• A1097

    Sexuality and Sex Therapy

    A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Mark A. Yarhouse and Erica S. N. Tan

    In this second edition of the standard Christian resource on human sexuality, Mark Yarhouse and Erica Tan offer a survey and appraisal of this field that integrates the latest research within a Christian worldview and addresses recent societal trends related to gender identity, non-normative sexualities, digital and social media, and more.

  • Skills for Safeguarding: A Guide to Preventing Abuse and Fostering Healing in the Church, By Lisa Compton and Taylor Patterson

    Skills for Safeguarding

    A Guide to Preventing Abuse and Fostering Healing in the Church

    by Lisa Compton and Taylor Patterson

    Christians are called to serve abuse survivors and cultivate a culture that protects the vulnerable. Designed specifically for Christian organizations, this textbook on safeguarding trains and equips pastors, mental health professionals, and all church members to prevent abuse, act when abuse happens, and promote healing for survivors.

  • When God Became White: Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity, By Grace Ji-Sun Kim

    When God Became White

    Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity

    by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
    Foreword by David P. Gushee

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim explores the historical origins and theological implications of the myth of the white male God. Examining the roots of the distortion and its harmful impact on the world, Kim shows what it looks like to recover the biblical reality of a nonwhite, nongendered God, leading us to a more just faith and a better church and world.

  • Confronting Sexism in the Church: How We Got Here and What We Can Do About It, By Heather Matthews

    Confronting Sexism in the Church

    How We Got Here and What We Can Do About It

    by Heather Matthews
    Foreword by Scot McKnight

    Despite real progress, women continue to be silenced, wounded, and relegated to the sidelines in our churches. But we can learn to do better. Exploring the history and culture of sexism in our contemporary evangelical world, Heather Matthews offers simple, practical steps for how Christians can actively fight sexism in its many forms.

  • Women, Work, and Calling: Step into Your Place in God's World, By Joanna Meyer

    Women, Work, and Calling

    Step into Your Place in God's World

    by Joanna Meyer

    Though women now have professional opportunities beyond what previous generations ever imagined, the church's vision for women's work has not grown with us. Joanna Meyer addresses this gap in women's discipleship, providing a theological framework for women's work and influence and offering resources for the challenges of working life.

  • Nobody's Mother: Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament, By Sandra L. Glahn

    Nobody's Mother

    Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament

    by Sandra L. Glahn

    Does "saved through childbearing" in 1 Timothy 2:15 mean that women are slated primarily for rearing children? Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul and the context to which he wrote. Combining spiritual autobiography with new research on the Greek goddess Artemis, Glahn lays a biblical foundation for God's view of women.

  • Non-Toxic Masculinity: Recovering Healthy Male Sexuality, By Zachary Wagner

    Non-Toxic Masculinity

    Recovering Healthy Male Sexuality

    by Zachary Wagner

    "Boys will be boys" and purity culture sell the same excuses with a different spin. Can we break the toxic cycle and recover a healthy identity for men? Confronting harmful teaching from the American church that has distorted desire, sex, relationships, and responsibility, Zachary Wagner offers a renewed vision for Christian male sexuality.

  • Ministering to Families in Crisis: The Essential Guide for Nurturing Mental and Emotional Health, Edited byJennifer S. Ripley and James N. Sells and Diane J. Chandler

    Ministering to Families in Crisis

    The Essential Guide for Nurturing Mental and Emotional Health

    Edited by Jennifer S. Ripley, James N. Sells, and Diane J. Chandler

    When people encounter a crisis, they often turn to ministry leaders, who may feel unprepared to guide them. In this tool kit for pastors, Christian leaders with unique expertise provide evidence-based insights and practical suggestions on challenges affecting marriages, children, and teens, equipping ministers to help families find hope.

  • The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo, By Caryn A. Reeder

    The Samaritan Woman's Story

    Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo

    by Caryn A. Reeder

    Most Christians are familiar with this picture of the woman at the well: a sinner, an adulteress, even a prostitute. Exploring the reception history of John 4, Caryn Reeder challenges common interpretational assumptions about women and sexuality, yielding fresh insights from the story's original context and offering a bold challenge to teach the Bible in a way that truly values the voices of women.

  • Buried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's Call, By Susan Harris Howell

    Buried Talents

    Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's Call

    by Susan Harris Howell
    Foreword by Mimi Haddad

    If God calls women to lead, what holds them back? Using social science research and interviews, Susan Harris Howell examines how gendered messages inside and outside the church pull men toward leadership and women away from it. As opportunities for women continue to expand, Howell provides compelling guidance for how we can remove obstacles that keep women from fully using their gifts.

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