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The debate concerning gender roles in the church and in marriage continues to divide Christians. Can the gap be bridged between complementarians and egalitarians? 

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Many books on Christian marriage assume that the Bible puts men in a leadership role. But there’s a better way. Not only is it healthier for families, but it’s more faithful to the Bible, which casts a vision of marriage where men and women co-lead and co-serve as equal partners.

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Kevin Giles has been writing on women in the Bible for over forty years. In What the Bible Actually Teaches on Women, he gives the most comprehensive account to date of the competing conclusions to this question and the issues surrounding it.

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Kevin Giles surveys available scientific information and notes the consensus that the most sure indicator of higher incidences of abuse is found in communities where men are privileged and expected to be in charge.

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The gospel was never intended to restrain women from pursuing God or to prevent them from fulfilling their divine destiny. In his revised and updated book, Lee Grady boldly proclaims the truth of the gospel: that men and women are appointed by god and empowered by Him.

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Scholars are divided in their views about the teachings on riches in 1 Timothy. Evidence that has been largely overlooked in NT scholarship appears in Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus and suggests that the topic be revisited. In this volume, Hoag introduces Ephesiaca and employs a socio-rhetorical methodology to explore it alongside other ancient evidence and five passages in 1 Timothy (2:9 15; 3:1 13; 6:1 2a; 6:2b 10; and 6:17 19). His findings augment our modern conception of the Sitz im Leben of the wealthy in Ephesus.

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Equal to Serve takes a close look at the women of the Bible and the men they lived and served with. 

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Eight accomplished Christian women tell the stories of the men in their lives who helped them achieve remarkable things for God's kingdom. These touching stories of women from around the world and the fathers, husbands, brothers, pastors, colleagues, and friends who encouraged, strengthened, and challenged them along their life journeys will warm the hearts of women and men alike.

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Offers personal stories from committed believers, coupled with rigorous academic research from renowned scholars. Developed for pastors.

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This journal richly affirms the notion that we as male and female are made in one image, for one purpose, and brought together in Christ through one baptism. Developed for Lutherans.

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