Beginning from Genesis and working all the way through the storyline of the Bible, Worthy demonstrates the significant and yes, even surprising, ways that God has used women to accomplish His kingdom goals. Because, like men, they are created in His image, their lives reflect and declare His worth. Worthy will enable and encourage both men and women to embrace this true and lofty vision of God's creation, plan, and their value in His eyes.
Bestselling author Elyse Fitzpatrick and pastor Eric Schumacher together invite women to embrace a transformative and empowering view of their Maker, themselves, and the church. But this isn't only a book for women. It is also a book for men, especially leaders, who want to grow in their understanding of God's perspective on women, people who normally make up the majority of their congregations; men who might be wondering if they've missed something amid the abuse scandals that are rocking the church. Might the headlines they're reading today about abuse have their roots in a denigration of the value and worth of women? Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women will help every reader see the value, place, and calling of women through study questions and a "Digging Deeper" section that will help men and women discover how to cherish, value, and honor one another for God's glory.
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About the Author
Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author whose work has been featured by the Gospel Coalition and elsewhere. He has a BA in communications and an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Jenny, have five children and live in Iowa. Learn more at www.emschumacher.com.
Elyse Fitzpatrick (www.elysefitzpatrick.com) is a nationally sought after speaker and author, speaking at such events as The Gospel Coalition and Nancy Leigh DeMoss's Revive Conference. Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley Center Community Church, a reformed congregation in the community of Valley Center. VCCC is a member of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals.
She holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 22 books on daily living and the Christian life.
Elyse has been married for over forty years and has three adult children and grandchildren.
Eric Schumacher (www.emschumacher.com) is a pastor, songwriter, and author whose work has been featured by the Gospel Coalition and elsewhere. He has a BA in communications and an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Jenny, have five children and live in Iowa.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women in God's Word 15
1 The Worth of Women in Creation 25
2 The Worth of Women in the Fail 40
3 The Worth of Women in the Promise 59
4 The Worth of Women in Israel's History 72
5 The Worth of Women in Israel's Law 91
6 The Worth of Women in Israel's Worship 107
7 The Worth of Women in Israel's Wisdom 123
8 The Worth of Women in Jesus' Birth 138
9 The Worth of Women in Jesus' Life and Ministry 155
10 The Worth of Women in Jesus' Death and Resurrection 170
11 The Worth of Women in the Church 190
12 The Worth of Women in the Twenty-First Century 207
Conclusion: A Call to Hope-Driven, Courageous, Compassionate Conviction 233
Appendix 1 Ladies First 251
Appendix 2 What Women Wish Their Pastors Knew 256
Appendix 3 31 Things (Good) Pastors Want Women to Know 267
Appendix 4 Sample Letter from Pastor to Initiate Conversations 271
Appendix 5 An Open Letter to Rachael Denhollander on #SBCtoo 274
Epilogue: "Worthy-A Song of Praise" 282
Acknowledgments (Elyse) 285
Acknowledgments (Eric) 287