REVIEW: Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women by Sarah Bessey

Sarah writes in a very down-to-earth way. She even starts out the book by setting the scene: a bonfire on the beach, under the stars. Here, she wants to discuss what it means to be a “Jesus Feminist“.

When people hear the term “feminist”, they automatically think man-bashing, and going braless, and that sort of thing. But that isn’t what Sarah means. For her, a Jesus Feminist is simply one who considers men and women to be equals, even in God’s eyes.

Sarah writes about how it is actually Biblical to view men and women as equal partners — neither one being “lord” over the other. And yes, this view kind of flies in the face of what many Evangelicals have been taught (with the man as the “leader” of the home). I love Sarah’s stance on this, though… and she does a good job of backing up what she says with Scripture.

Somewhat controversial, yes. But, definitely a recommended read.

NOTE: Read more about Egalitarian marriageĀ on Sarah’s site. She has pulled together a bunch of resources for those who want to pursue this further.