We are all born inside a fence. Not the same fence, but we all have our own variation of restrictions-passed-down-to-us. The narrative passed down to Christian women by patriarchal religion tells us not only that we are bad, but that we need someone outside ourselves to save us. We need a revolutionary new spirituality, and a revolutionary term to describe it: the queendom of God.
Telling the stories of some of the strongest women in all of Scripture--like Delilah, Deborah, and Jael--as well as some of the most brutalized--like the daughter of Jephthah--Thy Queendom Come offers a new path forward. In the queendom of God, we are no longer waiting on a rescuer. We realize we are ready to conceive and give birth to new life--a creative act between God and us, no masculine authority necessary.
We can, as women, say yes to the divine annunciation, quite apart from any sinner's prayer, the blessing of priests, or an ordination by men. We can leave the narrow kingdom behind and embrace a more vibrant, just, and inspiring spiritual life in God's queendom.
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About the Author
Kyndall Rae Rothaus is an award-winning preacher, feminist theologian, certified spiritual director, storyteller, and spoken-word artist. She is the cofounder of Nevertheless She Preached, a national, ecumenical preaching event designed to elevate the voices of womxn on the margins. Rothaus has written for various publications, including Faith and Leadership, Ethics Daily, Review and Expositor, Baptist News Global, and The Upper Room Disciplines. Her first book, Preacher Breath, was published in 2015. She lives in Texas with two energetic and adorable daughters, and two highly extroverted pets.
Table of ContentsDedication
Chapter 1: But God Is a Boy!
Chapter 2: Rule #1: There Is No Queen
Chapter 3: It's an Inside Job First
Chapter 4: Pull Up a Chair
Chapter 5: Honestly
Chapter 6: I Want to See You Be Brave
Chapter 7: Not Your Cross to Bear
Chapter 8: Mama God
Chapter 9: Homecoming