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883094: Remembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y HypocrisyRemembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y Hypocrisy
By Mikeal C. Parsons & Joao B. Chaves / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

240 pages, hardcover.
Eerdmans.
472671: All My Knotted-Up Life: A MemoirAll My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
By Beth Moore / Tyndale Momentum

304 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
686476: Finding Hagar: God"s Pursuit of a RunawayFinding Hagar: God's Pursuit of a Runaway
By Michael F. Kuhn & Bethany Giles(ILLUS) / Langham Global Library
631117: Tiny Tin HouseTiny Tin House
By L. Maristatter / Niffycat Press
271390: Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?
By Merelyn Webber / WestBow Press
7431449: Galatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the BibleGalatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
By Kathryn Greene-McCreight / Brazos Press
883889: The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One VolumeThe Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
By Prudence Allen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
284880: PhilippiansPhilippians
By Linda L. Belleville / Cascade Books
211565: Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?
By Ron Clark / Cascade Books
8233408: The Imago DeiThe Imago Dei
By Lucy Peppiatt / Cascade Books
265125: Voices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the CenturiesVoices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the Centuries
By Joy A. Schroeder & Marion Ann Taylor / Westminster John Knox Press
963005: The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th EditionThe Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th Edition
By Jack O. Balswick, Judith K. Balswick & Thomas V. Frederick / Baker Academic
327349: Naomi and Her DaughtersNaomi and Her Daughters
By Walter Wangerin, Jr. / Zondervan

288 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
387607: God"s Servant Ruth: A Poem with a PromiseGod's Servant Ruth: A Poem with a Promise
By Douglas Bond, McKenna Shaffer (Illustrator) / P&R Publishing

40 pages, Hardcover from P&R Publishing

14178X: Women and the Religion of Ancient IsraelWomen and the Religion of Ancient Israel
By Susan Ackerman / Yale University Press
900838: She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking UpShe Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking Up
By Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach & Joanna Sawatsky / Baker Books
882063: Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really LikeFinding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like
By Susan E. Hylen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
852451: Phoebe: A StoryPhoebe: A Story
By Paula Gooder / IVP Academic
879097: Women and the Gender of GodWomen and the Gender of God
By Amy Peeler / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

286 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
1402894: Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine StoriesWomen of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories
By Paula Gooder & Ally Barratt(ILLUS) / Church House Publishing
819991: Stained Glass Ceilings: How Evangelicals Do Gender and Practice PowerStained Glass Ceilings: How Evangelicals Do Gender and Practice Power
By Lisa Weaver Swartz / Rutgers University Press
193860: Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition: Follow  Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved CommunityColor-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community
By Michelle T. Sanchez / WaterBrook

Paperback, 192 pages. Recommended for ages 13 to 17 years old.

Winner: Outreach Resource of the Year - Youth Resources by Outreach Magazine.

758345: Mothers as the Image of GodMothers as the Image of God
By Juliann Bullock / Resource Publications (CA)

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883094: Remembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y Hypocrisy
Remembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y Hypocrisy
By Mikeal C. Parsons & Joao B. Chaves / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

240 pages, hardcover.
Eerdmans.
472671: All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
By Beth Moore / Tyndale Momentum

304 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
686476: Finding Hagar: God"s Pursuit of a Runaway
Finding Hagar: God's Pursuit of a Runaway
By Michael F. Kuhn & Bethany Giles(ILLUS) / Langham Global Library
631117: Tiny Tin House
Tiny Tin House
By L. Maristatter / Niffycat Press
883889: The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
By Prudence Allen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
284880: Philippians
Philippians
By Linda L. Belleville / Cascade Books
8233408: The Imago Dei
The Imago Dei
By Lucy Peppiatt / Cascade Books
387607: God"s Servant Ruth: A Poem with a Promise
God's Servant Ruth: A Poem with a Promise
By Douglas Bond, McKenna Shaffer (Illustrator) / P&R Publishing

