The father-daughter team of Urban Alternative founder and senior pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Texas, Tony Evans and daughter Chrystal Evans Hurst combine their talents and expertise to pen Kingdom Women. An encouraging book that inspires women to be who God created them to be. Chrystal’s frank and authentic perspective, enhanced by her father’s sound Bible teachings merge into one concise message about women’s “purpose, power and possibilities.”
Women today are challenged with families, work and multi-tasking that leaves many with feelings of inadequacy because they can’t be all things to all people. Women have lost sight of God’s plan and forgotten that men and women were created “equally in the image of God” with distinct and different roles” within God’s order, reasons Pastor Evans.
He believes people haven’t learned the “value of God’s kingdom” or “what they’re been placed here to represent.” He contends churches have settled for “buildings and programs instead of teaching men and women how to access the authority of the kingdom.” He asks readers to consider the fact that Jesus only mentions “church” three times in Matthew, while He uses “kingdom” fifty-four times.
Chrystal writes about women spending more time analyzing what they are not or what they don’t have than they do recognizing who they were “created to be.” She uses Satan’s temptation of Eve as an example of what first had to happen in Eve’s mind before she bit into the apple, brought about by her “conversation with the devil.”
She cites instances where women “rehearse,” over and over, their “dissatisfaction, unhappiness and displeasure,” reinforcing the negative in their thoughts, words and actions. Instead, she says it’s all about “choice” and that’s what this book is about. Choosing to see ourselves as God created us to be or believing the lies of Satan, “cultivated by the culture we live in.”
She reminds women God didn’t create Eve at Adam’s request. Instead God created Eve because “it is not good for man to be alone.” Gen 2:18. Chrystal and her father offer women scriptural tools to see themselves through the God’s lens and His values and purposes for them. Or to quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Kingdom Woman divided into three sections, first focuses on the biblical values, hope and commitment necessary to the Foundation of a Kingdom Woman. The middle segment illustrates the power, pursuit and possibilities of a Kingdom Woman’s faith and why “prayer is a powerful tool in the hands of a kingdom woman.” The book concludes with how such a woman bears “fruit” in their personal, family and professional lives within their churches and community. In Chrystal’s own words.
The book is more motivational than self-help and is designed to empower women to find their God-given potential. Chrystal follows in the exceptional steps of her father with this debut book and devotional featured in the list that releases October 1.
Kingdom Woman: Embracing your Purpose, Power & Possibilities, by Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst, Tyndale House Publishers, 2013, 224 Pages, 978-1589977433, $19.99
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Kingdom Woman: Embracing your Purpose, Power & Possibilities, by Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst
A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called.
In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and to have hope. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ—never settling for less when connected with the One who gives them hope. All believers are covered by God’s covenant with Abraham. Evans and Hurst want women to know these rights and confidently claim and live by them. The new covenant offers more than a life of mediocrity. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!
Kingdom Woman Devotional, by Tony Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst
Sub-titled “Daily Inspiration for Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities,” this new 90-day devotional for women reinforces the message from the book Kingdom Woman, by Chrystal Evans Hurst & Tony Evans, calling every Christ-following woman to tap into the power of God as she finds and fulfills the purpose for which God has fashioned her.
A Kingdom Woman seeks to align herself and operate under the authority of God—in every area of life. With practical insights and applications in both the lives of Christian women and those they love, this devotional will encourage women to embrace their role as leaders under God’s authority, disciple them to live as true heirs under the covenant God made with His children, and challenge women to initiate the practical principles of living under the rule of Christ.
Kingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream, by Tony Evans
Review: Kingdom Man
When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. Kingdom Man challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them.
The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Christ while carrying out responsible and legitimate leadership within the sphere of influence that God has placed him. Kingdom Man provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives.
For Married Women Only: Three Principles for Honoring Your Husband, by Tony Evans
How is a wife to love her husband? By learning three things, says Tony Evans: how to submit, seduce, and surrender to her husband. Out of these three principles a godly marriage will grow.
