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More Than Serving Tea

Kathy KhangChristie Heller De LeonAsifa DeanNikki A ToyamaTracey GeeJeanette Yep

More Than Serving Tea

Kathy KhangChristie Heller De LeonAsifa DeanNikki A ToyamaTracey GeeJeanette Yep

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Asian American women are caught between different worlds. Many grew up sensing that daughters were not as valuable as sons. Family expectations and cultural stereotypes assume that Asian American women can only have certain prescribed roles, as if our worth comes only through what we do for others.But God has good news for Asian American women. In his eyes, they are his beloved daughters, created for greater purposes than the roles imposed upon us. In this one-of-a-kind book, editors Nikki Toyama and Tracey Gee and a team of Asian American women share how God has redeemed their stories and helped them move beyond cultural and gender constraints. With the help of biblical role models and modern-day mentors, these women have discovered how God works through their ethnic identity, freeing them to use their gifts and empowering them to serve and lead.The contributors include writers of East Asian heritage (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) as well as Southeast Asian (Filipina) and South Asian (Pakistani). Their diverse perspectives shed light on common threads in the Asian American experience, providing encouragement and guidance to others on the journey.God has so much more in store for Asian American women than cultural norms, gender roles and old stereotypes of geisha girls or dutiful daughters. Experience the joy and freedom of becoming the Asian American Christian woman God intended you to be.

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About "More Than Serving Tea"

Asian American women are caught between different worlds. Many grew up sensing that daughters were not as valuable as sons. Family expectations and cultural stereotypes assume that Asian American women can only have certain prescribed roles, as if our worth comes only through what we do for others.But God has good news for Asian American women. In his eyes, they are his beloved daughters, created for greater purposes than the roles imposed upon us. In this one-of-a-kind book, editors Nikki Toyama and Tracey Gee and a team of Asian American women share how God has redeemed their stories and helped them move beyond cultural and gender constraints. With the help of biblical role models and modern-day mentors, these women have discovered how God works through their ethnic identity, freeing them to use their gifts and empowering them to serve and lead.The contributors include writers of East Asian heritage (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) as well as Southeast Asian (Filipina) and South Asian (Pakistani). Their diverse perspectives shed light on common threads in the Asian American experience, providing encouragement and guidance to others on the journey.God has so much more in store for Asian American women than cultural norms, gender roles and old stereotypes of geisha girls or dutiful daughters. Experience the joy and freedom of becoming the Asian American Christian woman God intended you to be.
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Meet the Authors

Kathy Khang

Kathy Khang is the IVCF Area Director for Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Christie Heller De Leon

Christie B. De Leon is on IVCF Staff at UC Davis, Davis, California. She has a degree in sociology and was born in Manila, Philippines.

Asifa Dean

Asifa A. Dean is on InterVarsity Staff in Redlands, California.

Jeanette Yep

Jeanette Yep, an American-born Chinese, served as coordinatoJeanette Yep, an American-born Chinese, served as coordinator for Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents. She r for Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents. She was an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship student leader at Mwas an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship student leader at Mount Holyoke College. After graduation she spent a year studount Holyoke College. After graduation she spent a year studying Chinese language and culture in Taiwan. Recently she reying Chinese language and culture in Taiwan. Recently she reA

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Jeanette Yep
  • Introduction--asian American Christian Women: Triple Blessing Or Triple Curse? by Nikki A. Toyama
  • 1. Sticks, Stones And Stereotypes by Christie Heller De Leon
  • 2. Pulled By Expectations by Kathy Khang
  • 3. Perfectionistic Tendencies by Nikki A Toyama
  • 4. From Swallowing Suffering by Tracey Gee
  • 5. Freedom In Sexuality by Kathy Khang
  • 6. Daughter Of Two Worlds by Christie Heller De Leon
  • 7. Friends Or Enemies? asifa Dean
  • 8. Single Asian Female Seeking. . . by Asifa Dean
  • 9. Getting Used To The Sound Of My Voice by Nikki A. Toyama
  • 10. Becoming Leaders by Tracey Gee
  • Epilogue by Tracey Gee
  • Acknowledgments
  • Recommended Reading
  • Study Guide
  • Notes
  • About The Authors

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 256151
  • Product Code 0830833714
  • EAN 9780830833719
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Women
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2006
  • Sales Rank #25266
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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