Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

Category: Book
By (author): Bessey, Sarah
Foreword By: Evans, Rachel Held
Subject:  RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  RELIGION / Christian Life / Women's Issues
  RELIGION / Leadership
Publisher: Howard Books
Published: November 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.
Review Quote*"Bessey's warm and intimate writing sets this book apart from others focused on similar topics. Her approach and style offer a unique addition to literature on women's role in Christian churches."
Review Quote*"Never strident, Bessy's approach is instead solid and clear....An excellent choice."
Review Quote*"World, meet Sarah Bessey. Settle in and get to know her because this woman has arrived. Reading Jesus Feminist is like drinking a warm cup of tea while taking a cold shower-Bessey manages to comfort the reader and wake her up at the same time. I cried and nodded and said 'preach, sister!' again and again. Bessey is a treasure and a prophet and I've notified all of my friends (both men and women) that Jesus Feminist is a must read."
Review Quote*"Lucid, compelling, and beautifully written. This book will encourage women everywhere to take their high place in Christ."
Review Quote*"For some time now, feminism and Christianity have been bedfellows, but primarily in the halls of academia. What Sarah Bessey does is claim the voice of feminism for her own Christian faith-an evangelical faith, no less! The result is a powerful and empowering narrative that both men and women will find compelling and readable."
Review Quote*"I love writers who are insightful enough to be cynical but choose not to be. I love books that help me see things I'd never noticed before-in life, in myself, in others, in the Bible, in Jesus. I love writing that makes reading enjoyable and easy, because I know how hard it is to write that way. For these reasons and more, I love Jesus Feminist. It's not ‘just a woman's book.' In fact, it's the kind of book that will help both women and men see how unhelpful that distinction is."
Review Quote*"It's hard to navigate an extremely delicate and important issue with gentleness and intention. In Jesus Feminist, Sarah Bessey has clearly proven herself a master at the task. Bessey powerfully, yet gracefully, compels both genders to rethink the role and value of women in the Christian faith, and emboldens women to know and live out that intrinsic value within the Body of Christ. Jesus Feminist is a critically important work; a must-read for everyone in the Church."
Review Quote*"Sarah says she doesn't feel a call to preach, but she speaks with the fire and artistry of a great preacher. Her sermon is one of hope: though the Church has often ignored the voices of women or lumped them into one limiting category, a revolution is coming. Sarah's voice is prophetic and she will free other women to speak and act with power, love, and courage. And may it be a summons for men in the Church to speak less and listen a lot more."
Review Quote*"With grace, humility, and confidence (even in the unknown), Sarah Bessey's Jesus Feminist masterfully humanizes one of the most controversial topics of the day. Bessey realizes that life, love, and faith cannot happen without community and the understanding that 'controversy' is less about sides and more about being whole together."