A few weeks ago in church, I started chatting with a man named Mike.
"I'm reading your book," he said. (Anytime a brother says this, I want to stand up and shout.)
Smiling, I asked him what he thought.
"At first I wasn't sure what to think," he said. "But then I started reading it. And I thought, this really is what Jesus makes possible. But mostly, I just love the stories. I keep reading to find the stories."
Today someone asked me what it feels like to be a published author, and I said "Mostly the same. Except that there is opposition and there is also support, and you just have to do what God is calling you to do." Would I do it all over again, if I knew how hard it would be to get published and to speak into this big conversation the Church desperately needs to have on reclaiming women for the Kingdom?
I would. I would, because one by one, I hear stories of women from Africa to Indiana being set free. Of brothers reading and discussing and supporting their sisters. Of the freedom Jesus came to bring ringing out, a little bit here, a little bit there.
May the freedom song continue, echoing, so that the whole world hears.
Reclaiming Eve, Out and About
- "Is Eve Merely a Helper?" An excerpt from Reclaiming Eve on Today's Christian Woman.
- Review at jeremiahgibbs.com, "Reclaiming Eve: Needed Healing for Hurting Ministers"
- Gifted for Leadership review of Reclaiming Eve by Natasha Robinson
- Article "Eve's Daughter" in the current issue of the Fullfill digizine
- Video Shorts: 8 Women of the New Testament, including the latest, Junia the apostle. Get all 8 at vimeo.com/reclaimingeve.
- Coming soon: I'm doing a Fullfill webinar with Elisa Morgan on May 21 at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT. Sign up here. Especially helpful for those who want to lead a Reclaiming Eve discussion or study.
- Preorder now: Reclaiming Eve Small Group DVD (Available in July) at beaconhillbooks.com and other online outlets.
Join the #ReclaimingEve conversation on facebook or twitter.
In Reclaiming Eve, you’ll find solid biblical thinking to help you shake off false mythology about womanhood and grab hold of much-needed freedom to embrace your destiny as God’s woman. Pick up this book, throw off the ‘old’ and live out your influence! -Elisa Morgan, Speaker, Author, She Did What She Could and The Beauty of Broken; Publisher, FullFill, www.fullfill.org