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A Year of Biblical Womanhood – Book Review and Banning Controversy

06 May

Heading to the Bookophilia this weekend to grab a copy.

Breaking Moulds

A Year of Biblical Womanhood book cover A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master.

Nothing makes me want to read a book like a little controversy. Even better if the controversy involves fundamentalist religious types who DON’T want something to be read. So when I heard an interview with author Rachel Held Evans, whose new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood had actually been refused by a number of Christian bookstores in the U.S., I was intrigued.

Now, if you’re anything like me – that is, a person who holds the crazy idea that men and women should be considered equal – the words “biblical womanhood” probably make your stomach turn.

“Women shouldn’t speak in church.”

“Women should submit to their husbands as the head of the household.”

“Women should dress modestly so as not to lead men astray.”

…and…

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