40 pages, Hardcover from P&R Publishing

271390: Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?
Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?
By Merelyn Webber / WestBow Press
7431449: Galatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
Galatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
By Kathryn Greene-McCreight / Brazos Press
211565: Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?
Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?
By Ron Clark / Cascade Books
265125: Voices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the Centuries
Voices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the Centuries
By Joy A. Schroeder & Marion Ann Taylor / Westminster John Knox Press
963005: The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th Edition
The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th Edition
By Jack O. Balswick, Judith K. Balswick & Thomas V. Frederick / Baker Academic
327349: Naomi and Her Daughters
Naomi and Her Daughters
By Walter Wangerin, Jr. / Zondervan

288 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
14178X: Women and the Religion of Ancient Israel
Women and the Religion of Ancient Israel
By Susan Ackerman / Yale University Press
900838: She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking Up
She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking Up
By Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach & Joanna Sawatsky / Baker Books
Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like
By Susan E. Hylen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
883094: Remembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y HypocrisyRemembering Antonia Teixeira: A Story of Missions, Violence, and Institutional y Hypocrisy
By Mikeal C. Parsons & Joao B. Chaves / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

In 1894 Steen Morris raped Antonia Teixeira. Both had been guests in the house of Baylor University president Rufus Burleson. The assault took place in his backyard and was the first of a series that eventually left the young student pregnant. Instead of facing up to the truth, the administration launched a campaign of intimidation, victim-blaming, and cover-up.
240 pages, hardcover.
Eerdmans.
472671: All My Knotted-Up Life: A MemoirAll My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
By Beth Moore / Tyndale Momentum

Beth Moore is a woman who's familiar to many people---but truly known by only a few. In this beautifully crafted portrait of resilience, survival, and God's enduring faithfulness, this best-selling author and popular conference speaker offers a thoughtful, disarmingly funny, and intensely vulnerable glimpse into her life and ministry.
304 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
686476: Finding Hagar: God"s Pursuit of a RunawayFinding Hagar: God's Pursuit of a Runaway
By Michael F. Kuhn & Bethany Giles(ILLUS) / Langham Global Library
631117: Tiny Tin HouseTiny Tin House
By L. Maristatter / Niffycat Press

In the Christian States of America, where religion rules, one woman discovers the only rules are about survival.

Although she's legally an adult, eighteen-year-old Meryn Flint must live at home until her stepfather, Ray, finds her a husband. That's the law.

But when Ray kills her mother and Meryn must flee for her own safety, she quickly discovers there's no safe place in the CSA for a woman on the run. Unless she's willing to marry her former boyfriend - a man who's already demonstrated his capacity for violence - she'll be forced to live on the street. And that's a dangerous option for a woman alone.

As time runs out, Meryn is offered a third path: build herself a tiny house, a safe place to call home. Even though it's a violation of her Family Duty as well as every moral law on the books, Meryn seizes the chance.

But even a tiny tin house might not be enough to save her . . .
271390: Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?Head of the House: Is It a Sin for Women to Lead?
By Merelyn Webber / WestBow Press

Much has been written to counter the idea that women should assume leadership roles, whether in the church, home, or workplace. Little, however, has been written to show how, in avoiding leadership, women might be abnegating their God-ordained role as coleaders with men. Women who want to know that they are walking in the fullness of God's will for their lives will need to answer this question for themselves: is it a sin for women to lead?

In Head of the House, Merelyn Webber addresses the question: is it a sin for women to lead? She contends that the issue of equal opportunity for women and men to rule needs to be examined soberly by all and not left to the experts to decide. Derived from her personal relationship with Jesus, her years of experience of marginalization in ministry within the church setting, her years of study toward her MDiv and her call to ministry, Merelyn offers a Biblical perspective of women in ministry.

Head of the House is a book about women. It is to women and for women. It is designed to help them understand for themselves what God and his word have to say about what he intends their roles in society to be.

7431449: Galatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the BibleGalatians: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
By Kathryn Greene-McCreight / Brazos Press

The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances the assumption that the Nicene creedal tradition, in all its diversity, provides the proper basis for the interpretation of the Bible as Christian scripture. The series volumes, written by leading theologians, encourage readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition inform and shape faithfulness today.

