Book – A Year Of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master.
Author: Rachel Held Evans
“A Year Of Biblical Womanhood” by Rachel Held Evans is a humorous documented adventure of a commitment to live out every command that women are given in the Bible for an entire year, to the most legalistic and detailed Biblical interpretation imaginable.
As a woman who was raised in a Complementarian church and home, I was instantly intrigued by this book. I am often seeking out how to best teach the importance of women in the church and to properly educate their equal standing to men in the mission of Jesus Christ. This book provided such a resource.
I appreciated her awareness of women in the Bible who were harmed due to simply being a woman, such as the concubine in Judges 19, and grieve the pain they experienced. Evans challenges that trying to live out every command given to women in the Bible is not possible due to cultural shifts. Her story was light-hearted and thought-provoking. There are several concepts and ideals that made me think differently about women in ministry, where we have been, and where we are going in the future.
I would recommend this book as a challenge to understand the value and importance of women in ministry, the importance that it has always been (perhaps as overlooked as it may have been), and the importance for all women to be encouraged to continue in their ministry.