If Eve Only Knew

If Eve Only Knew September 5, 2015

The book If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Means for You to Be is now available, and I wanted to draw attention to that fact. I mentioned the book when I reviewed another book, Damaged Goods Here’s what I wrote as an endorsement:

“This new book by Irons and Mock tackles the Biblical and contemporary aspects of Evangelicalism and other conservative strands of Christianity which denigrate and subordinate women. Not only do they succeed in showing that the Bible often does not say what conservatives claim, but they also show that their notions of modesty and purity originated much more recently than in Biblical times. The toxic effects of these allegedly Biblical views, which are used to silence and control others, is exposed. The message of If Eve Only Knew needs to be heard far and wide, for the sake of not only women but people of all genders who are being misled by harmful teachings masquerading as Biblical truth. The information in this book probably won’t bring an end to patriarchy and oppression, but it should at least make more people aware that those who justify their view of male superiority as simply ‘what the Bible says’ are in fact ignoring and distorting the Bible left, right, and center.”  

The book is less than $5 for Kindle via Amazon at the moment, and so if you are interested in the subject, it might be a good idea to get a copy now, since I can’t imagine that that price will stay the same indefinitely. The publisher’s website has the digital list price as $12.50.

The authors blog at Ain’t I A Woman?.

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  • John MacDonald

    The bible is a product of its time, so it would be peculiar if it did not have sexist elements to it, since that was a sexist time. But there are also passages like this one which suggest a movement toward equality:

    “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-28).