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Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose

Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose

by Aimee Byrd
Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose

Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose

by Aimee Byrd

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Overview

This book dismantles every mistruth that you've heard about the role of women in the Bible, her place in the church, and the patriarchal lie of so-called “biblical manhood and womanhood.” In its place, Aimee Byrd details a truly biblical vision of women as equal partners in Christ's church and kingdom.

The church is the school of Christ, commissioned to discipleship. The responsibility of every believer—men and women together—is being active and equal participants in and witnesses to the faith. And yet many women are trying to figure out what their place is in the church, fighting to have their voices heard and filled with questions:

  • Do men and women benefit equally from God's word?
  • Are we equally responsible in sharpening one another in the faith and passing it down to the next generation?
  • Do we really need men's Bibles and women's Bibles, or can the one Holy Bible guide us all?

The answers lie neither with radical feminists, who claim that the Bible is hopelessly patriarchal, nor with the defenders of “biblical manhood,” whose understanding of Scripture is captive to the culture they claim to distance themselves from.

Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood presents a more biblical account of gender, marriage, and ministry. It explores the feminine voice in Scripture as synergistic with the dominant male voice. It fortifies churches in a biblical understanding of brotherhood and sisterhood in God's household and the necessity of learning from one another in studying God's word.

Until both men and women grow in their understanding of their relationship to Scripture, there will continue to be tension between the sexes in the church. Church leaders can be engaged in thoughtful critique of the biblical manhood and womanhood movement, the effects it has on their congregation, and the homage it ironically pays to the culture of individualism that works against church, family, and a Christ-like vision of community.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310108719
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 251,009
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Aimee Byrd is author, speaker, blogger, podcaster, and former coffee shop owner. Aimee is author of several books, including Housewife Theologian (P&R, 2013), Theological Fitness (P&R, 2015), No Little Women (P&R, 2016), and Why Can’t We Be Friends? (P&R, 2018). Her articles have appeared in First Things, Table Talk, Modern Reformation, By Faith, New Horizons, Ordained Servant, Harvest USA, and Credo Magazine and she has been interviewed and quoted in Christianity Today and The Atlantic. She is the cohost of Mortification of Spin podcast for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and regularly blogs there as well. Aimee and her husband have three children and reside in Brunswick, Maryland.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: The Church’s Yellow Wallpaper PART ONE: RECOVERING THE WAY WE READ SCRIPTURE CHAPTER ONE: Why Men and Women Don’t Read Separate Bibles CHAPTER TWO: Why Not the Book of Boaz? CHAPTER THREE: Girl Interrupted PART TWO: RECOVERING OUR MISSION CHAPTER FOUR: Why Our Aim Is Not Biblical Manhood and Womanhood CHAPTER FIVE: What the Church Is For CHAPTER SIX: The Great Divorce That We Didn’t See Coming PART THREE: RECOVERING THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY BELIEVER CHAPTER SEVEN: Is This the Way It Was Supposed to Be? CHAPTER EIGHT: When Paul Passed Phoebe the Baton

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