In For Married Women Only, pastor and author Tony Evans explores these three principles in a straight-forward yet encouraging manner. He unpacks the touchy topic of submission and lays out the rewards inherent in this biblical model. On seduction, Evans looks at the quality of attractiveness and how embodying it can be pleasing to your spouse and to God. And with surrender, readers will examine why a wife is the perfect help mate for her husband and how to combat attitudes opposed to God’s design.
Originally published in 2002 as Tony Evans Speaks Out on a Woman’s Role in the Home, this booklet has sold nearly 38,000 copies. Use it alone or with the companion volume, For Married Men Only.
For Married Men Only: Three Principles for Loving Your Wife, by Tony Evans
What does it mean for a husband to love his wife? Three things, says Tony Evans: a husband must be his wife’s savior, sanctifier, and satisfier. It is by living out these three principles that a godly marriage will blossom and flourish.
In For Married Men Only, each of these principles is explored and explained using real-life examples. How can a husband be his wife’s savior? By learning to love her as Christ loved the church. What about sanctifier? By dying to self and modeling sacrificial love, no matter what the result. And satisfier? By studying and serving his wife so he can fulfill her needs, just as Christ humbled Himself for our sakes.
First published in 2002 as Tony Evans Speaks Out on a Man’s Role in the Home, this booklet has sold nearly 40,000 copies. Use it alone or with the companion volume, For Married Women Only.
Marriage Matters, by Tony Evans
Marriage Matters. It matters to children and homes; neighborhoods and schools; communities and governments. It matters. And it will always matter. Today, marriages are declining at an alarming rate. We’ve all heard the statistic – 50% of marriages end in divorce, but do we ever ask why these marriages are ending?
Nobody enters into a marriage thinking “I’m part of that 50% that will end in divorce.” Wedding days are filled with beauty and the promise of a life filled with happiness. So what happens between the wedding day and the day the divorce papers are finalized? According to pastor and teacher Tony Evans, marriages deteriorate because we have lost sight of the purpose and joy of the marriage covenant.
Marriage Matters examines the nature of the relationship that people enter into on the wedding day. Dr. Evans looks to the Bible and defines what a covenant is, who makes it, and what the implications are. Chaos arises when we seek to do things our way, thus the need to align ourselves according to biblical standards of marriage. Let the practical and engaging Dr. Tony Evans lead you in knowing just how much Marriage Matters.
Sacred Sex, by Tony Evans
· Right and Wrong
The issues we face are complicated and everyone has an opinion. But who has the answer when it comes to sexual issues? Sex dominates our popular culture to a degree we’ve never seen before and unrestricted sex is being touted as a shortcut to personal fulfillment and satisfaction – but it’s a counterfeited and cheapened imitation of the real thing.
Respected pastor Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd. Discover what God says in His word regarding why your sexuality is important and why sexual immorality is devastating. Discover how to maintain purity and enjoy true intimacy in marriage – the real fulfillment and satisfaction that God intended.
Destiny: Let God Use You Like He Made You, by Tony Evans
Dr. Tony Evans shows readers the importance of discovering their own God-given purpose and helps them discover the reasons why they are here.
God has ordained a custom-designed life for every believer that leads to the expansion of His kingdom. Until people discover the reason why they were uniquely created, they will be empty and frustrated. But a clear understanding of their personal assignment from God brings about their deepest satisfaction, God’s greatest glory, and the greatest benefit to others.
Readers will embark on a journey to discover their particular calling–a journey that includes…
· affirming God’s plan to give them a unique destiny
· using practical tools to identify their special assignment from God
· growing into the fullness of their destiny
Understanding God’s kingdom agenda for the whole world and His singular role for each ambassador leads to a future that is bright with hope.
The Kingdom Agenda: Life Under God, by Tony Evans
God’s kingdom isn’t just about theology and church. It isn’t just a quaint religious idea or an obscure theological concept. It is about a whole new way of seeing the world and your place in it. The Kingdom Agenda offers a fresh and powerful vision that will help you think differently about your life, your relationships, and your walk with God. When you start with a Kingdom agenda, living in relationship with the true King, and embracing your place in His Kingdom, nothing will ever be the same.
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