It's Time for a Revolution
In the Garden, woman was taken out of man to stand by his side and co-reign with him. But Satan's schemes have robbed women of their rightful identity, disempowering and defacing them. The world aches for God's original partnership to be brought into balance once more--and it can be.
Join Kris Vallotton for an extraordinary journey of eye-opening insight, including
• God's true plan and purpose for women
• Jesus' radical teachings and care for women
• men's important role in restoring women
• the true meaning of difficult Bible passages about women
• examples of women in leadership as God intended
God fashioned women to reign alongside men. Jesus set women free to be beautiful and powerful. It's time for us, as daughters and sons of the King, to rule together in glory again. Will you join the revolution?
"We have failed to realize that Jesus founded the women's liberation movement more than two thousand years ago. Isn't it high time His Church led the revolution?"--Kris Vallotton
"Off the charts. Worthy to be read and studied by all. You won't be able to put it down."--Patricia King, founder, XP Ministries
"Read, weigh and embrace the spirit, truth and heartbeat of this book. This biblical approach rightly addresses unright arguments of strained interpretations. Such balance and beauty make sense and offer wisdom. I say, 'Amen!'"--Pastor Jack Hayford, chancellor, The King's University, Dallas/Los Angeles
"This profound work is a must-read for men and women alike; it has the potential to instill courage in the hearts of men and give women permission to dream again."--Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California; author, The Essential Guide to Healing and When Heaven Invades Earth
"Finally, a biblical perspective that encourages women to remain themselves and still take their God-given places of leadership."--Stacey Campbell, author, Praying the Bible; co-founding pastor, New Life Church, Kelowna, British Columbia
"This compelling work will elevate your awareness, challenge some presuppositions and invite you to grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus."--Dr. Mark J. Chironna, Church On The Living Edge, Mark Chironna Ministries, Orlando, Florida
"This must-read will empower you to regain your identity that Satan stole and live the life God created you to live."--Cynthia Brazelton, pastor, Victory Christian Ministries International
"I deeply enjoyed diving into the Bible with Kris as my guide to find out what God really says about men and women. It has enhanced my understanding of who I am as a woman and inspires me to instill that in the young women around me. This book is about truth and therefore would be great written by anyone. However, I realized that the fact that it was written by a man, and it is a man calling me into my divine design, brought a deeper level of healing than I'd anticipated and sent me on a journey digging deeper into God's heart. I recommend it for all!" --Revival Magazine
"Fashioned to Reign considers the everlasting deception Christians face regarding women's role and purpose: a deception fostered by evil and which is not of God's plan. The disempowerment of women was the devil's idea - and God's true plan for women is very different. Woman was, in fact, designed to stand by man's side and reign with him, not under him - and Fashioned to Reign covers God's ultimate intention for women. Packed with scripture and information throughout, Fashioned to Reign is a powerful analysis perfect for any Christian collection." --Midwest Book Review
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About the Author
Kris Vallotton (www.krisvallotton.com) is the senior associate leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where he has served with Bill Johnson for three decades. He has written eleven books, including the bestselling The Supernatural Ways of Royalty and Heavy Rain. His prophetic insight and humorous delivery make him a much-sought-after international conference speaker, and his personal testimony of deliverance from fear and torment brings hope and freedom to thousands (www.kvministries.com). Kris is also the co-founder and senior overseer of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, which has grown to more than 1,300 full-time students, as well as the founder of Moral Revolution, an organization dedicated to cultural transformation. He has appeared on numerous media outlets, including The 700 Club. Kris and his wife, Kathy, live in Redding, California.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jack Hayford 15
1 The Saddest Story Ever Told 23
2 Hold On, Adam-Help Is on the Way 39
The Courageous Power of Compassion Mother Teresa 51
3 Who Was That Masked Serpent? 55
The Prophetic Warrior Joan of Arc 69
4 I Believe Every Word of the Bible 73
Leader of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman 97
5 Founder of the First Women's Liberation Movement Jesus 101
Founder of the Civil Rights Movement Rosa Parks 130
6 The Misunderstood Apostles 133
A Matriarchal Legacy Joyce Meyer 162
7 Excavating Restrictive Foundations 165
Founder of the Foursquare Movement Aimee Semple McPherson 186
8 Women, Take Your Places 189
The Mother of a Legacy Sarah Edwards 206
9 Empowering Strong Women 209
Epilogue: Powerful Women 237
Scripture Index 249