In this addition to the series, respected theologian Kathryn Greene-McCreight offers a theological reading of Galatians. As with other volumes in the series, this commentary is designed to serve the church, providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups. It demonstrates the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

883889: The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One VolumeThe Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
By Prudence Allen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

In her sweeping, three-volume study, Sister Prudence Allen examined how women and men have been defined in relation to one another scientifically, philosophically, and theologically. Now synthesized for students, The Concept of Woman is the ideal textbook for classes on gender in Catholic thought. Allen surveys Greek philosophers, medieval saints, and modern thinkers to trace the development of integral gender complementarity. This doctrine a living idea according to the criteria of John Henry Newman affirms the equal dignity of men and women and the synergetic relationship between them. Allen pays special attention to John Paul IIs contributions to this holistic idea of gender. Readers will gain valuable context for current debates over womanhood and come to a greater appreciation of human personhood.
763433: Calm and Quiet My Soul: A Holistic Approach to  Spiritual Care for the Mothering PastorCalm and Quiet My Soul: A Holistic Approach to Spiritual Care for the Mothering Pastor
By Alyssa Lynn Bell / Cascade Books

Self-care and soul care are trending topics in Christian leadership circles because ministry leaders know they cannot care for their people unless they care for themselves. Pastors who are mothers know this too, and yet it can feel like just one more task to manage among the many they carry on their schedules and in their hearts. The biblical truth is that spiritual rest is a gift from God, not an achievement, a refreshing reminder for women who hold the dual roles of mom and minister. This book invites women leading in these spaces to remember that the God of the Old and New Testaments, the one who pours out replenishment for weary hearts, is a God who is Mother as well as Father, and mothers them with tenderness and strength. Starting here, in the arms of a mothering God who whispers beloved, changes the tone of spiritual care for her from a chore to an oasis of replenishment that grounds her in her identity in Christ as a daughter of Creator God.
284880: PhilippiansPhilippians
By Linda L. Belleville / Cascade Books
593075: Jesus Through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us Know and Love the LordJesus Through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us Know and Love the Lord
By Rebecca McLaughlin / TGC

Jesus’s treatment of women was radically countercultural for a first-century Jew. In some of the most desperate situations, women came to him seeking compassion, deliverance, and forgiveness, and their faith was repeatedly rewarded by his tender care and his powerful intervention in their lives.

In Jesus through the Eyes of Women, Rebecca McLaughlin explores the life-changing accounts of women who met the Lord. By entering the stories of the named and unnamed women in the Gospels, this book gives readers a unique lens to see Jesus as these women did and marvel at how he loved them in return.

005929: Nobody"s Mother: Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New TestamentNobody's Mother: Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament
By Sandra L. Glahn / IVP Academic

Some Christians think Paul's reference to "saved through childbearing" in 1 Timothy 2:15 means that women are slated primarily for delivering and raising children. Alternate readings, however, sometimes fail to build on the best historical and textual evidence.

Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul by misunderstanding the context to which he wrote. A key to reading and applying 1 Timothy, Glahn argues, lies in getting to know a mysterious figure who haunts the letter: the goddess Artemis.

Based on groundbreaking research and new data about Artemis of the Ephesians, Nobody's Mother demonstrates how better background information supports faithful interpretation. Combining spiritual autobiography with scholarly exploration, Glahn takes readers on a journey to ancient Ephesus and across early church history. Unveiling the cult of Artemis and how early Christians related to it can give us a clearer sense of the type of radical, countercultural fellowship the New Testament writers intended Christ's church to be.

This book is for those who want to avoid sacrificing a high view of Scripture while working to reconcile conflicting models of God's view of women. Through the unexpected channel of Paul's advice to Timothy—and the surprising help of an ancient Greek myth— Nobody's Mother lays a biblical foundation for men and women serving side by side in the church.

630586: Should Women Be Pastors and Leaders in Church?: My Journey to Discover What the Bible Says about Gender RolesShould Women Be Pastors and Leaders in Church?: My Journey to Discover What the Bible Says about Gender Roles
By Bill Rudd / WestBow Press

What if you had been deceived about an important Bible teaching that has huge impact on peoples openness to the gospel and on the reputation of Jesus's church? Would you want to know?

