The author suggests, “What’s interesting to me is that Jesus not only honored and protected women (a traditional role); he also provided influence (a countercultural role). As scriptural screenwriter-in-chief, the Holy Spirit chose to cast many women in the lead supporting actor role of the Gospel stories. This was because the star of the show (a.k.a. Jesus) was quite comfortable working with and alongside women” (16).
Pick up a copy and let me know what you think (and I would love to hear if you have recommendations on the topic as well).