Every book I've written so far has taken on a life of its own. Half the Church is no exception. Initially, I wanted to put in a single volume what I've learned so far about the Bible's message for women—Image Bearer, ezer-warrior, and Blessed Alliance. But I soon learned there is more to say about these rich life-changing concepts.
This was only the beginning.
The book expanded into an exploration of that message within a wider global context. It has been eye-opening for me. A global perspective is missing from our conversations and when included changes everything!
I'm also responding to the challenge Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof leveled at the church in Half the Sky for us to mobilize in combating and relieving the suffering and oppression of women worldwide. This challenge is central to our gospel mission.
My editor (Katya Covrett of Zondervan) described the book as, "A blazing call to action!"
Release is scheduled for March 2011, but you can order in advance on Amazon (hardcover or Kindle)!