Book Club

Ok it’s not an actual book club, more like a virtual book club!

I am beginning a book called A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master” by Rachel Held Evans. You may have heard of her before. She is the author of a well written blog based on her “big questions about faith, doubt, culture, gender and the church”!

My husband is actually the one who came across her blog! He said that I needed to read one of her books and tell him about it. (He is a reader…but I think this one he was less anticipated to read, since it had “womanhood” in the title 🙂 Well I love reading, but I especially love talking about books with others who have read it!

So of course, I enlisted one of my friends and soon a couple of others wanted to join (BAMA included). Now I invite you to take part in this discussion with us!

What does it mean to live by the scriptures? And how ultimately are we to be wives. mothers, etc.? Are we to be the negative “submissive” and always be below… meek, quiet…?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts:)


2 responses to “Book Club

  1. I just got her book actually before it came out at a seminar she did the week before she was on the Today Show. I went to the seminar because she went to the same college I attended and I knew her Dad. I didn't have the same experience she did: not having been raised in extreme religious circumstances. But she did get a good education at Bryan hence the ability to question. And I know she did learn good principles of interpreting scripture. I've only gotten through the first three months of her book because I read her first one — it was more concerned with her Christian growth beyond childhood. I really liked it and intend to send it to my daughter and daughter-in-law for Christmas.

    This virtual book club is a great idea. I hope you don't mind if I copy it with another club.

  2. Thank you for sharing! absolutely copy it to the other book club:) I also was not raised in extreme (really any) religious circumstance, but I do know a lot of christians today who will take every bit of scripture literal without context! I think that was why she did this experiment:) And I love when people make themselves a guinea pig!

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