Women and God: Hard Questions, Beautiful Truth
There is much discussion and confusion around the issues of gender equality and gender roles, and the church is not exempt. Some even believe that the Bible contributes to sexism against women and that God is, in some way, sexist. ...
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There is much discussion and confusion around the issues of gender equality and gender roles, and the church is not exempt. Some even believe that the Bible contributes to sexism against women and that God is, in some way, sexist.
In this warm, conversational and sympathetic book, Kathleen Nielson looks at what the Bible really says about women and what it reveals about God's attitude towards them. She asks the hard questions about the Old Testament Law, the role of women in marriage and the role of women in the church, consistently pointing us to God's word and his perfectly created order. Take a look at the issues here.
She not only provides Biblical reasoning in answer to these questions, but also shows how the truth can be enjoyed as women and men submit to the perfect will of our compassionate, merciful and gracious God.
Women and men of all backgrounds, views, and ages will find this a valuable book. Pastors and elders will will find it useful as they work out how to faithfully lead a united worshipping community under the authority of Christ and in accordance with Scripture. It is also ideal for use in women's ministry as women seek to live and act according to God's will.
"I was deeply helped by reading Women and God. It is a book written by a wise woman, and it does not shy away from hard, painful, complex issues."
- Ligon Duncan, Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
What does the Bible really say about women? Is God somewhat sexist? Is there a way to see what God says in this area not only as true, but also as beautiful? In this warm, conversational, sympathetic book, Kathleen Nielson asks the hard questions on this most emotive subject, showing how truth can not just be believed, but enjoyed. Women of all backgrounds, views, and ages will want to read this crucial book.
Kathleen Nielson is a renowned conference speaker internationally, and served as Director of Women's Initiatives at The Gospel Coalition. Kathleen is the author of numerous Bible studies and books, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles Simeon Trust. She is married to Niel and they have three sons and five granddaughters.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. How We Got Here
- 3. Second Place?
- 4. Fallen Women
- 5. The Darkest Places
- 6. Strong Women
- 7. Women, Sex, And A Question Of Double Standards
- 8. Women's Bodies
- 9. A Man Unlike Any Other
- 10. Women And Marriage
- 11. Women And The Church
- 12. The Goodness Of God