by Jim Henderson
What if Adam’s rib is no longer willing to be the church’s backbone?
In talking with women around the country, Jim Henderson has come to believe that an epidemic of quiet, even sad, resignation is developing among dedicated Christian women who feel overworked and undervalued in the church. As a result, many women are discouraged. Some, particularly young women, respond by leaving the organized church… or walking away from the faith altogether.
The Resignation of Eve is a field report on what women have to say about how they’ve been affected – both positively and negatively – by their experiences within the church. Listening to their stories is crucially important because, across the board, the research shows that women are driving changes in the church. What will happen if many of them resign?
It’s time to pay attention before it’s too late – time to follow in the footsteps of Jesus who went out of His way to honor, elevate, and work through women wherever He went.
Containing personal interviews with women and surprising research from George Barna, The Resignation of Eve is a game-changing, conversation-starting book for women who have been engaged in the Christian church as well as for their pastors and ministry leaders.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This book is a must read for every church leader. As a woman in ministry, I have felt the undercurrent of leaders using women to do the drudge work of ministry while making sure they have no position or authority and keeping them in “their place”. Even denominations who have traditionally allowed women more freedom in pursuing ministry and using their ministry gifts, like mine has, are being infiltrated by a mentality that says women have no place in the leadership of the church. This book, using interviews, statistics, and Scripture, shows how dangerous this mentality is. If we continue to hold women down, the church will suffer for it.