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  • Author:
    Carolyn Custis James
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    0310263905
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    978-0310263906
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    Zondervan; Special ed. edition (September 3, 2005)
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    240 pages
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Carolyn Custis James is a heroic author.

Carolyn Custis James is a heroic author.

11 quotes from Lost Women of the Bible: Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories: ‘Jesus won the .

11 quotes from Lost Women of the Bible: Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories: ‘Jesus won the war, and the rest of history is simply mopp. In contrast, we caution women to exercise their gifts discreetly to avoid causing problems or trespassing some invisible line - which changes location from church to church, sometimes even within the same denomination. Carolyn Custis James, Lost Women of the Bible: Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories. tags: complementarianism, equality, feminism, men, womanhood.

Carolyn Custis James. I now feel privileged to perhaps introduce some of you to Carolyn James and to the strength of godly women that she uncovers in Lost Women of the Bible

Carolyn Custis James. You know the women of the Bible, but you don't know them like this It's easy for Christian women-young and old-to get lost between the opportunities and demands of the present and the biblical teachings of the past. They live in a confusing world, caught in the crossfire between church and culture. I now feel privileged to perhaps introduce some of you to Carolyn James and to the strength of godly women that she uncovers in Lost Women of the Bible. The first thing you will notice about Carolyn’s work is that she is someone who does her homework; or more precisely, she is a scholar.

Building on solid scholarship and a determination to wrestle honestly with perplexing questions, author Carolyn Custis James sheds new light on ancient stories that brings the women of the Bible into the twenty-first century. This fresh look at the women in the Bible unearths surprising new insights and a powerful message that will leave readers feeling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued. Rediscover and be inspired by: Eve Sarah Hagar Tamar Hannah Esther Mary and others.

Carolyn Custis James (MA, Biblical Studies) travels extensively as a popular speaker for women's conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other . Carolyn founded and is president of the Synergy Women’s Network.

Carolyn Custis James (MA, Biblical Studies) travels extensively as a popular speaker for women's conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations. Her ministry organization, WhitbyForum, promotes thoughtful biblical discussion to help men and women serve God together. Carolyn and her husband live in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

Carolyn Custis James' book offers hope to women who don't fit the traditional Christian woman mould (wife and . Strength and Significance Found through Their Stories. com User, November 27, 2005.

Strength and Significance Found through Their Stories. Book DescriptionThe women of the Bible have a strong, relevant message for women today that has been lost underneath layers of traditional interpretations and the expectation that God does his most important work through men. Crucial dimensions of their lives have been muted, forgotten, or passed over.

Lost Women of the Bible: Finding Strength and Significance through Their Stories. Carolyn Custis James

Lost Women of the Bible: Finding Strength and Significance through Their Stories. Carolyn Custis James. The book you hold in your hand is the fourth.

You know the women of the Bible, but you don’t know them like this. 1 5 Kirjailija: Carolyn Custis James Lukija: Ruth Bloomquist. Saatavilla äänikirjana

You know the women of the Bible, but you don’t know them like this. Saatavilla äänikirjana. It’s easy for Christian women-young and old-to get lost between the opportunities and demands of the present and the biblical teachings of the past.

Finding Strength and Significance Through Their Stories. This book brings the women of the Bible into the 21st century by recovering their powerful message for contemporary women. The women of the Bible have a strong, relevant message for women today that has been lost underneath layers of traditional interpretations and the expectation that God does his most important work through men.

You know the women of the Bible, but you don't know them like this... It's easy for Christian women---young and old---to get lost between the opportunities and demands of the present and the biblical teachings of the past. They live in a confusing world, caught in the crossfire between church and culture. Although home and family still remain central, more women than ever, by choice or by necessity, are blending home, career, and ministry. They need strong biblical role models to help them meet these challenges. Building on solid scholarship and a determination to wrestle honestly with perplexing questions, author Carolyn Custis James sheds new light on ancient stories that brings the women of the Bible into the twenty-first century. This fresh look at the women in the Bible unearths surprising new insights and a powerful message that will leave readers feeling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued. Rediscover and be inspired by: * Eve * Sarah * Hagar * Tamar * Hannah * Esther * Mary * and others

