Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James
Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women

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Women comprise at least half the world and usually more than half the church. But so often Christian teaching for women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This shuts a lot of women out from contributing to God's kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The strongest voices speaking into women's lives in the twenty-first century are Islam and Feminism--systems that reside at opposite ends of the spectrum. Does the church's message for women stake out the middle ground or lead the way to something much better?  Is that message strong enough to withstand the worst realities women suffer in this broken world?  Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents that invest the lives of every woman and girl with cosmic significance that nothing can destroy.  These new images of what can be in Christ come with a blazing call for them to join their brothers in advancing God's gracious kingdom on earth.  Carolyn offers readers a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.
 

About Carolyn Custis James

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Carolyn Custis James (MA, Biblical Studies) travels extensively as a popular speaker for women's conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations. Her ministry organization, WhitbyForum, promotes thoughtful biblical discussion to help men and women serve God together. Carolyn founded and is president of the Synergy Women's Network. She is a consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament and author of When Life and Beliefs Collide and Lost Women of the Bible. Carolyn and her husband live in Boxford, Massachusetts. They have one grown daughter. SPANISH BIO: Carolyn Custis James (MA, Estudios Biblicos) viaja extensivamente como una hablante popular para las conferencias de las mujeres, iglesias, colegios, seminarios, y otras organizaciones cristianas. Su organizacion del ministerio, Whitby Forum, promueve la discusion biblica pensativa para ayudar los hombre y las mujeres para combinan las fuerzas en servir dios a juntos. Nacio en Oregon, desarrollo su negocio propio de programas de computadora en Oxford, Inglaterra, antes de trasladarse a Orlando, Florida, con su esposo y hija.
 
Published April 19, 2011 by Zondervan. 209 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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Author (When Life and Beliefs Collide) and conference speaker James takes on the church's historical stance on women who enthusiastically embrace their God-given role as ezer-warriors (ezer is the H

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The Gospel Coalition

By attempting to combat the conservative position of women in the church, along with the plight of women worldwide, James comes across as trying to do too much.

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