Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences.

A freedom song for the church.

Sarah Bessey didn’t ask for Jesus to come in and mess up all her ideas about a woman’s place in the world and in the church. But patriarchy, she came to learn, was not God’s dream for humanity.

Bessey engages critically with Scripture in this gentle and provocative love letter to the Church. Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences.

It’s at once a call to find freedom in the fullness, hope, glory, and work of Christ, and a very personal and moving story of how Jesus made a feminist out of her.

Title:Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women
ISBN:9781476717579
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    Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women Reviews

  • Dorothy

    This is heavy on the Jesus, light on the feminist. This is not really the book I thought it would be, and I don't think the back blurb does it justice. It does not delve nearly as deep as I thought it...

  • Kari

    Because it seems pertinent: I’m a feminist! Yay!I would like to tell you that I am a feminist because of Jesus. It’s probably true in some ways, but I prefer to say that I became a feminist becaus...

  • Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review:The title is HUGELY misleading. This isn't an in-depth scriptural analysis of Jesus and how he was a feminist. There are a few clobber verses trotted out and explained but that is only a...

  • Anne Bogel

    A solid first book, and an important one for its conversation-starting potential. ...

  • Sarah Hyatt

    There is a lot to like about this book, which made some of my disappointments all the more frustrating. The good: Sarah Bessey is delivering an important and affirming message. This is a great startin...

  • Susan

    I had high hopes for this book. I wanted to like it. Even though I knew up front that there would probably be areas of disagreement, I enjoy reading differing viewpoints, because they challenge me to ...

  • Luke Harms

    Right out of the gate, let me say that I think what Sarah is doing here is really important. By putting the word "Jesus" in lights right next to "feminist," she's forcing a certain conversation that s...

  • April (The Steadfast Reader)

    Full review here: http://thesteadfastreader.blogspot.co...This book has taught in what order my own philosophies lie, I am a feminist over an atheist. I like to think of myself as a humanist first, so...

  • Rachel McAllister

    This book was a HUGE disappointment for me. If you've read anything at all about being a feminist as a Christian or women's issues in Christianity then you should definitely skip this book. I have no ...

  • Deb Martin

    The book Jesus Feminist, by Sarah Bessey, is sure to grab one's attention. A Canadian mother of 3 with a heart for following Jesus, Sarah Bessey is eager and enthusiastic to tell others what it looks ...