An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women
by Sarah Bessey
"Bessey is a modern-day Moses, seeking to not only free a Church held captive by dogma but also to redeem generations of women who have been stifled and silenced far too long."
—Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched
This loving yet fearless book urges today's church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women's diverse voices and experiences.
"I want to stand outside here in our Canadian wilds beside the water, banging my battered old pots and pans into the wind and the cold and the heavens, hollering, 'There is more room! There is more room! There is room for all of us!'"
"Jesus Feminist is a beautiful, challenging, rich, gutsy book, an absolute must-read." Read what Shauna Niequist, Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, and others are saying about Bessey's book.
"When else in the history of the world would anybody have cared about what some happy clappy mum from western Canada thinks about the church and faith and scripture and theology? Uh, never, absolutely never."
If anything, this book proved to me that I am, indeed, a feminist, and if I am supposed to fit into one kind of feminism or another I suppose I am a Jesus Feminist.
With a breezy, conversational, honest style that invites a lot of people to the fire-pit to talk, Bessey offers a narrative and a take on evangelical Christian gender ideology that needs to be heard.
This book has the potential to liberate not just our theology but our visions for ourselves as individual Christians and for the larger redemptive movement of the church as well.
This book is full of good news. For women and for men; for mainliners, progressives, evangelicals, and all who defy classification; and for all who wonder how much of the church’s identity is shaped by culture more than by Jesus.
Karen Spears Zacharias
The local church is but a microcosm of society. Should it surprise us then that women are sometimes silenced within the Church?
Sarah Bessey is a winsome leader, appropriately self-disclosing, charmingly humorous, and, most powerfully, crystal clear that the impetus for women claiming personhood is necessary for the sake of the good news in the person and presence of Jesus Christ in the world.