What if your church could double the number of teachers and leaders and experience revitalization by implementing one Bible teaching? Would you want to know how?

Discover the following:

What Gods creation intent was for the roles of men and women

How the Fall radically changed male and female relationships and impacts us every day

An interpretive key with transformative potential for every marriage

How misinterpretation of the two primary gender role passages in the Bible has deceived millions and caused great harm

How a major emphasis of scripture has been stifled or ignored

How to implement a game-changing Bible truth in your church

211565: Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?
By Ron Clark / Cascade Books

When a boy cries, his father trains him in the way of the ancients. He is taught to "man up," and rejects anything feminine in his life. Thus he begins the process of becoming a man in the image of his culture. This transformation comes at the expense of his own calling to reflect the image of God. Men and women, however, were both created in this divine image and were meant to live in harmony rather than enmity. Recently, influential Christian writers and leaders have suggested that men have become too feminized and need to return to their calling to be "real men." Clark believes that this "new masculinity" is in reality a return to the way of the ancients. Drawing from his experiences as a minister, domestic- and sexual- violence prevention advocate, and community leader, Clark suggests that Jesus came to redefine masculinity and resist the cultural view of manhood, power, and oppression.

8233408: The Imago DeiThe Imago Dei
By Lucy Peppiatt / Cascade Books

The doctrine of the imago Dei, that human beings are created in the "image and likeness of God," is an endlessly fascinating topic. Not only is it a central doctrine to Christian life and practice but also touches, perhaps even helps to form, every other doctrine of the Christian faith in one way or another. We do not think about God, in a Christian sense, as any other than the God who creates humanity in God's image. However, many of the details of this claim and what it means for human beings are left undefined by Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and it is not even mentioned in the creeds. This space leaves room for exploration. So the quest for what it means for human beings to be made in the image and likeness of God has never ceased to occupy theologians, clerics, and the laity alike. In this Companion, Peppiatt charts the developments of the doctrine through the ages, summarizing each position and perspective up to the modern day. This volume offers a compact but rich overview of the various ways in which this doctrine has been and is understood as well as pointing readers to further questions for consideration.

265125: Voices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the CenturiesVoices Long Silenced: Women Biblical Interpreters through the Centuries
By Joy A. Schroeder & Marion Ann Taylor / Westminster John Knox Press

Hundreds of women studied and interpreted the Bible between the years 100–2000 CE, but their stories have remained largely untold. In Voices Long Silenced, Joy A. Schroeder and Marion Ann Taylor introduce readers to the notable contributions of female commentators through the centuries. They unearth fascinating accounts of Jewish and Christian women from diverse communities—rabbinic experts, nuns, mothers, mystics, preachers, teachers, suffragists, and household managers—who interpreted Scripture through their writings.

This book recounts the struggles and achievements of women who gained access to education and biblical texts. It tells the story of how their interpretive writings were preserved or, all too often, lost. It also explores how, in many cases, women interpreted Scripture differently from the men of their times. Consequently, Voices Long Silenced makes an important, new contribution to biblical reception history. This book focuses on women's written words and briefly comments on women’s interpretation in media, such as music, visual arts, and textile arts. It includes short, representative excerpts from diverse women’s own writings that demonstrate noteworthy engagement with Scripture. 

Voices Long Silenced calls on scholars and religious communities to recognize the contributions of women, past and present, who interpreted Scripture, preached, taught, and exercised a wide variety of ministries in churches and synagogues.

0140306: The Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood: How God"s Word Consistently Affirms Gender EqualityThe Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood: How God's Word Consistently Affirms Gender Equality
By Philip B. Payne / Thomas Nelson

What if the biblical passages that supposedly endorse male headship and female subordination actually teach gender equality? Exploring Greek and Hebrew word meanings and historical and cultural context in 14 Scriptures, Philip B. Payne highlights the Holy Spirit's gifting of all believers; the oneness of Christ's body; the humility, service, and mutual submission required of every Christian; and more.

