Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions

Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions

by Lisa Bevere

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ISBN-13: 9780800727253
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 31,659
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Learn more at www.lisabevere.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

1 The Adamant 13

2 Adamantly Intimate 31

3 Adamantly Constant 51

4 Adamant in Love 63

5 Adamant That We Love 81

6 Adamant in Hate 111

7 Adamant for Truth 139

8 Adamant in Word 151

9 Adamant Transformation 177

10 Adamant in Holiness 205

11 I Am Adamant 223

Appendix 1 Additional Scripture Passages for Chapter 6 237

Appendix 2 Lessons from Proverbs and Ecclesiastes 241

Notes 249

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Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
This book shook me, rocked me, made me mad, awakened me. This book reminded me of how far I have come from being intimate with Jesus. I’m not anymore and it make me said. As Lisa wrote her words penetrated my heart and awakened things that have been asleep for years now. I was mad because I didn’t like the reflection I saw in the mirror but I know it was necessary. I needed to see all I am forgotten. So much truth in this book, I will share a bit with you. Page 131: “We are so afraid of being accused of being judgmental that we have gone mute.” Uh, yes!! Page 132: “Love without truth is a lie.” Oh my, I could write a whole separate post on this thought. On page 135 Lisa quotes G.K. Chesterton: “G.K. Chesterton said, ‘Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.’ I fear we’ve chosen to tolerate things that will one day threaten to overwhelm us. We must always be kind and respectful, but the silence of tolerance can quickly morph into endorsement.” If you want more I highly recommend this book. Wake up with me. Remember the great love our Father has for us and let’s step into the truth that is ours to rise up from. A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.
JLYoung More than 1 year ago
Do you ever use the word adamant? What are you adamant about? Did you know the word began as a noun? An invincible stone, adamas in Greek. Weapons formed out of this material wouldn’t break in battle. They were invincible, unchanging, and forever. Ms. Bevere calls Christ our adamas. He is our rock, our cornerstone, invincible, unchanging and forever. I loved this picture! He is the only thing we can rely on fully. He is the only one who can be trusted. The book lays out all the reasons Christ is the only adamant. He is adamantly intimate and constant. He is adamant in love and in hate. He is adamant that we love; adamant for truth. He calls for adamant transformation. We are adamant in Christ. The author finishes by charging the reader to be adamant in Christ for Christ in this world of chaos and opinions. We have the truth of Christ in us. It’s calling out wanting to be given to those around us. We are called to share the truth of Christ with others. This book helps us be confident in who Christ is and who he made us to be. Through scripture, personal experience and wisdom gained over years of Bible study, Bevere shares her heart with the reader in a loving, gentle but firm way. I loved this book and know you will too! The chapters are a little long for my liking and I think it would make it easier to read if they were broken up a little more. But take your time, read slowly, and glean from all the golden nuggets you will find in this book. I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions here are my own.
Amaack More than 1 year ago
It seems like these days, the truth has become subjective. It's everybody for themselves and whatever we want to change is becoming changeable. We are no longer adamant, resolute or steadfast in knowing what to believe anymore. In a world full of changing tides, Lisa Bevere believes now more than ever that we must be firm in what we believe is the truth, and where we are finding our truth. In Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions, Bevere reminds us that Jesus Christ is the thing on which we should stand resolute. She points towards scripture that reminds us that He is our cornerstone and the base upon which we build everything we know. Without Jesus, nothing makes sense. This is the second book I've read by Bevere, and once again, I've been struck by the amount of scripture she utilizes. With well-documented research, Bevere encourages the reader to study scripture for themselves to see if what she is proposing to us in Adamant stands firm. I point out this fact not because I think Bevere needs to do more research as a female author, but because I myself have sought to study and understand Scripture in a similar way. It was encouraging to my soul to see another female author seek out information that has often felt unattainable, even in an era where equal rights for women are touted on a non-stop basis. I was fascinated to learn the depth of the meaning of the word adamant and how it relates to scripture. Knowing the full story of