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A Year of Biblical Womanhood

How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master"

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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on an exercise in scriptural exploration and spiritual contemplation when she vows to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year.
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New York Times Bestseller

What is “biblical womanhood” . . . really? 

Strong-willed and independent, Rachel Held Evans couldn’t sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment—a year of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year.  

Pursuing a different virtue each month, Evans learns the hard way that her quest for biblical womanhood requires more than a “gentle and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4). It means growing out her hair, making her own clothes, covering her head, obeying her husband, rising before dawn, abstaining from gossip, remaining silent in church, and even camping out in the front yard during her period. 

See what happens when a thoroughly modern woman starts referring to her husband as “master” and “praises him at the city gate” with a homemade sign. Learn the insights she receives from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish woman, and find out what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist wife.  Join her as she wrestles with difficult passages of scripture that portray misogyny and violence against women. 

With just the right mixture of humor and insight, compassion and incredulity, A Year of Biblical Womanhood is an exercise in scriptural exploration and spiritual contemplation. What does God truly expect of women, and is there really a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come along with Evans as she looks for answers in the rich heritage of biblical heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor. 

Contributor(s) Rachel Held Evans
About the Contributor(s) Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. She hails from Dayton, Tennessee, home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Rachel has been featured in the Washington PostThe GuardianChristianity Today, Slate, the Huffington Post, and the CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, BBC, Today, and The View.  She served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and keeps a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges and universities around the country. Rachel is married to Dan, and the two recently welcomed their first child—a baby boy. A lifelong Alabama Crimson Tide fan, Rachel’s preferred writing fuel is animal crackers and red wine.

 

ISBN-10 1595553673
ISBN-13 9781595553676
Publish Date Oct 30, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.7200
Height 8.38
Width 5.50
Length 352
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $16.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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