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Book Reviews

“Paul and Gender” by Cynthia Westfall

May 2nd, 2017

Here’s a short review–more a recommendation–of Cynthia Westfall’s superb new book, “Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ”, published by Baker Academic. Continue reading»

Book Review: Raised from Obscurity

September 25th, 2015

In this post I review Greg Forbes and Scott Harrower’s excellent 2015 book ‘Raised from Obscurity: A Narratival and Theological Study of the Characterization of Women in Luke-Acts’. I highly recommend this book! Continue reading»

A newer translation of Eusebius’ “Church History”

January 20th, 2015

Eusebius’ Church History (or Ecclesiastical History) fills in many of the gaps in the New Testament accounts of the Apostolic Church . . . and more. I love this book! Continue reading»

“Unexpected Love” by Julie Zine Coleman

December 14th, 2014

“Unexpected Love” is a book about Jesus’ conversations with nine women, as recorded in the Gospels. This book would make a lovely Christmas gift. Continue reading»

5 Books on Christian Doctrine without a Complementarian Edge

September 4th, 2014

Are you looking for a systematic theology or a book on Christian doctrine that has been written by a scholar with an egalitarian or mutualist ideology? Here are a few good books you might want to add to your library. Continue reading»

Egalitarian Books and Resources on Christian Marriage

July 14th, 2014

Here are ten books, or resources, on Christian marriage that are suitable for engaged and married couples, marriage counselors and coaches, and pastors. They all have an egalitarian, or mutualist, perspective.

Do you have experience with these resources? Are there others that should be added to this list? Continue reading»

A Critique of John Dickson’s “Hearing Her Voice”

January 16th, 2013

“Hearing Her Voice” by John Dickson is one of three ebooks in the series “Fresh Perspectives on Women in Ministry” that were released on Christmas/Boxing Day 2012. In his book, John argues that women can speak – preach, exhort, exposit Scripture, prophecy, pray, etc – in church meetings. Continue reading»

A Critique of Kathy Keller’s “Jesus, Justice and Gender Roles”

January 6th, 2013

Kathy Keller’s book is one of three ebooks in the series “Fresh Perspectives on Women in Ministry” that were released on Christmas/Boxing Day 2012. Kathy devotes most of her ebook to presenting her case that women are prohibited from just one kind of speaking ministry in the church. Continue reading»

Book Review: God’s Good Design

August 20th, 2012

“God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women” is an Australian publication which promotes complementarian gender roles.
This review by Lyn Kidson contains interesting information (from primary sources) on the virtue of “quietness” in Greco-Roman society, and how this relates to New Testament instructions to women. It’s a long read, but well worth it. Continue reading»

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