Item description for Women of Destiny: Releasing You to Fulfill God's Call in Your Life and in the Church by Cindy Jacobs...
Overview Have you ever wrestled with the question of whether God is calling you to ministry---and then been afraid the answer is "yes"? This book is for you! Jacobs's sensitive, biblically sound exploration of women in ministry will help you rethink this vital issue---and encourage you to accept your call to lead God's people.
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Studio: Gospel Light Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.39" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 1998
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830718648 ISBN13 9780830718641
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More About Cindy Jacobs
Cindy Jacobs is one of the leaders of the modern prayer movement. She and her husband, Mike, are the founders of Generals International, and she speaks worldwide to hundreds of thousands each year. Cindy has written several books, including the bestselling Possessing the Gates of the Enemy. Her television program, God Knows, is seen on the God Channel as well as around the world. Cindy and Mike reside in Dallas Texas.
Cindy Jacobs currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Cindy Jacobs was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Women of Destiny: Releasing You to Fulfill God's Call in Your Life and in the Church?
Excellently Researched & Very Balanced Mar 13, 2006
I read this book and was very impressed with the balance that Dr. Jacobs showed. For those who have wanted to factually know once and for all what scripture says about women in ministry, this is for you.
A Must-Read for All Women in the Christian Church Jun 17, 2004
Finally, a book that affirms the value of women in the church! There have been many books written for Christian women, but this is the first one I've seen that actually tackles the issue of whether women should be pastors head-on. All Christian women (not to mention Christian men) can benefit from reading it. In examining the scriptures of the New Testament in their original Greek AND in their cultural context, Cindy Jacobs comes to a startling conclusion: rather than being subservient "drudges", the women of the early church were in fact church elders, deacons, teachers (in spite of 1 Timothy 2:11-15, which supposedly forbids women from teaching!) and yes, even pastors. Jacobs' take on the so-called "difficult passages" is thought-provoking, as she refers to the writings of theologians of the past, such as Katherine Bushnell and A.J. Gordon. Other chapters are "Halls of Fame" presenting the reader with the accomplishments of strong Christian women of the past. Also of interest is Jacobs' sobering examiniation of the place of women in society prior to the coming of Christ. (All those who say, "The Church has been oppressing women from the beginning," please take note!!!)
In general, the message of this book is invaluable, and I recommend it for the personal library of every Christian woman. If books like this were more widely read, perhaps we would have fewer people turning to the theologies of "The Da-Vinci Code" for answers.
Inspirational Dec 30, 2001
This book inspired me to move forward with what I feel is God's call on my life. If you have confusion about reconciling what you feel God is calling you to do because you are a woman, this book will help you see your way clear. Cindy Jacobs combines solid scriptural research with humor and personal testimony to lead the reader through the issues of the taboo of women in the ministry - as well as many other women in Christianity issues. Very readable.
Thoroughly Written Jun 20, 2000
I loved this book. It has been my desire to find out what my destiny in this life is. This book was a wonderful start as it gave insight on what a woman's destiny.
Cindy Jacobs really lays things out in clear view for you to grasp and understand. It is biblically based. She also has her own personal testimonies interwoven in this book.
This book was a gift from my sister. I will cherish it always. If you are wondering what to do or how to go about finding out what your destiny is, get this book. It has truly blessed me.
Delightful menu of truth Jun 9, 2000
This is a special treat from Cindy Jacobs. Cindy's bold approach is not to encroach the male domain, but to reposition women roles to where they should belong in the Body of Christ. She, tactfully, defends the spiritual rights of women, giving classic examples of past and present generals of God who have changed the biased views of women role in the church.
She scores great in her personal testimonies. Her transparency and candor will open up more balance voices in today's marketplace where gender is always an issue. Fortifying her conviction with biblical scriptures, Cindy invades the draconian wall of today's belief that women has no place in the House of the Lord.
This book will gag the mouth of those who fight only for their selfish interest. Many like to interpret the biblical scripture according to their one-sided experiences or singular cultures. So you can see how the expansive meaning of the scriptural text was truncated by the lack of depth in interpreting by ignoring the biblical culture and environmental context when the scripture was first penned. However Cindy cleverly treat the situation by responding with well research and cognitive facts.
Cindy's contents is a healing to wounded female who have been kept backstage for too long. In the same tone, this book also alludes that women when co-exist and co-labor along with men will bring the church potential to the maximum that God intended.
So let's take the saddle off the women, they are going places !