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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.
Meet the Authors
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 A. Dean is on InterVarsity Staff in Redlands, California.
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