How patriarchy damages men, and how the Bible challenges patriarchy
What does the Bible say about the nature of manhood? This is a follow-up to her widely-praised book, Half the Church, but whereas her first book focused on the damage of patriarchy to women, this book focuses on the concept of manhood, and how patriarchy damages men. It is a brilliant book – she writes engagingly and fluently about how patriarchy is currently damaging cultures across the world, and she goes through the Bible looking at examples of where God’s followers, and ultimately Jesus, challenged patriarchal values and showed truly what it is to be a man as God intended. She is clearly an incredibly gifted Bible teacher, and I found her fresh insights and rigorous scholarship riveting.
It is a book I would love men (particuarly pastors) to read – but I fear that, ironically enough, patriarchal values will mean that men are less likely to read it because it’s written by a woman. I hope I’m proved wrong and that men and women alike explore the issues raised in this book, because it is a discussion that needs to happen. A brilliant book – highly recommended.
*I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review, which this is*