the adamant stone brings a fuller picture to the idea of Jesus. He is our indestructible and resolute adamant stone. The truth on which we base everything we believe. Adamant is a rallying cry to go back to scripture. For us as women to dig into scriptures. To find what God expects of us as we live our daily lives. I finished this book challenged to spend more time reading scripture and studying scripture. To really dig in and know what I believe and why I believe. I found myself wanting to be more resolute in the things that I believe and why I believe them. I found within me a stronger need to be resolute in understanding the truth within scripture and finding words to articulate those truths. Adamant will point you back towards scripture. And it will give you some truths to be able to put into practice in your own life. And all of it stands on the cornerstone of our faith - Jesus Christ. I received a copy of this book from Revell. This review is my own, honest opinion.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
There are so many opinions masquerading as truth. How do you know what real truth is? Author Lisa Bevere reminds us that Jesus is the Real Truth. He is unmovable; Adamant. Using scripture and life stories, Bevere clearly points the way to Truth. A spiritual journey that is grounded in stability. There were times the book was slow, or maybe it was the flow was a little choppy but it was still a good read, especially for the current day. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
JViola79 More than 1 year ago
We are living in a time when truth is becoming more difficult to define. Often opinions are conveyed as truths that will lead us astray. "Truth has a Name", writes Lisa Bevere. The author brings us back to the unchanging truth found in Christ and in His Word. Each chapter brings a challenge to various aspects of our lives: "In him, we do not become less ourselves; rather, we become more of who he created us to be." "Knowing God well should always translate into loving others well." "When we do not hate what is evil, our love is not genuine." Abiding in God's Word increases our depth and capacity to truly love." "God is in the process of rolling away the stones that have impeded your complete resurrection." ** I was provided a copy of this book by the Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
TRounds More than 1 year ago
How do we find truth in a changing world? A world full of opinions and relative truths. This is the question and theme of Lisa Bevere's book Adamant. In this book we learn who the Adamant is and the characteristics in which God is Adamant and what being Adamant means to us in our daily lives. We are to be Adamant- unshakeable, unmoveable, steady in learning, living, and standing on the one Truth- Jesus. I like the prayers at the end of each chapter- praying for growth in our relationship with God. I did struggle getting into in the first chapter when Lisa explains the origins of Adamant and in other places in the book as Lisa focuses on sexual sins as an example where our culture is accepting our own truths. I liked that the book was filled with Scripture. I also like the fact that Lisa doesn't only speak about things that are pleasing to hear but also about things that are hard to hear, such as things that displease God in the chapter Adamant in Hate and in other topics in other chapters. In the book she uses the things that God is Adamant in and discusses how we can become and live Adamant in them also (love, hate, and holiness). I recommend reading this book in learning about the Adamant and how to transform our lives to live Adamant in our relationship with God and apply being Adamant as we go about our daily lives. I will be re-reading this book.
TRounds More than 1 year ago
How do we find truth in a changing world? A world full of opinions and relative truths. This is the question and theme of Lisa Bevere's book Adamant. In this book we learn who the Adamant is and the characteristics in which God is Adamant and what being Adamant means to us in our daily lives. We are to be Adamant- unshakeable, unmoveable, steady in learning, living, and standing on the one Truth- Jesus. I like the prayers at the end of each chapter- praying for growth in our relationship with God. I did struggle getting into in the first chapter when Lisa explains the origins of Adamant and in other places in the book as Lisa focuses on sexual sins as an example where our culture is accepting our own truths. I liked that the book was filled with Scripture. I also like the fact that Lisa doesn't only speak about things that are pleasing to hear but also about things that are hard to hear, such as things that displease God in the chapter Adamant in Hate and in other topics in other chapters. In the book she uses the things that God is Adamant in and discusses how we can become and live Adamant in them also (love, hate, and holiness). I recommend reading this book in learning about the Adamant and how to transform our lives to live Adamant in our relationship with God and apply being Adamant as we go about our daily lives. I will be re-reading this book.