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Jesus Feminist

An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

For centuries, the role of women in the Church has been a subdued one, with many limitations. The time has come, argues Sarah Bessey-who has been called an "accidental grassroots voice for postmodern and progressive evangelical women"- to take a new look at Scripture and challenge old assumptions.In Jesus Feminist, Bessey shares her spiritual journey, which ranges from growing up in a post–gender-debate home to learning about the worldwide struggles of women and the obstacles even a well-meaning church can pose. Through disarmingly intimate storytelling, she tells how she grew to understand the story of God and the vastness of his work through women. Never one to shy away from the hard questions, Bessey engages critically with Scripture and church practices that are often used against full equality and shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.Filled with beauty, hard truth, and brave vulnerability, Jesus Feminist urges the Church to stop asking "man or woman" as a qualification for ministry and to start helping everyone find freedom in the fullness, hope, glory, and work of Christ.

©2013 Sarah Bessey (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Never strident, Bessy's approach is instead solid and clear.... An excellent choice." ( Booklist)

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Love the book; HATE the reader.

I own this book and purchased the audiobook to re-read it while driving for work. I so wish the author had read this. The woman who does read it is annoying to listen to and made me sad I wasted a credit on it. Buy and read the book on your own.

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A healing balm for the wounds of Christian women

I really enjoyed this book and I even listened to certain chapters twice. The narrator was very annoying and in the beginning of the book it seemed like she was trying to sound like a Victorian period actress.

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  • 08-06-15

Very Thought Provoking

I couldn't press pause. The narration was perfect with inflection and voice. The book covered and exposed territory I did not expect. I listen to and read several Christian writers but I was compelled by this particular writer to not only listen but hear and then put feet to the emotion, action to the call. Blessed.

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Great read

Well written. Message clearly expressed through the use of both biblical anecdotes, and personal experiences. Though clearly written for women, it is a call for both genders to live in love and justice.

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Kind but firm

I wanted someone to validate me as a feminist, to be angry and smash the patriarchy with me and Jesus. But this book is so much more than that. It is about how to be all that we are called to be as daughters and wives and servants of Jesus, and to stand up for what is right with love. It was so tender I was kind of "eww" at first but the prose began to resonate with me more and more as I listened.

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A much-needed voice in our church today

What a wonderful well written book. It rolls off the tongue like poetry giving freedom to all women. This is a book that the church needs to hear. This is a book that fills the void and shows God‘s purpose for all women in the church.

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finally

She expresses and validates many ideas I've had and issues I've wrestled with through the years. Scripturally-backed feminism. Yes.

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Loved it!

Absolutely love this book. Already listening to it for the second time. The narrator was spot on.

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Wow. What a book.

I picked this title up off my sister’s night stand thinking it was some sort of joke. NO JOKE HERE, my friends. This book is the real deal. From the very first chapter my curiosity was piqued. The more I listened, the more I began to understand the perspective of the author and the more I began to agree with her. I think this book should be a must-read for 21st Century believers...especially young people. It was fantastic.
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Empowering!

I had seen the book "Jesus Feminist" pop up occasionally in a group on facebook. I tend to shy away from the word "Feminist" because of the negative way it is portrayed by some extremists (like the ones who don't like identifying as "female" or "women" because "male" and "men" are contained in the words)--but since it was free with my first month of Audible, I decided to go ahead and get it! SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!! I didn't agree with everything she said, but I definitely connected with most of it. I STRONGLY encourage EVERYONE to read it--or Listen to it like I did. I laughed, cried, shouted "AMEN" more than a few times, and finished the book inspired to be a tool for God to lift-up and empower other women to serve however God calls them--whether in the home, in the workplace, in the Church, or some other place.