MIN2052/3 The Biblical Role of Women


Adeney, Miriam. 2002.  Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women. Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity Press. 

Ashcroft, Mary Ellen. 1996. Balancing Act: How Women can Lose Their Roles and Find Their Callings. Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity Press.

Aughtmon, Susana Foth. 2009. All I Need is Jesus & a Good Pair of Jeans. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. (This book has some excellent points.)

Bacchiocchi, Samuele. and W. A. Fagal 2000. Women in the Church: A Biblical Study on the Role of Women in the Church. Biblical Perspectives.

Bellville, Linda L. 2000. Women Leaders and the Church: Three Crucial Questions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic. (Covers the following questions: (1) In which ministries of the church can women be involved? (2) What roles can: women play in society? (3) Can women hold positions of authority in the church? Good scriptural overview of the role of women.)

Brazelton, Katie.  2005. Pathway to Purpose: Connecting your to-do list, your passions, and God’s purposes for your life. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan. (This is an excellent book by the Director of Women’s Bible Study at Saddleback Church.)

Brestin Dee. 2005. The Friendships of Women: Harnessing the Power in our Heartwarming, Heartrending Relationship. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook. (This book has some good points.) 

Bristow, John Temple, 1991. What Paul Really Said About WomenThe Apostle’s Liberating Views on Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love. New York: Harper One.

Carman, Anita with Dana Wilkerson. 2009. Transforming for a Purpose: Fulfilling God’s Mision as Daughters of the King. Chicago: Moody.

Eckert, Kim Gaines. 2007. Stronger than you Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect. Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity Press.

Edwards, Sue and Kelley Mathews. 2002. New Doors in Ministry to Women: A Fresh Model for Transforming Your Church, Campus, or Mission Field. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel. (This is written from a Baptist viewpoint, and majors on women ministering to women through the “Transformational model.”)

Fee, Gordon. D. and D. K. Stuart 2003. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan.

Ferrel, Pam. 2006. Women of Influence: Ten Traits of Those Who Want to Make a Difference.Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity Press. (Good general book, not specifically about women in ministry, but definitely influential in a woman’s life.) 

Gill, Deborah M. and Barbara Caveness. 2004. God’s Women Then and Now. Springfield, Mo.: Grace and Truth Publishers. (This book is written by the authors of Global University course: The Biblical Role of Women.) 

Grenz, Stanley J. and Denise Muir Kjesbo. 1995. Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Hestenes, Roberta and Lois Curley, editors. 1979. Women and the Ministries of Christ. Pasadena, Calif.: Fuller Theological Seminary. (A compilation of papers presented at the conference on Women and the Ministries of Christ. It has some very good concepts in the different papers.) 

Heuser, R. and N. Shawchuck 2010. Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 

Kraft, Marguerite. 2003. Frontline Women. Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library. (The book has 12 chapters, each by a different author, although the editor wrote one chapter and she and her husband together wrote another chapter. Marla Campbell wrote two chapters, including one on the biblical basis of women ministers. She was Dean of Students at Bethany College in California and several of her references reflect Assemblies of God resources. Most of the authors are women and the majority is or has been associated with Biola University. A brief biographical sketch of each author is presented at the front of the book. It does have two severe editing problems and a chapter on demonic influence that has wording that Assemblies of God frowns on, but nevertheless has some good principles.) 

Love, Fran and Jeleta Eckheart, eds. 2003.  Ministry to Muslim Women: Longing to Call Them Sisters. Pasadena, Calif.: William Carey Library.

McPherson, Aimee Semple. 1973. Aimee Semple McPherson: The Story of My Life.  Waco, Tex.: Word Books.

Osiek, Carolyn and Margaret Y. MacDonald. 2006.  A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press.

Stott, John. R. W. and D. Stone 1996. The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus: The Life of the Local Church. Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press.

Tucker, Ruth and Walter Liefeld. 1987. Daughters of the Church: Women and Ministry from New Testament Times to the Present. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.

Warner, Wayne E. 1986. The Life and Times of Charismatic Evangelist Maria B. Woodworth-Etter. Metuchen, N.J.,  Scarecrow Press.

WillhauckSusan and Jacqulyn Thorpe. 2001. The Web of Women’s LeadershipRecasting Congregational Ministry. Nashville: Abingdon. (Deals with different leadership styles that women have.) 

Zahl, Paul F. M. 2001. Five Women of the English Reformation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.