963005: The Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th EditionThe Family: A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th Edition
By Jack O. Balswick, Judith K. Balswick & Thomas V. Frederick / Baker Academic
964717: Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian DoctrineIndigenous Theology and the Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian Doctrine
By Randy S. Woodley / Baker Academic

Written in an accessible, conversational style that incorporates numerous stories and questions, Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview exposes the weaknesses of a Western worldview through a personal engagement with Indigenous theology. Randy Woodley critiques the worldview that undergirds the North American church by dismantling assumptions regarding early North American histories and civilizations, offering a comparative analysis of worldviews, and demonstrating a decolonized approach to Christian theology.

Woodley explains that Western theology has settled for a particular view of God and has perpetuated that basic view for hundreds of years, but Indigenous theology originates from a completely different DNA. Instead of beginning with God-created humanity, it begins with God-created place. Instead of emphasizing individualism, it emphasizes a corporateness that encompasses the whole community of creation. And instead of being about the next world, it is about the tangibility of our lived experiences in this present world. The book encourages readers to reject the many problematic aspects of the Western worldview and to convert to a worldview that is closer to that of both Indigenous traditions and Jesus.

327349: Naomi and Her DaughtersNaomi and Her Daughters
By Walter Wangerin, Jr. / Zondervan

Melding biblical accuracy with imaginative detail, Wangerin explores themes of love, faith, grief, and community. While the widow Naomi mourns the deaths of her two adult sons and the shocking murder of a beloved adopted daughter, she ponders the plight of her Moabite daughters-in-law---and makes a decision that will change the course of history. 288 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
387607: God"s Servant Ruth: A Poem with a PromiseGod's Servant Ruth: A Poem with a Promise
By Douglas Bond, McKenna Shaffer (Illustrator) / P&R Publishing

Experience the story of Naomi, Boaz, and Ruth with God's Servant Ruth by Douglas Bond, illustrated by McKenna Shaffer! Start your journey into the Bible with this beautiful book that teaches foundational theology and points to a wonderful Redeemer! Recommended for ages 5-12.  40 pages, Hardcover from P&R Publishing

14178X: Women and the Religion of Ancient IsraelWomen and the Religion of Ancient Israel
By Susan Ackerman / Yale University Press

Throughout the biblical narrative, ancient Israelite religious life is dominated by male actors. When women appear, they are often seen only on the periphery: as tangential, accidental, or passive participants. However, despite their absence from the written record, they were often deeply involved in religious practice and ritual observance.

In Women and the Religion of Ancient Israel, Susan Ackerman presents a comprehensive account of ancient Israelite women’s religious lives and experiences. She examines the various sites of their practice, including household shrines, regional sanctuaries, and national temples; the calendar of religious rituals that women observed on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis; and their special roles in religious settings. Drawing on texts, archaeology, and material culture, and documenting the distinctions between Israelite women’s experiences and those of their male counterparts, Ackerman reconstructs an essential picture of women’s lived religion in ancient Israelite culture.

1196741: The Struggle to Stay: Why Single Evangelical Women Are Leaving the ChurchThe Struggle to Stay: Why Single Evangelical Women Are Leaving the Church
By Katie Gaddini / Columbia University Press

Evangelical Christianity is often thought of as oppressive to women. The #MeToo era, when many women hit a breaking point with rampant sexism, has also reached evangelical communities. Yet more than thirty million women in the United States still identify as evangelical. Why do so many women remain in male-dominated churches that marginalize them, and why do others leave? In each case, what does this cost them?

The Struggle to Stay is an intimate and insightful portrait of single women's experiences in evangelical churches. Drawing on unprecedented access to churches in the United States and the United Kingdom, Katie Gaddini relates the struggles of four women, interwoven with her own story of leaving behind a devout faith. She connects these personal narratives with rigorous analysis of Christianity and politics in both countries, and contextualizes them through interviews with more than fifty other evangelical women. Gaddini grapples with the complexities of obedience and resistance for women within a patriarchal religion against the backdrop of a culture war. Her exploration of how women choose to leave or remain in environments that constrain them is nuanced and personal, telling powerful stories of faith, community, isolation, and loss. Bringing together meticulous research and deep empathy, The Struggle to Stay provides a revelatory account of the private burdens that evangelical women bear.

