A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master'

A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master'

Rachel Held Evans


what's "biblical womanhood" . . . rather?

Strong-willed and self reliant, Rachel Held Evans couldn't stitch a button on a shirt earlier than she launched into an intensive existence experiment--a 12 months of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by way of the traditionalist resurgence that led lots of her neighbors to desert their careers to imagine conventional gender roles in the house, Evans comes to a decision to aim it for herself, vowing to take the entire Bible's directions for ladies as actually as attainable for a year.

Pursuing a unique advantage every month, Evans learns the challenging approach that her quest for biblical womanhood calls for greater than a "gentle and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4). It skill becoming out her hair, making her personal outfits, protecting her head, obeying her husband, emerging earlier than sunrise, abstaining from gossip, last silent in church, or even camping within the entrance backyard in the course of her period.

See what occurs whilst a completely smooth lady starts off concerning her husband as "master" and "praises him on the urban gate" with a home made signal. examine the insights she gets from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish girl, and discover what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist spouse. sign up for her as she wrestles with tough passages of scripture that painting misogyny and violence opposed to ladies.

With simply the appropriate mix of humor and perception, compassion and incredulity, A yr of Biblical Womanhood is an workout in scriptural exploration and religious contemplation. What does God really anticipate of ladies, and is there rather a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come in addition to Evans as she appears to be like for solutions within the wealthy history of biblical heroines, versions of grace, and all-around ladies of valor.

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