Book Review: Jesus Feminist
I first heard of the book, Jesus Feminist, more than a year ago. I started following Sarah Bessey's work around that time and was drawn to her beautiful writing. I ordered her book but it sat on my shelf as other things took priority. But finally a couple of months ago I decided that I needed to read this book. So I picked it up and inhaled it.
You guys, Sarah Bessey's writing is probably the most beautiful I have ever read. She really paints an amazing picture with her words. She makes you feel like you are at home, sitting on the couch in your PJ's with your best friend, sipping on coffee, having girl time. I have never in my life cried real tears while reading a book until I read this one. I felt like this book encompassed so many of the feelings I've been having in my own life. She raises the same questions that have been swimming around in my head, but does so in a way that feels non-threatening and non-aggressive. Her words are dripping with love and the Holy Spirit.
Sarah's book isn't meant to divide. I know with a title like Jesus Feminist it can repel some readers. Some might feel like this book is meant to chastise men or non-feminists, but it's really not. She simply wants to have a conversation, share her own story, and make people think. There's no vitriol or nastiness, only love and compassion.
I could go on and on sharing favorite quotes and ideas from the book, but I would end up sharing most of it. I really believe that this is a book for all Christians. All my lady friends, and even my dude friends, would do well to pick this up and give it a chance. I cannot give this book enough praise. I am so tired of debates and arguments, especially amongst Christians, this book was like a breath of fresh air and was exactly what I needed to read at this point in my life.
"There is not one way to be a woman; there is not one way to do women's ministry. There is only loving and serving God, doing life together in the full expression of our unique selves. Make room for them all and give glory to God."