900838: She Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking UpShe Deserves Better: Raising Girls to Resist Toxic Teachings on Sex, Self, and Speaking Up
By Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach & Joanna Sawatsky / Baker Books

She Deserves Better is a must-read book for moms of daughters, designed to equip her with the skills she needs to confidently step into God's plan for her life. Based on surveys of over 28,000 women, The Great Sex Rescue authors present an evidence-based and biblically-grounded message of sexuality and self-worth to help raise strong and confident young women. Get the biblical advice you need to make sure your daughter knows who she is and has the resilience to face life's challenges.

868428: The Letter to the Ephesians: New International Commentary on the New TestamentThe Letter to the Ephesians: New International Commentary on the New Testament
By Lynn H. Cohick / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

The letter to the Ephesians provokes interpretive questions of authorship, audience, date, occasion, and purpose of writing. Interacting critically with this intense debate, Lynn Cohick provides an exegetically astute analysis of the six chapters of Ephesians. Cohick offers an insightful account of the epistle’s theology and soteriology as she attends to the letter’s expansive prose and lofty vision of God’s redemption. 

Cohick investigates the complex relationship between Jews and gentiles within the text and in the broader cultural context as she analyzes the epistle’s description of the Church and its appeals for discipleship. Her extensive knowledge of the social realities of women and families in the ancient world is evident throughout. Cohick’s historically sensitive and theologically rich commentary will resource a new generation of scholars, pastors, and lay leaders.

882063: Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really LikeFinding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like
By Susan E. Hylen / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

In this learned yet accessible book, Susan E. Hylen introduces first-century primary sources to illuminate readers’ understanding of New Testament women. Perfect for clergy, spiritual reading groups, and all curious minds, Finding Phoebe combines incisive scholarship and instructional sensibility to encourage readers to develop their own informed interpretations of Scripture.

Contrary to popular conceptions of "biblical womanhood" as passive and silent, women often served as leaders and prophets in their communities. Women owned one-third of all property during the period, granting them access to civic power through patronage. Many women worked outside the home and were educated according to the needs of their professions. Through careful examination of "modesty" and "silence" in the Greco-Roman world, Hylen reveals the centrality of these virtues to both men and women practicing self-control in service of communal good.

Hylen’s work will challenge readers to free their minds of modern preconceptions and consider New Testament women on their own terms. This practical book includes historical context, scriptural evidence, and questions for discussion.

852451: Phoebe: A StoryPhoebe: A Story
By Paula Gooder / IVP Academic

The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome around A.D. 56 and entrusted this vital letter to Phoebe, whom he describes as the deacon of the church at Cenchreae and patron of many. But who is the woman? Biblical scholar Gooder imagines Phoebe's story and, in so doing, opens up Paul's world for us. 315 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
902962: Leading Well: A Black Woman"s Guide to Wholistic, Barrier-Breaking LeadershipLeading Well: A Black Woman's Guide to Wholistic, Barrier-Breaking Leadership
By Jeanne Porter King / Baker Books

Black women in leadership positions often experience resistance, both from external forces and from within. If you are a leader in your profession, community, or church, you may have been made to feel like an outsider--someone who must prove herself again and again to be worthy of following. Maybe you're tired, resentful, or beaten-down by the sense that you'll just never be good enough for some people.

Take heart and take a seat at the table with Jeanne Porter King. Drawing from the biblical account of the Samaritan woman at the well, King shows how this outsider and outcast has been reduced to a stereotype by the same racist and sexist forces that attempt to reduce you to a stereotype and hinder your God-given call to leadership. She then shows how God uniquely positioned and equipped her to lead her people to the truth despite attempts to keep her silent and small.

If you long to lead from a strong spiritual core rather than a set of expectations you had no part in setting, this book offers you the inspiration, encouragement, and practical tools to make leading well a reality in your life.

