Why are so many well-intentioned women falling for poor . . . or even false . . . theology? Part of the reason is that, in church ministry, women are often left to fend for themselves.
Writing to concerned women and church officers, Aimee Byrd pinpoints the problem, especially the commodification of women’s ministry. She answers the hot-button issues—How can women grow in discernment? How should pastors preach to women? What are men’s and women’s roles within the church?—and points us in the direction of a multifaceted solution.
After all, cultivating resolved, competent women will equip them to fulfill their calling as Christ’s disciples and men’s essential allies. If we want to strengthen the church, we must strengthen the women in it!
“Aimee Byrd is asking the right questions. . . . [She] steers the discussion about women and the church back to its rightful place by uniting a high view of Scripture and a high view of women.”
—Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
“Women are our most committed resource for doing the work of the kingdom, and they deserve our best thinking and support. . . . Aimee Byrd writes with wit and wisdom, biblical clarity and theological maturity.”
—Liam Goligher, senior minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“Aimee Byrd fearlessly takes on a range of problems that are not often addressed. . . . May all those who need to hear her message give it heed.”
—Kathy Keller, author, Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles
Aimee Byrd is a Bible study teacher and author of Housewife Theologian and Theological Fitness. She also speaks at women’s retreats, blogs about theology and the Christian life, and cohosts The Mortification of Spin podcast. She is married with three children, lives in Maryland, and is a member of New Hope Orthodox Presbyterian church.