A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

Subtitled “How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband ‘Master’.”

I didn’t think I wanted to read A Year of Biblical Womanhood because it seemed gimmicky and I assumed that the writer was going for snark. But I gradually became turned on to the beautiful, incisive, perceptive, and deeply Christian writings of author Rachel Held Evans and realized I had to make this my next read.

I want all of my friends to read this book so we can talk about how awesome it is. I double dog dare anyone to find fault with Held Evans’s commitment to orthodoxy and her belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. She doesn’t dismiss the hard sayings of Scripture nor does she assume that all Scripture is proscriptive. Instead she goes deep into Biblical exegesis, literary analysis, and theological research in order to find out what the Bible has to say to women.

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