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Women have been powerful and prominent throughout history. But the author believes that we are still being repressed and misrepresented in today's world, especially in the church. His focus seems to be on showing how women can be great and be groomed to "reign". The idea for the book is great. So I was excited to see how the author put these ideas on paper. Almost from the very beginning I was turned off. The presentation just wasn't working for me. There were quite a few things initially that I didn't agree with either. The author seems to use scripture very loosely and, I felt, often incorrectly. He kept urging the reader to stay with him and finish the book. I finished the book. I was left with very mixed feelings. The idea was great. The history was great. The battering ram approach just turned me off. While I enjoyed parts of this book, I honestly can't say that I would recommend it to someone wanting to read about this issue. I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
I’ve had this book for a year and I finally got around to reading it. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I was worried I might totally disagree with Kris, but as I read I saw more and more how what he said could be true. Maybe I haven’t given myself enough credit all these years. Maybe my husband and I were more equal than I thought in which case that could change a lot of what I thought I had to wait for him to do. Kris offers some interesting thoughts, things that will challenge all you have been taught if you have grown up in the church. Whether you agree or disagree with Kris it’s definitely something to think about. One thing I have always thought and Kris seemed to agree with is the enemy’s envy of women, he is jealous of our beauty and is constantly trying to steal it. I think that is why you see so many women struggle with their weight and self-image. The lies of the enemy. Anyway, if you’ve been toying with this book it will be worth a read.
At first I innocently passed this book up because I thought it was only for women, until I read some of the preview pages and realized it was for everyone. This book comes as close as a book can get to being artistic without drawing a physical picture, because it definitely paints a vivid one while reading. Both theologically and prophetically sound, Kris Vallotton not only empowers women with this piece, but also equips men with realizing or further reiterating how valuable women are.
I am in the middle of reading Fashioned to Reign right now.. I've spent weeks just reading the first 5 chapters, slowly, making sure I get all that I can out of it. There is so much wisdom and understanding available in this book. I love all of the scripture references. I personally don't think Kris took them out of context or is stretching Biblical truth here. The way I see it is, as believers we have the mind of Christ which allows us the privilege of thinking and dreaming like Him. When Kris uses “uncommon” scriptures as support for the topic of Fashioned to Reign, I believe it's because God is giving him insight and shining light on truths and revelations that we otherwise have not been seeing clearly. I've read the Bible most of my life and I am constantly learning new things about what was, what is, Gods character and His ways. Haven’t you ever read a verse where God shows you something new each time, and it all applies. Also, I absolutely love the first chapter! I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry through certain parts. Reading chapter one, The Saddest Story Ever Told, I felt like I was there. It should seriously be a movie! I love how Kris highlights Jesus’ heart towards women. As much as women have struggled in the area of being oppressed and demeaned so has the heart of Christ towards His people, specifically His daughters. This book is powerful. I’m excited to finish it and read it a second time! Thank you Kris. And thank You, Lord for restoring the standard You Yourself set for us all. Sarah G
Hope and courage rise within as I read this book, for Kris uses his strength and influence as a man to push back traditions that have latched onto isolated scriptures and used them as a bludgeon to trivialize women in the kingdom. As women rise into the space he and others like him create, we move together in graceful partnership to reflect the nature of God (male and female He created them) in a more wholesome way. We are not each other’s enemy, fighting like children for the biggest slice of power. We are mature sons and daughters of the King, ambassadors who point their combined favor at reducing the enemy’s power in the earth and bringing instead the true experience of God’s glory. But if we read this book with only the issue of the role of women in mind we will miss some of the subtle wisdom it contains. To understand women’s role we must read scripture through the lens of the goodness of God. Kris exemplifies this beautifully. And to have the finesse to alter the course of history without a war requires exceptional people and leadership skills. Altering how both men and women perceive powerful women in the Church is a mine field waiting to go off! I’m delighted to see how God leads Kris through that minefield with clarity, kindness, dignity and honor. Thank you, Kris! As a woman I benefit from the shifts you help bring in the body of Christ, and as a human being I celebrate the shift away from oppression towards goodness and freedom everywhere!
Vital topic. Disorganized delivery. Sweeping statements and sentiments. I'm sure it set some women free, but overall it was superficial and a complete let down.