand up and fight.
In this inspiring call to arms against victimhood, Holly Wagner challenges women to enlist as Warrior Chicks. She shows women that they are beautiful just the way they are, they are destined to be overcomers in this life, and that the battle is already won for us. She shares the secrets of being equipped to fight the good fight and do more than just survive. As one who has battled many things in her life, including breast cancer, Holly shows how you can be either a casualty of the pain or a warrior who overcomes.

So what’s it going to be?

Warrior Chicks is a call to both practical and powerful action. It is a charge to live your life deliberately engaged with passion and purpose. Read and be empowered!”–Lisa Bevere, speaker, author of Fight Like a Girl

“This one will make you laugh and cry, yet it will inspire you to greatness as you discover that you are not a victim or a survivor but an overcomer!”–Nancy Alcorn, founder of Mercy Ministries

“Fresh, insightful, and inspiring. I know you will be blessed and encouraged to rise up and make your stand among an ever-increasing company of women.”–Bobbie Houston, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia

About the Author

Holly’s life is full and busy… just the way she likes it! Like most women, she wears many hats – wife, mom, pastor, teacher, author and cancer survivor.

Holly and her husband, Philip, co-pastor Oasis Church – a growing, relevant, multi-cultural, multi-generational church located in Los Angeles. She and Philip have taught many relationship seminars around the world and are committed to healthy marriages, especially their own! They love spending time with their two young adult children, Jordan and Paris, and enjoy seeing them fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives.

Holly is passionate about seeing women become who God has designed them to become, and to see every generation of woman extend a helping hand to the generation that is younger. Through the women’s ministry of Oasis, GodChicks, Holly seeks to blow the lid off the boxes that women have sometimes put themselves in and encourages women to be the amazing, world-changing champions they were made to be.

She has written several books, using her humorous yet challenging style to encourage readers. Her books include: GodChicks, examining with humor and honesty the many facets of being a woman of God, Daily Steps for GodChicks, a 90-day devotional which was written during her treatment of breast cancer, WarriorChicks, which uses Holly’s own life experiences to deliver witty, yet poignant principles for facing any crisis life throws at you, GodChicks and The Men They Love, which she wrote with her husband Philip, offers practical help for dating and building a marriage, and her newest devotional, Awakened, which is a daily challenge for all of us to awaken to our purpose.

Holly has been featured on many TV shows; Fox Family’s Parenting Show, Dick Clark’s The Other Half, Berman and Berman, TBN’s Praise the Lord and JCTV, the 700 Club, and recently The View. Holly speaks at churches and conferences all over the world, and loves living out the adventure God has given her! http://www.godchicks.com/blog/

Read an excerpt HERE

My Thoughts

Whether you are in the middle of a battle, coming out of one, or already a Warrior Chick, this book is for you!  Every woman should have a copy to read and keep as the Go To source for empowerment. Full of personal testimonies as well as examples from women of history, Holly shares how that we are not alone in our war and that many strong women, through the strength from the Lord, have gone on before us.  She reminds us that we are not called to be soldiers but warriors.  Warriors are in the battle, and that is where God desires us to be. 
Holly calls us to be empowered overcomers.  My favorite story is of Harmony, an abused, broken, used woman whom God raised up to be a minister in their congregation.  Holly also shares her personal fight with breast cancer, and how God gave her wisdom to realize that as God’s children, we have already won.  All we need to do is claim the victory as winners!
I encourage every woman to buy a copy of this powerful book.  It will change the way you view your personal battles.  Some books I review and pass on.  This text I am hanging onto, and keeping it in a handy spot where I can reach for it during those times I need encouragement to continue the fight.  Because of the study guide located in the back of the book, this book could be used as a personal or group study text.  Any woman’s ministry, small group Bible study, or an outreach to women would benefit to use this book as a tool to minister and reach women for Christ.  Remember, we are wearing spiritual pink boxing gloves, and are rising Warrior Chicks!
Thanks to Holly Wagner and Revell for a copy in exchange for my honest review.