A few years ago, a list of influential Canadian Christian women was published online. It was interesting, and fun to see friends’ names on it, but with only 100 spots available and an Ontario-based focus, it was just a start (which was humbly acknowledged by the author). Droves of names got added after the fact, in the comments, and I loved seeing women “nominating” other women this way. Still though, a lot of amazing leaders across the country didn’t make the list. I suspect there were people who felt passed over. I think even I thought, “of course, I wouldn’t be on a list like this.”
And that’s exactly why I chose Without Rival by Lisa Bevere to be our Ellen’s Picks book this summer. If women who lead would read only chapter four, I think it would be worth the price of the book. In those pages, she shares her own story of not making a Top 100 List. A list she really wanted to be part of. I loved that, even for a woman who had published many bestselling books, who preached and taught all over the world, and was enormously high profile, she had a day of feeling less-than because of being excluded by others. (Others, I might add – that she didn’t even know or care about the opinion of. We’re weird like that, aren’t we?)
For Ellen’s full post about Without Rival and more comments, click here.
Soooo excited to dig into this with some gals in my community!! Thanks Ellen 😉 P.s. My hubs is enjoying the popcorn right now!! -Misty Blu