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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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Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today. Download and start listening now!

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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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