ATTENTION: Women of the Church!
What would happen if ALL women just stopped going to church? What would the men do?
This scenario happens in “The Resignation of Eve”.
Title – The Resignation Of Eve: What If Adam’s Rib Is No Longer Willing To Be The Church’s Backbone?
Author – Jim Henderson
Publisher – Barna Books/Tyndale House Publishers
Date of publication – February 2012
Number of pages
*Tyndale House Publishers have provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of “The Resignation of Eve” to read in order to write my review.*
Read Jim Henderson’s Bio HERE
In talking with women around the country, Jim Henderson has come to believe that there is an epidemic of quiet, even sad resignation among dedicated Christian women who are feeling overworked and undervalued in the church. As a result, many women are discouraged. Some, particularly young women, respond by leaving the organized church . . . or walking away from the faith altogether.
WOW! What a very interesting book!
“The Resignation of Eve
” will definitely make you think about yourself, your church, and your involvement in church a little differently. As a Christian woman, I have had many of the thoughts and feelings highlighted in this book. The general premise of the book is essentially, what if the women of the church stopped being the workhorses of the church. That’s right! No more singing in the choir. No more running the nursery. No more working in children’s church. No more anything until equality is evaluated! Due to certain scriptures in the bible and due to a certain mindset of men in the church, women are not to lead in the church. Some men believe that women should be quiet in the church; other men believe that women should only lead women’s groups or work with children/youth groups. The author, through numerous interviews and research has attempted to expose the inequality in the treatment of women in the church. The book gives a very engaging look at how women view themselves in Gods’ church. This book was well written and thought provoking. The author gave us a LOT of information to ponder. I enjoyed reading the interviews with the various women and getting to understand the different views of women in the church. This book should be included in every book club across America. After reading The Resignation of Eve, I had to think back on my involvement in church work and evaluate what I do and why.
The author of this book believes that most women in the church fit into three main categories. Those RESIGNED to the treatment of women in the church. Those who RESIGNED from the church and its treatment of women. Lastly, those RE-SIGNED to influencing and changing the treatment of women in the church.
Which category do YOU fit in?
This book is a definite must read for MEN and WOMEN!
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