~ Hannah's book review ~
When I heard about this book being available for reviews, I was anxious to get my hands on a copy. I was about to embark on a switch to a new church, and was trying to discover what boundaries to set with my involvement at church, after experiencing some involvement burnout at my prior church. [Note: burnout was not why I switched churches, but is something I have desired to investigate nonetheless] I was curious how other women have had similar experiences, and the value of women in the church. What are women's roles in the church? What does the Bible say, what do people say, what do women say? This book is a definitive guide of statistics, surveys, and thoughts on the subject. While I do not agree with perhaps everything set forth in the book, I found it an interesting study on the topic of women and church at an applicable time in my own life. I would definitely recommend you pick up a copy if this is something that you have also been considering. Perhaps what I most appreciated in this book is that it included so many stories and so much data, helping give a clearer picture of different individual experiences. This is not so much a book about what is right or wrong about women's roles in church, but what people have personally experienced and believe, and suggestions about the reasons behind such feelings. There are definitely some possible solutions presented in this book, but I think that this is more a book for drawing your own conclusions. In summary: this is recommended reading. :)
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Resignation of Eve from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.