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Praise for Jesus Feminist
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An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women
By Sarah Bessey
"Lucid, compelling, and beautifully written. This book will encourage women everywhere to take their high place in Christ."
—Frank Viola, author of God's Favorite Place on Earth and From Eternity to Here
"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."
—Tony Jones, theologian and author of The New Christians
"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."
—Brian McLaren, author, speaker, activist
"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."
—Nish Weiseth, author of Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World
"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."
—Adam S. McHugh, author of Introverts in the Church
"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."
—Andrew Marin, author of Love Is an Orientation
"If you never imagined yourself as a card-carrying Jesus Feminist, this book will give you second thoughts. Sarah Bessey makes her case—not as a fire-breathing debater—but as a woman utterly captivated by Jesus who will stop at nothing to follow him. Her winsome writing made me laugh, cry, and stand taller as a woman. Unless I'm mistaken, it should swell the ranks of Jesus Feminists too. Sign me up!"
—Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women