God's Radical Notion that Women are People too
Paperback |240 pp |216 x 135 mm
'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.'
‘Sarah Bessey has quickly become one of my favourite storytellers. What I love most about her work is the quiet strength with which she goes about it, the way in which she proves you don’t have to speak in anger to speak a hard truth.’
‘Sarah Bessey writes with wit, wisdom and compassion about one of the major fault lines that runs through our churches and our world – the relationship between women and men. She invites the reader to revisit stories from the Bible about how Jesus related to women, and she concludes that “Patriarchy is not God’s dream for humanity.”’
This loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences.
Sarah Bessey, through disarmingly intimate storytelling, tells how she grew to understand the story of God and the vastness of his work through women. Never one to shy away from the hard questions, Bessey engages critically with Scripture and church practices that are often used against full equality and shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.
Filled with beauty, hard truth, and brave vulnerability, Jesus Feminist urges the Church to stop asking ‘man or woman?’ as a qualification for ministry and to start helping everyone find freedom in the fullness, hope, glory and work of Christ.