TBKW Fav Books


For your reading pleasure (and mind-blowing truth bombs!), we recommend the following books for learning about gender theology and gender issues in the Church (these are Amazon Affiliate links):

Why Egalitarianism:

Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women – Carolyn Custis James

Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World – Carolyn Custis James

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women – Sarah Bessey

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

How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals – Edited by Alan Johnson

Why Not Women?  A Biblical Study of Women in Missions, Ministry and Leadership – Loren Cunningham

10 Lies the Church Tells Women: How the Bible Has Been Misused to Keep Women in Spiritual Bondage – J. Lee Grady

The Full Rights of Sons – Kathryn Stegall

Lime Green; Reshaping Our View of Women in the Church – Dr. Jackie Roese

Scholarly Works:

Beyond Sex Roles: What the Bible Says About a Woman’s Place in Church and Family – Gilbert Bilezikian

Man and Woman: One in Christ.  An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters – Phillip Payne

Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy – Ron Pierce

As Christ Submits to the Church: A Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission – Alan Padgett

I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence – Richard and Catherine Kroeger

Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry – Stanley Grenz

Paul, Women, and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul – Craig Keener

Gender Roles and the People of God – Dr. Alice Mathews

Resources for Victims of Abuse:

Hope Ahead – Barb Mulvey and Cris Paulson (FB page)

A Biblical Perspective of What to Do When You Are Abused by Your Husband – Debi Pryde and Robert Needham

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope – Leslie Vernick

Why Does He Do That?  Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling MenLundy Bancroft

Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife: My Story of Finding Hope After Domestic Abuse – Ruth Tucker

Resources for Egalitarian Marriage:

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert – John Gottman

Together: Reclaiming Co-Leadership in Marriage – Tim and Anne Evans

Families Where Grace is in Place: Building a Home Free of Manipulation, Legalism and Shame – Jeff VanVonderan
From a complementarian perspective:

Recovering from Biblical Manhood & Womanhood – Aimee Byrd

This list will grow over time.  Please leave your recommendations in the comments!

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