Saving Women from the Church: How Jesus Mends a Divide
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In the heart's deep places many women share the same questions: Am I respected and loved by God the way I would be if I were male? Can I be myself in the church? Is it okay to be strong, to be a leader? McLeod-Harrison matches stories of contemporary women with biblical stories of interactions between Jesus and women, exposing the cultural biases of Jesus' day that put men above women. And she shows Jesus' response: He shunned cultural or religious expectations when they denigrated or limited women, acknowledging the full humanity and dignity of women. Straightforward, unapologetic, and engaging, this book shows how Jesus offers hope and healing to women who have been alienated, wounded, controlled, or troubled by the church.
- Author: Susan McLeod-Harrison
- Pages: 212
- Year: 2008
- ISBN: 9781594980138