By Rachel Held Evans
What's "biblical womanhood" . . . particularly?
Strong-willed and self reliant, Rachel Held Evans couldn't stitch a button on a shirt earlier than she launched into a thorough existence experiment--a 12 months of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by way of the traditionalist resurgence that led lots of her pals to desert their careers to imagine conventional gender roles in the house, Evans makes a decision to attempt it for herself, vowing to take all the Bible's directions for ladies as actually as attainable for a year.
Pursuing a distinct advantage every month, Evans learns the demanding means that her quest for biblical womanhood calls for greater than a "gentle and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4). It capability growing to be out her hair, making her personal outfits, overlaying her head, obeying her husband, emerging ahead of sunrise, abstaining from gossip, closing silent in church, or even camping within the entrance backyard in the course of her period.
See what occurs while a completely glossy girl begins pertaining to her husband as "master" and "praises him on the urban gate" with a home made signal. research the insights she gets from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish lady, and discover what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist spouse. subscribe to her as she wrestles with tough passages of scripture that painting misogyny and violence opposed to ladies.
With simply the suitable mix of humor and perception, compassion and incredulity, A 12 months of Biblical Womanhood is an workout in scriptural exploration and non secular contemplation. What does God actually anticipate of girls, and is there quite a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come in addition to Evans as she appears to be like for solutions within the wealthy background of biblical heroines, types of grace, and all-around ladies of valor.