Two Book Recommendations on International Women’s Day

Today is <a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women” onclick=“javascript:_gaq.push([’_trackEvent’,‘outbound-article’,‘http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women’]);“s_Day” target=“_blank”>International Women’s Day. Rather than dis­parag­ing this day as a social­ist, left­ist, agenda-driven waste of time, it is help­ful to con­sider the con­di­tion of women around the world. I rec­om­mend the fol­low­ing two books:

Half the Sky:  Turn­ing Oppres­sion into Oppor­tu­nity for Women World­wide, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • Half the Sky describes the oppressed and often vio­lated con­di­tion of women in the devel­op­ing world. It is sober­ing and eye-opening.
  • See the book on Amazon
  • Visit the website.
  • Keren wrote about the book here.

Half the Church:  Recap­tur­ing God’s Global Vision for Women, by Car­olyn Custis James

While you may not agree with all the asser­tions or con­clu­sions of these books (as with pretty much any book), you will profit from a greater under­stand­ing of and appre­ci­a­tion for the role of women in the world and in the church.

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