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What Women Wish Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church [Hardcover]

By Denise George (Author)
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?What do you wish your pastor knew about women in the church?? The question went out to hundreds of Christian women. This book is the result of that survey: powerful new insights and guidance that can help pastors build up women, heal them, empower them, and help them contribute fully and gladly to the church.

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This book will open your eyes to the needs, frustrations, dreams, and potential of your church's greatest resource---the 60 percent of its members who provide far more than 60 percent of what keeps it going. The women of your church think the world of you, pastor. But they deeply wish you understood a few things about them that can make an enormous difference to their well-being and that of your church. From the findings of her personal survey of hundreds of Christian women, Denise George shares with you unique, long-overdue insights about things that have left you scratching your head. Better still, you'll find out what you can actually do about *The tiredness and the hurts of women *Their longing for friends, fellowship, and spiritual growth *Their concerns for their marriages and their children *Your impact on them *Respecting the ways women differ from men *Helping women fulfill their need to give to the church ... and much more.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.72" Width: 6" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  031026930X  
ISBN13  9780310269304  
UPC  025986269302  

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More About Denise George

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Denise George is an internationally popular writer and speaker best known for creative Biblical application. Denise is married to Dr. Timothy George, executive editor of Christianity Today and founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Denise George currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama.

Denise George has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Library of Baptist Classics (Numbered)

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Womens Studies > General
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Womens Issues
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Administration
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Feminist

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Great for Preaching Research  Oct 30, 2009
I heartily recommend George's book to every evangelical pastor. I had to read it as part of a Doctor of Ministry seminar in the area of expository preaching. We read George's book along with David Murrow's "Why Men Hate Going to Church." I feel that George's book has a leg up on Murrow because hers is research based. I did not find this with Murrow.

I am currently doing a DMin project in the area of the listening habits of men and women in the area of preaching. I have referred to George's book again and again as a resource. Her book is easy to read, interesting and applicable. I was actually surprised by some of the things I found out, such as that women like deep, theological preaching. I found this very interesting as an expository preacher in an era of the "joy boys" who delight in 20 minute topical diddies.

Mrs. George even responded to an e-mail I sent her via her husband at Beeson Divinity School. She was gracious and kind enough to answer several questions as an expert in the area of communicating to women.

Interesting but...  May 21, 2009
Ms George reported on a survey she had taken from Christian women about women in the church. I enjoyed reading the different perspectives of the women. I rated it as a 4 because I do think that a lot of what she asked and reported pertained to both men and women so the book should be "What Christians want Their Pastors to Know." The parts of the book that dealt with women were the reason I bought the book and were written well.
Filling a void  Jul 19, 2007
The subject of this book is a grave problem. As a church employee, I have found that few churches adequately address it. I rate the book highly because it brings to relief that which we have been missing: the aloneness of women. The boomer generation has an _increasingly_ single pop. of women, whether through divorce or widowhood. Then there are those who live like singles due to stringent demands on time and travel for their spouses from the job-and the spouse's church involvement (!) Since _both_ sexes are called upon to be disciples, not one, we must adequately address this area of need.
Althought I value this book, I wish there were more books which dealt this issue within a church context with the seriousness that it demands.
Men are disengaged  Jun 14, 2007
The pages of this book are filled with the real reason women in our churches are frustrated; men are disengaged. I have given the book a rating of 1 only due to the fact that Mrs. George accurately reports on what women are saying. I do recommend reading this book as it relates to what women are experiencing. Pastor, the solutions can be found in helping the men of your church find Christ and mature in Him. If our churches truly want to minister to women and children it is imperative to re-engage men. Check out Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow.


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