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This list comprises some of CBE’s favorite books from 2020 related to women’s equality. Add these books to your 2021 reading list, and you’ll be off to an empowered and inspired year.

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Cheryl Bridges Johns shines a new light on the dramatic transformation that takes place during perimenopause and menopause. She invites us to see menopause as more than a time of biological change by examining the psychological and spiritual aspects.

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There is no magical age at which a woman’s maturity and experience cancels out the discrimination she experiences based on her gender, so we need to talk about gender equality past the experiences of our youths.

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CBE President Mimi Haddad urges us to be harmonizers and find unity as God’s family during this season of polarization and division. She shows how Jesus modeled this by including marginalized women.

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Like Mary the Mother of Jesus, Christian men and women are called to bring Christ to the world.

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If we broaden our scope to a global and centuries-long view, it becomes clear that the church’s primary source of biblical interpretation and application has been preaching.

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Like Mary of Luke 10, our identity in Christ is not primarily as females or males, but as faithful disciples.

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Ben Witherington III’s story of Priscilla provides extensive insight into the lives of the earliest Christian women.

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These writers see a way forward for us to achieve true justice and full equality for all women and men. Let them lead us in our shared commitment to mutuality.  

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CBE book club members reflect on their journeys with Defiant through the many questions we considered and the next steps that flowed from reading this powerful book.

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