What You Didn't Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn't Shut Up & Sit Down

Have you been told your entire life that your desires are sinful?

Do you believe that you are obeying Godde when you turn away from your calling because only men can do those jobs?

Are you one of the many women who have turned away from your dreams to:

  • Have a career?
  • Be a pastor?
  • Be a priest?

Have you resigned yourself to the reality you will never be the woman Godde made you to be because the whole biblical story doesn’t get told? You’ve never heard that…

Women are:

  • Equal with men
  • Husbands and wives are equal partners
  • Women were religious and secular leaders
  • Women worked and financially supported their families

That’s What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School.

Thanks again for inviting me to participate in the launch of Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down! Remembering my Sunday School experience and reflecting on how it impacted my life was healing. I don’t know that I would ever have gotten complete with that past if your questions and book hadn’t lead me there. Thank you. –Sandi Amorin


I know the voices you’ve heard all of your life.

  • Around the table.
  • From the pulpit.
  • From the boardroom.
  • They whisper in the wind.

They’ve spoken so long you think what they say is true. You know those voices:

“How wanton are the women of these heretics! they dare to teach…to dispute, to carry out exorcisms, to undertake cures, it may be even to baptize….It is not permissible for a woman to speak in church, nor may she teach, baptize, offer, or claim for herself any function proper to a man, and least of all the office of priest.” –Tertullian.

All of us grew up with these voices whispering insidiously in our ears. For centuries Western Christian theology has promoted the subjugation of women, and it affects many women who grew up even in secular countries.

“The fact that Adam was created before Eve means that men are not to be subjected to the authority of women. Applying this principle to the organization of the church, Paul teaches that it is wrong for a woman to assume or hold a position in which she rules over a man; in such a case, the Creation hierarchy is violated.” –James Bordwine

In the last few years I’ve read rants against the evils of feminism from some of the top Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christian leaders who blame women wanting to go to work, go into ministry, and be equals to their husbands for all the social ills happening in our country. If women would just stay home divorce rates would plummet, no abortions would happen, public schools wouldn’t be in trouble, and all the world’s ills would come to an end.

There’s just one little problem.

Does the Bible really say all of that?


Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down will introduce you to women in the Bible who:

  • Were religious leaders.
  • Disobeyed their husbands to obey Godde.
  • Had careers.
  • Made their own decisions.

And guess what?

The world did not end.

There are over 30,000 verses in the Bible. Eight verses have been used to keep women out of leadership positions in both sacred and secular realms.

Most readers of the New Testament just get those verses wrong. You open up the hermeneutics, you bring us into more and more reasonable possibilities for interpreting the two little sections of two different letters to two different original audiences. How then, and why, would anyone in the 21st century insist on applying the 8 verses to themselves or to ones around them as if they were meant for them, to silence women. —J. K. Gayle

 

Eight verses have been used to make women second-class citizens, and at times, virtual slaves to their husbands. The rest of the Bible is full of stories of strong women who led their families, their people, and their countries.

In Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down you will meet women like:

  • Deborah who was a prophet, judge, and military leader.
  • Abigail who disobeyed her husband and saved her household.
  • The Syro-Phoenician woman who wouldn’t take “No” from Jesus.
  • Phoebe, a pastor and patron of the early church.

It’s time to tell the other side of the story.

Biblical women’s stories.

Our stories.

Your story.

Buy now to learn about the women you never learned about in Sunday School, and to learn about the woman you can become.

Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down E-book, $9.95



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