I gained much from this book.
It is geared towards intelligent women with brains, who are spiritually mature and have the capacity to realise, that women do indeed have an equal role within marriages, churches and life.
It challenges many Christians views on submission and women not having a place in church decisions and ministry.
But, it is Jesus’ Word. So He is right.
I read an amazing book, recommended by my Christian doctor and it blew me away –
When Life and Beliefs Collide – Carolyn Custis James
What I learned about Mary of Bethany;
This all blows much wrong belief about ‘women’s roles in Church, marriage, etc, out of the water.
Women in church’s often believe their only role is Martha, but actually Mary was encouraged, to not be a ‘Martha’.
– Mary was encouraged by Jesus, to learn theology, at His feet, daily.
– Mary understood Jesus’ mission, more than the male disciples, who didn’t ‘get it’ until much later.
– Jesus wants everyone – men and women to learn theology.
– Mary due to her learning was the first NT theologian
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