Tisicai
Carolyn Custis James is my new favorite non-fiction author. She writes with spiritual grace, knowledge, and authority. Her books have revealed and are revealing to me so much that I've previously missed while reading God's word. Some of it is intriguing and thought-provoking, including one that was also enjoyable, the story of what we actually know about Mrs. Noah. It makes you wonder why we don't know more about her since she is the ancestor of all of us. Just going through the process of unpacking all that we DO know about her helps when reading about other people from the Bible, extracting just exactly what we do know and giving us lots to wonder about. Carolyn Custis James is a heroic author. I am busy buying and reading her books as fast as I can, always learning more than I thought I would. I highly recommend her books, particularly for women who wonder about their place in God's plan.
Ckelond
If there was a demographic of which gender purchased and read this book, I'll bet more women than men. But I long for and wish for and pray for the opposite. Especially men who have the role of pastors and stand in front of hundreds of people when they do their weekly sermons about Bible stories. Oh for the day that men recognize women of the Bible as equal, capable, gifted and called. Women who read this will find themselves of course and be encouraged to continue forward and walk their walk on this side of eternity.
Taur
The book was thought provoking and spiritually intuitive. The 4 rating is a result of the kindle version being poorly developed. Too many pages (not most) we're impossible to read. For whatever reason the words per page we're all vertically inclined. All in all, I look forward to reading Mrs. James next book. Hopefully the electronic version will be improved.
Silly Dog
The book is filled with inspiring stories of women we thought we knew. God works through us in so many different ways. The stories are stories of strength, humility, wisdom, obedience and many more... applicable in our lives today, very much so. Many women are trying to hard to justify their existence and their success - the so called feminist. But God says, "I see you. You are valuable to me. I've made you in my image to do great things."

It's great book to learn together in care groups or even in a mass setting. More women need to know about these lost women.
Vertokini
(by Carolyn Custis James; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005; 240 pages)

To what extent are the ideas of women's roles steeped in the humanly conceived traditions of the Christian subculture? This is the essential question being considered in Carolyn Custis James' (CCJ) latest work, Lost Women of the Bible. In ten chapters, CCJ examines the life roles of women in the Bible, beginning with Eve and concluding with the Women of Philippi. CCJ encourages the reader to reflect on how women's roles today may be defined by the traditions of the current Christian subculture and not by scriptural mandate as she shows was often the case for the women of Scripture.

I especially admire CCJ's treatment of the biblical narratives of Sarah and Hagar. This accounting is helpful in establishing that, not only was the culture of that time partly responsible for Sarah's sense of urgency to give Abraham a son, but that succumbing to the pressure to fulfill that role was to the detriment of the human dignity of other persons - namely, Hagar and her son.

Instead of drawing her identity and purpose from God, Sarah fell into the same trap that catches the rest of us. She listened to the voices of her culture, her circumstances, and the people around her who were telling her who she was, what would make her life fulfilling, and how she could contribute (p.80).

The story of Hannah is yet another biblical story that does anything but resonate with contemporary concepts of womanhood. Imagine spending years going through infertility treatment, wanting to desperately to have a child to love and adore, finally conceiving only to give that child to another couple to adopt as a pure act of service. This isn't exactly what happened to Hannah, but its close. CCJ notes that what was on Hannah's heart and mind was not merely the need to fulfill her own desire to be a mother, but rather to serve God by giving back to God what was given to her-her son, Samuel. Of course, it's true that all things belong to God, including our children, and that there is a distinct principle that we can draw from Hannah's life about how what we believe about God correlates directly with how we live our lives. From the time she conceives through the period in which she gives up her son, we see a woman who seeks God and unremittingly worships him.

Lost Women of the Bible clearly articulates the nature of the cultural mandate - that from the beginning both men and women were both created in the image of God to "rule and subdue together" (p. 159). For women who are lost in the Church, perhaps not fulfilling the expected role of wife and mother because they are single and career-oriented or even pursuing education, this is a breath of fresh air. The examples of Tamar and Esther make perfectly clear that the call to action from God is sometimes without a male counterpart taking the lead, but ultimately dependent upon her obedience to step out in faith. This is a must-read for all of us who hear the call, for such a time is this...