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Book Review, “Is the Bible Good for Women?” Wendy Alsup author

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Is the Bible Good for Women? Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-Centered Understanding of Scripture, by Wendy Alsup, is an interesting book. It seeks to answer the question, “Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible?”

This book seeks to explore the understanding of the role of women according to the Bible. It addresses issues that many in society consider threatening and harmful to women today. Alsup explores many issues, such as: How does God view justice and equal rights for women? What does it mean to be made in the image of God? How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women? How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today? And what is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models? The author presents specific tools for understanding the manner in which God speaks to and about women.

This is a thought-provoking book. It addresses many issues concerning women in society today verses the role of women in the Bible. I appreciate the author’s view that men and women are created differently and with differing roles in the church and society.

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to explore women’s roles in the church, but suggest that one may want to look through it at a local bookstore before purchasing.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “Blessing,” Lyn Cote author

blessing coverBlessing, by Lyn Cote, is the second book in the Quaker Brides series. Those having read the first book in the series, Honor, will be thrilled to read about her daughter, Blessing Brightman. Set mainly in Cincinnati in 1848, the story reveals much about both women’s rights at the time and the Underground Railroad.

Blessing is a young widow and plans to keep it that way. Having been left wealthy after her abusive husband’s death, she now oversees businesses, an orphanage, and an outreach in the worst part of the city, as well as assisting with the Underground Railroad. Gerard Ramsay threatens her newfound peace and independence. Arriving in Cincinnati with unwise plans that will embarrass his overbearing father and threaten Blessing’s hard work, Gerard finds himself in Blessing’s presence time and again. She thwarts his every move, but he cannot help but admire her anyway. Both are determined to ignore the underlying attraction between them, even when they find themselves in grave danger.

This was an excellent book! I once again enjoyed both the romance and the immense amount of history and social issues included in this novel. It addresses women’s rights, abolition, the plight of orphans during the time period, and the personal issues of both the wealthy and the extremely poor.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian romance or Historical Fiction.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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