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The gospel was never intended to restrain women from pursuing god or to prevent them from fulfilling their divine destiny.  In his revised and updated book, which includes testimonials, Lee grady boldly proclaims the truth of the gospel: that men and women are appointed by god and empowered by Him. In 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, readers will discover:Why Jesus went outThe gospel was never intended to restrain women from pursuing god or to prevent them from fulfilling their divine destiny.  In his revised and updated book, which includes testimonials, Lee grady boldly proclaims the truth of the gospel: that men and women are appointed by god and empowered by Him. In 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, readers will discover:Why Jesus went out of His way to minister to and disciple women. Why so many Christian women suffer abusive marriages, and why many pastors don’t do anything about the problem. How “the Proverbs 31 woman” has been misinterpreted to deny women opportunities in the workplace....

Title : Ten Lies the Church Tells Women: How the Bible Has Been Misused to Keep Women in Spiritual Bondage
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ISBN : 9781591859949
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Ten Lies the Church Tells Women: How the Bible Has Been Misused to Keep Women in Spiritual Bondage Reviews

  • Angela Blount
    2018-09-29 07:44

    This book has been a great clarification tool for me. I felt like the title was a little severe initially, but then had to agree with the male author--that wrongs done need to be acknowledged and owned up to before healing and restoration can take place. His explanation of commonly misused or misinterpreted scripture were enlightening, from a historical and cultural standpoint as well as from the angle of scriptural study. I'm fortunate enough to have been subject to only very mild forms of female repression within the church I grew up in, but I've been witness to plenty of ridiculous things in recent years that left me with the desire to cram a little biblical and cultural 'education' down the gullets of certain haughty and legalistic folks I've encountered. Second-hand righteousness with no love attached to it has got to be one of the deadliest, most distorted representations of the church--and one which far too many people have been injured by over the years. It's little wonder why Christianity gets hurled (with no small amount of hostility) into the 'discard' pile any time someone brings up the thin blanketing concept of organized religion.While a bit dry in some places, the overall content is to the point and well researched. He brings up biblical accounts that you won't ever hear read or explained in most churches. The structuring of the chapters gives you the freedom to skip around and address the 'lies' and perpetuated issues that you personally have the most interest in. They do build on themselves to some extent, but they also stand alone.

  • Timeandmotion
    2018-10-07 12:53

    This book is excellent for Christian non-feminists who have little to no understanding of the issue. If youre like me and you're a nerd for anything having to do with philosophy, hermeneutics, and feminism, then this book is going to be pretty basic for you. While the author certainly takes modern evangelical culture to task, the writing style is very gentle and most complementarian folk would probably not find it too threatening (I would say the author himself has a pretty conservative down to earth attitude, so they won't feel like they are being talked down to). It's very simple, lucid, easy-to-read, and touches on some legitimate questions people usually have. If you've never studied this topic before, then chances are this book will help you learn a lot about the Bible and church history that you didn't know. It's also a great book for teens.

  • Cristina
    2018-09-26 07:59

    This is a good book, basically an argument in support of women's ordination from a Pentecostal perspective, but it also has some great thoughts about male pride, domestic abuse, and prejudice against women in the church in matters that do not concern ministry leadership. Recommended to Christian women who want to be all God created them to be but have been stifled by their churches and husbands. Would also be helpful to men who are curious to know more about how women really feel when they are looked down upon and treated badly (and it's written by a man who has not experienced this personally, so it isn't judgmental).

  • Ellen
    2018-10-01 07:09

    Even though I cannot agree with everything the author wrote, I enjoyed reading it. The author is very sincere and appears to be well researched. While he does not bother to hide his prejudices, he does not excuse them either. I completely disagree with his contention that all secular feminists support abortion. That's like saying all Christians believe in stoning or all Christians prefer the Old Testament to the New.

