Dethroning the Queen

Learn the ten major character defects that create rivalry between women, and the subtle ways they show up in the lives of even seasoned believers. Then explore Scripture's method for overcoming these issues, so you can unlock the power and potential God has hidden within true unity and sisterhood.

Each chapter includes:
  • A memory verse
  • Reflection questions (great for book clubs/group study!)
  • An "Action Plan"

Length: 208 pages

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Queen Bees
Chapter 2: Untapped Potential
Chapter 3: The Queen of Comparison
Chapter 4: The Queen of Competition
Chapter 5: The Queen of Jealousy
Chapter 6: The Queen of Antipathy
Chapter 7: The Queen of Discord
Chapter 8: The Queen of Judgment
Chapter 9: The Queen of Exclusivity
Chapter 10: The Queen of Blab
Chapter 11: The Queen of Subtext
Chapter 12: The Queen of Pride
Chapter 13: Crowning the Princess

"Many women buy this book expecting it to apply to other women, not themselves. They always come back to me confessing that at least one of the chapters was 'SO' for them!" 

Alicia Renee Greer, Author

Introductory Snippet…
    …Perhaps you’ve attended a social event and felt the icy chill of other women’s unanimous and automatic disapproval of you. Or maybe a cheerful greeting from you was met with a sideways glance and a wimpy hello that felt more like, “I hate you!” Maybe you’ve seen the pursed lips, the rolled eyes, or felt you were the object of the muffled laughs and whispers in the corner. Or worse yet, maybe you’ve had the sneaking suspicion you’ve been the object of the group’s discussion after a roomful of chatter immediately stopped when you walked through the door. Have you ever been scared to dress up when going to a new church? I know I have. Why? Because you’re afraid some of the women might take one look at your makeup and earrings and cry,
“Jezebel!” Maybe you hate talking to your girlfriends about your husband or the men you like because you’re afraid they’ll vie for their attention. And maybe you’ve had so many negative encounters with Queen
Bees that you’ve thrown up your hands in despair and thought, “I just don’t like women!”
       Yes, sadly, most of us can recount times when we’ve felt abused by a Queen Bee. For many women, female-female relationships are wars. They become associated with hurtfulness, meanness, pain, and distrust. More and more women’s lives paint a picture of broken friendships and bitter enemies—and much of this is because of various encounters with Queen Bees.
       Now let’s consider the flip side. Sometimes the Queen Bee is not another
woman. Sometimes we’re the Queen Bees.
       Though it’s sad to admit this, if the truth be told, I can think of times when I was on the other side of the Queen Bee equation—punishing a girl I was angry with by talking about her to one of her friends (in hopes of
getting the friend on my side), secretly feeling satisfied when an “opponent”
felt trumped by my outfit, or glorying in my heart of hearts in the fact that my attributes made certain women (whom I didn’t particularly care for) feel inferior. Ouch!
       Harsh, isn’t it? But it happens! Can we please talk about it? These are things that happen out in the open and beneath the surface. In biting comments, or in the silent secrets of our hearts. In schoolyards. In church pews. Between enemies. Between friends.
       So is it her…or is it you? Maybe you’re the victim. Or maybe you’re the victimizer. The chances are you’ve probably been both. It happens many ways. Perhaps you’ve secretly, or openly, flirted with another
woman’s husband? Spread gossip to sabotage a woman you felt threatened
by? Comforted yourself with an adversary’s failures? Looked a girl up and down condemningly because in reality you just felt she looked a whole lot cuter than you? The point is, no matter how overt or subtle our attacks against other women may be, it’s all part of the same game—and most of
us have been players as well as pawns.
“…no matter how overt or subtle our attacks against other women may be, it's all part of the same game--and most of us have been players as well as pawns.”
from p. 11, "Introduction: Queen Bees"