Half the Church

Half the Church:
Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women
By Carolyn Custis James (Zondervan)
A 2012 Outreach Resource of the Year

“This book is a stirring and encouraging call to a ‘blessed alliance’ between women and men in addressing a great evil of our time, and any time: the neglect and exploitation of girls and women worldwide. At its heart are several chapters of culturally astute biblical exposition, especially a powerful reading of the story of Ruth, that show how radical the Bible was in its time, and how relevant it remains in our time. Carolyn Custis James writes not to defend either ‘side’ of the debate over women in leadership, but to call us, whatever our position in that debate, to the indisputable biblical role of image bearers who are allies in the kingdom of God. It’s a passionate, clear and convincing call to a better way for both men and women.” —Andy Crouch, from the March/April 2012 issue of Outreach magazine

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