  • Becky
    2018-10-07 09:00

    I was enjoying this book until page 35 when he talks about poverty being the tragic curse that rules every pagan culture. He goes on to say the curse of poverty on man was reversed through Jesus' work on the cross. At this point I realized Lee Grady (who I've never heard of before) must be a health, wealth & prosperity teacher. I had no interest in continuing his book so I abandoned it.

  • Aimee Howarth
    2018-09-21 14:08

    wow. the truest/ incredible eye opening thing i have ever read. everyone should read this. men and women... especially women and young girls. completely changed my life, and i cant go back or ignore it.

  • writer...
    2018-09-29 11:03

    excellent expose, encouragement and support.freedom here! know the truth and the truth sets free...

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-24 07:07

    Literally, I thank God for this book.

  • Angelica
    2018-09-23 05:58

    I highly enjoyed this book. the author does a great job of digging in and finding the true meanings behind popular bible verses that were misused and twisted to suit a gender biased stance on equality between men and women. He also has clearly done his research on the expectations of that biblical times vs modern and delves into exactly why it's ridiculous we hold ancient customs today. The only issue I had with it was his over disgust for "secular feminism." I agree that there are extremes on both sides of the coin, but I've known plenty of secular men and women who consider themselves feminists and are not as hateful and spiteful as he makes all "secular feminists" to be in this book.

  • Jen
    2018-10-18 07:59

    So this is a bit of a tangle to review; on the one hand, it's super fabulous that this is written by a white evangelical for white evangelicals to prove that women are *gasp* real people really called by God to really lead in the real Church. And he also tackles the idea that women are in some way incomplete without a man and how that is so short-sighted for God's power among God's people--an argument that the whole of the Church often misses as it shuffles unmarried women around because it doesn't know what to do with them. And he dismantles the idiocy of the Proverbs 31 concept of womanhood, which I will clap for until I can't feel my hands anymore because that drives me nuts.On the other hand, it's written by a white evangelical who goes way right sometimes, actually talking about modern feminism as man-hating infanticide at its heart and other such fallacies. So I can't really cheer for that, which is why this gets the relatively neutral three stars.But oh, how I can cheer for the fact that this guy finally figured out that God calls women on purpose and is telling other guys on their own level. That's one of the things that is missing from a lot of liberal theological discourse: Scriptural explanation for premises. But this totally takes the main verses used to silence women in church and dismantles them within Scriptural boundaries--six million cheers for that.So it's a mixed bag and if you can't handle anything right-wing, stay away. (If you can't handle anything right-wing, there's something wrong that isn't this book.) But this is a fabulous way to talk about the rightful place of women in Church leadership and I would recommend it. It has crap discussion questions after every chapter that you're welcome to ignore, but the main text is solid.

  • Shanae
    2018-10-03 11:53

    This book was really helpful and given from a very Christian prospective. It was empowering toward women without diminishing the value of men. My two major complaints about the book were 1) I didn't like his demonizing opinion of other churches core beliefs and 2) he answered a lot of "who" and "what" questions for women but not many "how." Meaning, he taught men how to be more loving and Christian to women. But he talked about how career women can still be Christian missionaries and I think that chapter (and others) would have benefited the reader if he used a biblical example to show how.Other than that, I really liked it and I'll probably use it many times in the future for references.

  • Denise
    2018-09-19 06:53

    I enjoyed J. Lee Grady's breakdown in this book concerning how sexism still exists within Christianity. As a female preacher, this book spoke volumes to me. I believe it will for any woman navigating the landscape of the mostly male dominated battlefield of ministry.

  • Shawna
    2018-10-07 11:05

    i enjoyed this book and come back to it from time to time but do not agree w all its interpretations.

  • Melissa
    2018-09-18 05:42

    Loved this book. Even though I didn't have issues on this topic, what wonderful insight on the history and perspective of the times. (Sally, I really think you would enjoy reading it too.)

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-05 08:44

    Very well researched, and exquisite writing...

  • Karla Goforth Abreu
    2018-10-05 09:46

    This book should be required reading for ALL church leaders, pastors, teachers, administrators. Grady's argument is sound and easily read.