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Woman: God's Plan Not Man's Tradition [Paperback]

By Joanne Krupp (Author) & Treena Kerr (Foreword by)
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This book examines every major passage in the Bible on the surface of God's plan for women, refuting the traditional teaching of husbands having authority over their wives and of a limited role for women in the church.

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This book examines every major passage in the Bible on the subject of God s plan for women. It refutes the traditional teaching of husbands having authority over their wives and of a limited role for women in the Church. It biblically releases women to become all that God intends them to be as equal partners in the home and the Church. The conclusions of this book need to be prayerfully considered by all - men and women

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Studio: Preparing the Way Publishers
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 19, 1999
Publisher   Preparing the Way Publishers
ISBN  1929451008  
ISBN13  9781929451005  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Krupp has been teaching and discipling women since 1971. She received her B.A. degree in Social Studies (Elementary Education).

Joanne Krupp currently resides in Salem, in the state of Oregon.

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2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Womens Issues
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Great News for a Half-Paralyzed BODY...!  Jun 15, 2007
I've read this several times, and I've been honored to have "sat at Joanne's feet" many times, hearing her teachings as well. It's enabled my husband and I to see in writing, what we already knew in our hearts -- that God meant us to be partners, not a hierarchy. That just as Eve came out of Adam (having been already created as part of him, and then brought out, AFTER the creation was finished, and after God had rested), so, too the Church (the Bride) was hidden in Jesus from before the foundations of the world, and WE were brought out of Him (coincidentally, on the 8th day). That's how kephale was originaly meant as "source"... and reflects how marriage is meant to be a relationship, not an institution.

Yeah, that works just fine with Ephesians 5:23 -- pretty cool, huh Theophilus? ;)

(I recommend reading "The Shack" by William P. Young, and "God's Ultimate Passion" by Frank Viola for yet more of an expose of that theme...!)

This book will challenge your presuppositions, along with a few millennia of male-dominated overlording, but if you have eyes to see, and a heart to discern the heart of God, it will be a refreshing blessing to read.

Very insightful rendering of all those supposedly "sexist" verses of Paul (the apostle) - putting them into a very practical and understandable context that brings congruence to his letters.

The Body of Christ, which is hemiplegic (half paralyzed), due to women being squelched for far too long, needs to be set free to be all we can collectively be -- and it just may begin with setting women loose to be ALL that God called each of us to be!
Great book. preach it sister.  Feb 11, 2007
"cleverly steers".

One thing I have found in the hierarchial viwepoint is that often strawman arguments are used in defense of their belief system. For example, in the previous reviewers statements "The truth is that neither men or women are equal. They are DIFFERENT. Are apples equal to oranges? Is black equal to white? Women and men have specific functions in this Universe as indicated to us by God. We need to just relax and obey those designs."
so basically, if we don't follow this man's pre-determined decision about what and how women are to behave according to his standards, then we are sinning. all of us, men alike.
I also am quite appalled at his description of Joanne "nice and sweet, but...obviously as a woman completely mislead and stupid if she can believe she is a person"
what is amazing to me is the complete disconnect between "seperate yet equal" and what we now tell women "equal, but not really", it sounds remarkably like what the blacks were told for hundreds of years. the funny thing is you can't have it both ways, you can't talk out both sides of your mouth, though I know the partriarchalists would sure like that.

As for the scholarship. I actually find the defense of patriarchy (which is what this previous reviewer is holding to) quite laughable. Coming from a Greco Roman mindset trying to understand a VERY Jewish Paul, I guess you are going to come to very different conclusions. However, I venture to guess that Paul was more Jewish than Roman ;)
Completely misses the mark...  Jan 8, 2007
Joanne's book is a marvel of modern feministic thought, completely out of touch with Biblical scholarship. She has picked and chosen from among those fringe scholars that hold her viewpoints, and has disregarded the vast majority of Biblical scholarship that disagrees with her.

This book cleverly steers through difficult passages by changing them into meaningless phrases, or introduces facts not-in-evidence in order to prove a point.

Poor scholarship is used throughout the book in order to prove Joanne's points. For instance, she interprets "kephale" which means "head" in Greek, to mean "source of life". This isn't in context, of course, because the entire New Testament uses "kephale" to mean "head", and it seems doubtful that the human head is in any sense our "source of life", but by accepting the viewpoint of a liberal scholar that agrees with her, Joanne is able to completely change the meaning of Ephesians 5:23 to something that has little or no meaning. (Try popping "source of life" into each occurence of "head" in Ephesians 5:23 and see if it has meaning in context.) That's just one example of dozens I could name.

One advantage that I have over other reviewers is that I know Joanne personally, and have known her for a number of years. She is a sweet, kind person, but she is dead wrong with this book.

The truth is that neither men or women are equal. They are DIFFERENT. Are apples equal to oranges? Is black equal to white? Women and men have specific functions in this Universe as indicated to us by God. We need to just relax and obey those designs.

Women that have had bad experiences with men, or men that have had bad experiences with women, both exaggerate an aspect of the male-female relationship. In women, it often manifests itself as feminism. In men, it usually manifests itself as abuse. Neither is good, or from God. This book is an example of an exaggerated view of the male-female relationship masquerading as a Biblical truth.

Joanne's book will not solve the problem of male-female relationships, nor will free women from anything. (In fact, it will likely cause more problems than it solves.) Simply obeying the Bible and the Word that God has given us IN ITS PLAIN AND SIMPLE READING will do all that and more.

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