Book Reviews

For those of you who are interested, compiled some reputable reviews from complementarian women about Rachel Held Evan’s new book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood. – In my personal opinion, I think this is the best review so far. I have been waiting on pins and needles to hear what Mary Kassian had to say and I was not disappointed. Mary Kassian is probably the one woman who had the best credentials to write a review of this book seeing as how she was one of the one’s to coin the term “complementarian”. – Kathy Keller, wife of pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Church in NYC wrote a review for Gospel Coalition. She did an excellent job calling out RHE’s “sloppy hermeneutics”. It was also an excellent review in an open letter format to Rachel. I appreciate Mrs. Keller for her boldness to be rather blunt about RHE’s mishandling of Scripture. – “Sarah Flashing is a writer and speaker with a passion for helping women think biblically about all areas of life. Because women’s lives are so drastically changing according to the shifts in culture, the ministry landscape has changed as well. Therefore, the shaping of a Christian worldview in the lives of women is the primary task of The Center for Women of Faith in Culture.” (from her blog)  I have recently come across Sarah Flashing but what I have found, I like. – “Trillia (Newbell) is the Editor and creator of WOG Magazine.” (from her blog) She says, “This book is not ultimately about manhood and womanhood, headship and submission, or the complementarian and egalitarian debate. At its root this book questions the validity of the Bible. And denying the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture is a denial that will ultimately erode the gospel of our Savior.”

I am thankful for these ladies who used their God-given minds to think critically and help the rest of us as we think through and process the all important issues of gender and biblical womanhood.


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