A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'master' (Paperback)
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Have you ever wondered what God truly expects of women? Is there really a prescription for biblical womanhood? Does the Bible's idea of womanhood have a place in modern Christianity? New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a year-long study of what it means to live by the standards of biblical womanhood.
Strong-willed and independent, Evans couldn't sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment--a year of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decided to try it for herself, vowing to take all of the Bible's instructions for women as literally as possible for a full year.
Along the way, Evans explores the rich heritage of scriptural heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor that we come to know in the Bible. She consults with women who practice these ancient biblical mandates in their own lives--from an Orthodox Jewish woman who changed the way Evans reads the Bible to an Amish community that taught her the true meaning of modesty.
In A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Evans shares her courageous and often humorous journey of:
- exploring what a "woman's place" is according to the Scriptures
- applying the Bible's teachings to day-to-day life, sometimes to literal extremes
- focusing on virtues like domesticity, obedience, beauty, submission, and grace
- developing a "Biblical Woman's Ten Commandments" to serve as a guide for daily living
Join Evans as she dives deep into the lives of the women we meet in Scripture and redefines what it means to live biblically.