The Modern Girl's Guide to the Good News
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Damaging social contradictions, pervasive patriarchal structure, oppressive gender biases - no wonder women are abandoning formal religions But our faith is still important to us, leaving many conflicted and frustrated in the quest to cultivate and practice our authentic female spirituality and authority. Rev. Jennifer Crumpton, author of the popular blog Femmevangelical, takes us on a journey to find the good news in the gospel of Jesus that encourages us to seek a different reality of equality, freedom, and wholeness. These stories and meditations - mixed with theological exploration and a closer look at church history - are dedicated to those who have searched for themselves in the Greater Story and been forced to take on an ill-fitting and soul-killing role to be included. It is a companion for anyone who seeks a Christian devotional book not written to prove a religious ideology or uphold an institution, but to prove and uphold our unique experiences, potential, and worth. Femmevangelical supports the risks, hope, and faith it takes to follow our instincts, create change, and find the God we know exists beyond what we've been taught; and to commit our lives to creating the world in which we were truly made to live.
Chalice Press, 9780827211087, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2015
About the Author
Rev. Jennifer Danielle Crumpton is an author, media commentator, columnist and public speaker on topics at the intersection of women, religion, politics, social justice and popular culture. After a decade-long career as an advertising executive for global Fortune 500 brands, she reconsidered the definition of a meaningful life and went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jennifer lives in New York City and is affiliated with Park Avenue Christian Church. Follow her @JenniDCrumpton and visit her at JenniCrumpton.com and Femmevangelical.com.