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Overview "Radical Womanhood" seeks to equip new believers and longtime Christians alike, exposing the anti-God agenda of the three waves of feminism to date and presenting the pro-woman truth of the Scriptures.
Publishers Description Biblical womanhood is not for the weak. In an age that seeks to obliterate God and His authority, modeling biblical womanhood involves spiritual warfare. "Radical""Womanhood" seeks to equip new believers and long-time Christians alike, exposing the anti-God agenda of the three waves of feminism to date and presenting the pro-woman truth of the Scriptures. Illustrated with numerous personal testimonies, this book will dig deep into the Word and show how it can be lived out today. The foundation and core message of "Radical Womanhood" is consistent with the traditional complementarian teaching on biblical womanhood. However, the target audience, tone, and style are radically different. Most books on this subject take a heavily didactic tone that assumes an awareness of Christian lingo and a high degree of spiritual maturity. "Radical Womanhood" has the narrative approach appreciated by postmodern readers, but still incorporates solid, biblically-based teaching for personal application and growth.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Moody Publishing
ISBN 0802450849 ISBN13 9780802450845
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More About Carolyn McCulley
CAROLYN McCULLEY is the author of Radical Womanhood and Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? She is also a contributor to the book, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ from John Piper, and to Focus on the Family's Boundless webzine. For ten years, she served as the media specialist for Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Currently, she is a blogger (Radical Womanhood), a frequent women's ministry speaker, and a filmmaker with the documentary company, Citygate Films. She lives in Maryland, where she is a member of Covenant Life Church.
Reviews - What do customers think about Radical Womanhood?
Why do we think what we think about women? Nov 24, 2009
I thoroughly appreciated this interesting and thought-provoking book. Radical Womanhood gives a great overview of the history of both Christian and feminist thinking regarding the identity and function of women, and how the various shifts in thought have affected modern thinking.
This is an extremely valuable resource for Christian women seeking a biblical understanding of the value and role of women within the home, the church, and society as a whole. Many books on biblical womanhood approach this subject with a practical-application or devotional approach. This book is different in that the bulk of the text concentrates on an historical overview of how our modern culture came to embrace the views of women that dominate much of our thinking.
Distinguishing between the three historical "waves" of feminism, the author draws from the writings of influential leaders of those movements, as well as the church's response. There is humble acknowledgment of the church's failure to respond biblically to some of the complaints brought by feminists seeking to end abuses against women, but careful delineation noting when the feminist cause veered into serious error and charted a course at odds with scripture.
Biblical principles like male headship in the home and the admonition for women to submit to their husbands make many women bristle - even women who do not consider themselves feminists. This book sheds light on both the reasons for this reaction, as well as explaining what those admonitions actually look like within a framework of biblical context. Clearly, christian women are the target audience of this book, and I heartily recommend it for any christian woman. But men also could find this book a valuable resource on understanding the influence of feminism on our culture. Even secular feminists interested in truly understanding the perspective of Christian women who embrace these ideas would greatly benefit from this book.
Great Resource Oct 5, 2009
I greatly enjoyed "Radical Womanhood" I have always enjoyed studying a woman's role within the church. This text opened my eyes to the differences between what I think is biblical and what is just cultural.
Finally... Aug 17, 2009
A Christian book on womanhood that does not stoop to emotionalism, but presents womanhood and following God's pattern for womanhood as a rational thing, rather than an illogical, emotional bundle of nerves!
Radical Womanhood Jul 15, 2009
This is an excellent book. It provides a comprehensive yet concise history of the feminist movement, as well as an overview of Biblical womanhood. I enjoy McCulley's writing - she is honest, transparent, and winsome. When I finished Radical Womanhood, I only wished it could have gone into even more depth! McCulley's blog, [...] is also a pleasure to read.
Fascinating, Well-Researched, Thought-Provoking Read Jun 12, 2009
Like the fiery red stiletto on its front cover, Carolyn McCulley's latest book, "Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist Culture," is provocative, bold, and powerfully feminine.
McCulley's use of the word "radical" as applied to Biblical womanhood is summed up fittingly by this line in her book:
To live according to Biblical principles today requires women to be bold enough to stand against philosophies and strongholds that seek to undermine God's Word and His authority. (p. 29)
As McCulley suggests, the concept of what constitutes a "Biblical woman" in our day has been increasingly shaped by feminist thought rather than by the words of Scripture. Accordingly, McCulley asserts that truly living as a Biblical woman (by Scriptural standards) is radical because it stands in stark contrast to cultural and historical assumptions that are deeply embedded in many of us. McCulley tackles this topic, armed with an arsenal of Scripture and an impressive amount of research. Interspersed through out the book are the compelling personal stories of real women who have sinned against God and others, been sinned against, and have experienced a redeemed view of what it means to be a Biblical woman.
While "Radical Womanhood" was written for women by the author's own account, it would still be a fascinating and helpful read for anyone with an interest in feminist history in general, or for anyone who is interested in how feminism has affected the church. However, Christian women will be particularly served in reading this book. The book demonstrates how feminist thinking has pervaded the way we view ourselves, the world, and even Scripture itself--and none of us are immune to this. McCulley's book reasons with Christians, lovingly calling Christians back to the glorious truths articulated in God's perfect Word.