SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation To Revisit the Bible's View of Women

Howard. Nov. 2013. 240p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781476717258. pap. $14.99. REL
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Bessey, a blogger at sarahbessey.com, is not the first woman to try to reconcile faith with feminism, but her journey and insights have their own charm. Her best reflection comes early in this volume: "Patriarchy is not God's dream for humanity." Bessey goes on to elaborate, with humor, how the church can move beyond the choice between maleness and femaleness; the work of Jesus, she claims, involves a total change of the binaries we see.
VERDICT A straightforward, easily read move toward deeply revolutionary ideas from a devout writer, this book ought to intrigue many individual readers and church groups.

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