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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (132 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Custis James Narrator: Ruth Bloomquist Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780310555865
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The lives of twenty-first century women are varied and complex, ranging from seemingly limitless opportunities to grinding poverty and shocking atrocities. In a world that begs the question “Is God good for women?” the church must convey God’s good news for all women in a robust and relevant way.

But too often the church’s message for women is not big enough to address the opportunities, changes, and contingencies of life in a fallen world. Dominant messages for women in our world today arise from the voices of radical feminism or fundamentalist Islam. God’s Word offers an empowering and positive message that mobilizes all women, regardless of age, stage of life, social status, or country, and calls them to join their brothers in a Blessed Alliance to advance God’s gracious kingdom on earth.

Carolyn James unpacks three key biblical images of God’s vision for women—directly, clearly, and from a global perspective—so that no woman or girl is left behind.

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  • “Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes’ unusual novel is mediation on faith and father-son relationships ... Grimes’ commanding metaphors, authoritative style and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evableeker | 1/4/2014

    " Four stars for content, but only two for reading experience. Felt like reading transcripts of spoken messages, meaning the pacing and rhythm seemed awkward in print. Also repetitive. The big idea behind the book, however, is timely and powerful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandscate Junocom | 11/25/2013

    " I loved this book. However, don't read this unless you want to be moved into action! Carolyn Custis James is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 11/21/2013

    " wonderful christian response to Half the Sky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 5/6/2013

    " A beautiful and challenging book. THe Blessed Alliance is exactly that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barcar26 | 7/25/2012

    " A book of encouragement to those who are finding the church irrelevant in their lives, especially women . James encourages readers to focus on the gifts that each of us are given and less on the limits that a particular church may hold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 5/15/2012

    " I think every follower of Christ, man and woman alike, should read this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/17/2012

    " What does it mean to be an ezer-kenegdo (God's word for woman) and how does knowing that God himself is called an ezer 16 times in the Bible help us understand that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/7/2011

    " What a great book about women and the church! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 7/19/2011

    " Some solid ideas, but a lot of repetition. A lot of repetition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandscate | 6/27/2011

    " I loved this book. However, don't read this unless you want to be moved into action! Carolyn Custis James is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite authors. "

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About the Author

Carolyn Custis James travels extensively as a popular speaker for women’s conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations. Her ministry organization, WhitbyForum, promotes thoughtful biblical discussion to help men and women serve God together. Carolyn founded and is president of the Synergy Women’s Network. She is a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary series on the New Testament and author of When Life and Beliefs Collide and Lost Women of the Bible. She and her husband live in Boxford, Massachusetts. They have one grown daughter.

About the Narrator

Ruth Bloomquist is an award-winning singer-songwriter. She and her husband, Max, having been making music together since 1975.