I recently read Jim Henderson’s The Resignation of Eve: What if Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to be the Church’s Backbone?
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).
I recently received a complimentary copy of Hal Donaldson and Kirk Noonan’s Your Next 24 Hours: One Day of Kindness Can Change Everything directly from the publisher. My favorite chapter was titled “It’s Not Expensive.” The authors suggest, “Giving hope and encouragement to people is not expensive, but neither is it free” (46).
They go on to list six principles to help guide our giving decisions…
- Generosity is sharing
- Generosity requires making room
- Generosity maintains a meaningful existence
- Generosity multiplies itself
- Generosity requires responsibility
- Generosity is impulsive (48)
Each chapter concludes with creative and compassion ways to respond to the stories that were just shared. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think.