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This book is about the beauty of fierceness, about women who use their strength to honor the Lord by honoring their husbands. "When you're told the hurdle is higher than you can jump, fierceness is what gets your blood going and takes you flying over the top. It's the passion that motivates you to leave the cozy comfort of safety for the dangerous adventure of the unknown. It's that element of determination that holds you in place when weak soldiers flee. It's loyalty and doing what's right; brilliant intensity and going the long haul. Fierceness is fervent faith and lonely stands; solitary boldness and trying one more time." Men are drawn to this kind of fierceness because it reflects godly character. The purpose of Wagner's book is to identify that fierceness, to celebrate it, and to direct it toward the best and highest ends. Used wrongly it can be so destructive, but used well it can be an incredible blessing.
Fierce Women is the kind of book a feminist will hate because it affirms God-ordained differences between men and women and because it pushes women to live for the good of others, to esteem others higher than themselves. It affirms a woman's strength, but shows the biblical way to use that strength is to direct it in love toward others. It's a book I highly recommend.
Review by Tim Challies, October 1, 2013
Kimberly Wagner has a life message that is both provocative and reassuring. As a long-time friend, I've seen her live her teaching and it's so refreshing to watch. Now other women will have the opportunity to learn from her and to be encouraged that strong women--grounded in the Word and trusting God--are beautiful to behold. This book is good for both the newly engaged and the long-time married woman. Buy it, read it, share it! -- Carolyn McCulley, author of Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? and Radical Womanhood
Kimberly Wagner's life is a continual pursuit of all that is true, right, and holy. She not only strives for this in her own life, but lives a life of sacrifice and investment into the lives of others, such as myself, spurring us on in the faith, coming alongside, and speaking truth in love. This book portrays the beauty of strength under control...His control. ~ Melissa Hudnell, wife, mom, and follower of Jesus Christ
If your marriage feels like a battlefield, you need this book! Kim presents the radical idea that fierceness is woven into God's design for womanhood, but softness is the application. She knows what it's like to wrestle with the urge to control, to crave power, and to rush toward battle. In a style that makes you feel like you're having coffee with a close friend, Kim shares her story while opening the Word to reveal God's truth. This book has the tools you need to equip you to move you and your husband from adversaries to allies. ~ Erin Davis, author of Beyond Bath Time: Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred Role
WOW! Pull out your highlighters, because this inspiring book is full of profound and quote-worthy truths. Dig deep into its pages and discover the power and potential of your own fierce beauty. ~ Mary A. Kassian, author of Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild
As a pastor's wife, this is the book I haveneeded for decades! I have longed for a tool to put in the hands of struggling, discontented, strong women . . . women who are wrestling with how and why they can restore their love for their husband and marriage. Kim does a masterful job of crafting her own life story into a message that is a handbook for restoration of any marriage. Kim is writing from the perspective of the trenches, about how to win the battle and it is powerful! ~ Holly Elliff, wife of Bill Elliff, Directional Pastor of The Summit Church
Can there be such a thing as sanctified ferocity? Kimberly Wagner has walked the path of sinful, self focused boldness to fine theat there is a meek and humble kind of tenacity that ought to characterize every woman who loves Jesus. Fierce and humble can, and should, describe every woman of God. ~ Bob Lepine, co-host of FamilyLife Today
When I first met Kimberly Wagner, she was a miserable wife whose fierce spirit had intimidated her husband and stripped him of confidence and joy. I have watched as she has become a soft warrior who is a source of strength and encouragement to LeRoy and to others around her. I believe this account of Kim's journey and the truths God used to change her heart and restore her marriage will minister much grace and help to other "fierce women." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, host of Revive Our Hearts radio
Finally, a beautiful treatise on why God made women to be strong and how that can be expressed with a gentle spirit! Kimberly writes with conviction and tells her own story with transparency. Dare to pick this up and become gently fierce! ~ Dannah Gresh, bestselling author of And the Bride Wore White