31 books I can’t live without: Jesus Feminist (30)

This month I’m participating in the #write31days challenge by highlighting 31 books I can’t live without. Check out this post for more information, and otherwise, read on! 

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unknown-2Title: Jesus Feminist

Author: Sarah Bessey

Synopsis: “Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.”

Why I can’t live without this book: If you haven’t already noticed, there’s a significant theme of permission that stems from many of the books highlighted this last month. And Sarah Bessey’s Jesus Feminist is no exception. I practically popped out of the womb a Christian. And I also popped out of the womb a feminist, although for a long time I didn’t think the two could go together and I didn’t think I was allowed to think as such. Well, let her give you permission as well, friends. I dare you.

(One of my) favorite quotes: “Rest in your God-breathed worth. Stop holding your breath, hiding your gifts, ducking your head, dulling your roar, distracting your soul, stilling your hands, quieting your voice, and satiating your hunger with the lesser things of this world.” Yes. Rest. 

So, Jesus Feminist: did you read it? Did it change you or provide yearned-for permission for you? 

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