879097: Women and the Gender of GodWomen and the Gender of God
By Amy Peeler / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

God is obviously not male as we understand human sexuality, contends Peeler, in this wide-ranging, probing overview. Part exegesis, part theological reflection, and part proclamation, her findings revel in the full dignity and honor of both sexes. "This deeply nuanced study finds fresh meaning in the incarnation,"---Publishers Weekly. 286 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
1402894: Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine StoriesWomen of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories
By Paula Gooder & Ally Barratt(ILLUS) / Church House Publishing
819991: Stained Glass Ceilings: How Evangelicals Do Gender and Practice PowerStained Glass Ceilings: How Evangelicals Do Gender and Practice Power
By Lisa Weaver Swartz / Rutgers University Press

Stained Glass Ceilings speaks to the intersection of gender and power within American evangelicalism by examining the formation of evangelical leaders in two seminary communities. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary inspires a vision of human flourishing through gender differentiation and male headship. Men practice "Godly Manhood,"and are taught to act as the "head" of a family, while their wives are socialized into codes of "Godly Womanhood" that prioritize prescribed gender roles. This power structure privileges men yet offers agency to their wives in women-centered spaces and through marital relationships. Meanwhile, Asbury Theological Seminary promises freedom from gendered hierarchies. Appealing to a story of gender-blind equality, Asbury welcomes women into classrooms, administrative offices, and pulpits. But the institution construction of egalitarianism obscures the fact that women are rewarded for adapting to an existing male-centered status quo rather than for developing their own voices as women. Featuring high-profile evangelicals such as Al Mohler and Owen Strachan, along with young seminarians poised to lead the movement in the coming decades, Stained Glass Ceilings illustrates the liabilities of white evangelical toolkits and argues that evangelical culture upholds male-centered structures of power even as it facilitates meaning and identity.

193860: Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition: Follow  Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved CommunityColor-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community
By Michelle T. Sanchez / WaterBrook

Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez, readers will explore antiracism from a biblical perspective and are encouraged to stand up to racism whereever they see it-in your school, in your community, and in your own heart and mind. Readers will learn to:

  • see how following Jesus and pursuing antiracism naturally go together
  • speak out with grace, trutch, and wisdom-whatever age or stage of life you may be in
  • step into who God is calling you to be in today's world
  • be inspired to make a difference right where you are

Paperback, 192 pages. Recommended for ages 13 to 17 years old.

Winner: Outreach Resource of the Year - Youth Resources by Outreach Magazine.

758345: Mothers as the Image of GodMothers as the Image of God
By Juliann Bullock / Resource Publications (CA)

Is God a man? If God is our Heavenly Father, does that require God to be male? Does the Bible ever describe God as a mother, as well as a father? If human fathers can show us what God is like, can we see God's image in our mothers too? How do women uniquely reveal the nature of the One who created both male and female in the image of God?

Mothers as the Image of God explores answers to these important questions, along with many others. This book guides the reader on a series of biblical reflections designed to help both men and women experience the motherly love of God revealed in Scripture, and to nourish women with the deep confidence that the most feminine aspects of their nature are a profound reflection of the very image of God, an image that is exquisitely displayed through mothering whether that takes place biologically, through adoption, or by pouring into spiritual children.

728967: The Biblical World of GenderThe Biblical World of Gender
By Cascade Books

What were the lives of women and men like in ancientIsrael? How does it affect their thinking about gender?Recent discussions of biblical womanhood and manhood tend toreflect our current concepts of masculinity and femininity,and less so the lived world of the biblical authors. Infact, gender does not often appear to be a noteworthy issuein Scripture at all, except in practical matters.Nonetheless, Genesis 1 invests the image of God itself withmale and female making sex central to what it means to behuman.
Instead of working out gender through Genesis'screation and Paul's household codes, we want to ask: Whatwas life like on an ancient Israelite farmstead, in a Second Temple synagogue,orin aRoman household inEphesus? Who ran things in the home, in the village, in thecities? Who had influence and social power, and how did theyemploy it?
Taking insights from anthropology andarchaeology, the authors of this collection paint a dynamicportrait of gender in antiquity that has been put intoconversation with the biblical texts.The Biblical World of Gender explores gender backstage in the daily lives andassumptions of the biblical authors and on-stage in theirwritings.