More Than Enchanting
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More Than Enchanting

Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World

Forge Partnership Books

by Jo Saxton
Foreword by Alan Hirsch and Debra Hirsch

More Than Enchanting
  • Length: 208 pages
  • Published: January 2012
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3651-2
  • Item Code: 3651
  • Case Quantity: 48

Women have always been central to the life of the church. From the early hours of the first Easter, when women were charged to announce the resurrection of Jesus, to the state of the contemporary church, where women outnumber men in pews and positions of service.

But as central as women have been, they've also found themselves regularly marginalized--and not only in the church but in the neighborhoods, cities and societies they inhabit. Sometimes they've had to endure the well-intended biases or benign neglect of the leaders of their communities; sometimes they've been sidelined by their own crises of confidence. Sometimes they've had to contend with both at once.

Women who doubt their influence, who struggle to accept their distinct strengths and talents for what they are--gifts given through them to the world--suffer for it. The church, and really all of society, suffers with them. Jo Saxton invites women to discover (or rediscover) the gifts and talents that God has vested in us, and more important, the calling he has placed on each of us to seek first the kingdom of God where we are.

"Jo Saxton is a leader, visionary, practitioner and voice that leaders need to hear. This book is an essential resource for anyone serious about investing in the emerging generation of women leaders."

Brad Lomenick, director, Catalyst

"Saxton has changed the conversation. She has catapulted us beyond the same tired debates, the old unanswerable questions and past paradigms to an unmistakable call to action. Women can no longer sit idly on the sidelines or argumentatively in the halls of debate but must step into their unique calling and work in the kingdom. This book is important for all women who influence--from the family to the marketplace to the church. It is also an important read for the men who lead them and are led by them."

Heather Zempel, pastor of discipleship, National Community Church, Washington, D.C.

"In the tradition of Carolyn Custis James, Jo Saxton encourages women to live beyond cultural assumptions and churchy expectations and to live fully into our calling. More Than Enchanting is a must-read for women--whether they are secure in their callings or just finding their feet."

Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira, author of Grumble Hallelujah and cofounder of Redbud Writers Guild

"Every woman is a queen with her own unique kingdom of influence. Jo Saxton's compelling book not only reminds us as women to invest in our own heart of leadership but to invest in women everywhere."

Shayne Moore, author of Global Soccer Mom


Preface: You Surpass Them All
Introduction: Phenomenal Woman

1. The Blueprint
2. The Cloud of Witnesses
3. Calling
4. A Tale of Two Queens
5. Coming to a Halt
6. Broken in God's House
7. Influential Relationships
8. Navigating a Man's World
9. Leadership in the Key of Life
10. A Change in Season
11. The Art of Living Skillfully
12. Follow Him

Group Discussion Guide
About the Author


Jo Saxton is a pastor, missional leader, speaker, and author. Together with her husband, Chris, she leads Mission Point Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she is a director of 3D Ministries, an organization that equips church leaders to create missional, discipleship-centered communities. She is the author of More Than Enchanting, High Heels and Holiness, and Real God, Real Life. Born and raised in London, Jo has spoken at colleges, universities, and seminaries throughout the United States and England, including Liberty University, Bethel University, Virginia Baptist College, and Fuller Seminary. She is on the board of advisors for Today's Christian Woman and was previously college pastor at St. Thomas Church in Sheffield, England, planting missional congregations among college students and young adults. She has addressed conference audiences at Q, Catalyst, Simply Youth, and the National Day of Prayer, as well as denominational gatherings for the Virginia Baptist Women, Salvation Army, Evangelical Covenant and Foursquare Church, Lutheran Congregations on Mission for Christ, and North Star Church Network.

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