What does the Bible say about the value of women? Does the
Bible teach that women are as valuable as men or does it portray
them as somehow more flawed, more suspect, or weak and easily
Beginning from Genesis and working all the way through the storyline of the Bible, Worthy demonstrates the significant and yes, even surprising, ways that God has used women to accomplish His kingdom goals. Because, like men, they are created in His image, their lives reflect and declare His worth. Worthy will enable and encourage both men and women to embrace this true and lofty vision of God's creation, plan, and their value in His eyes.
Bestselling author Elyse Fitzpatrick and pastor Eric Schumacher together invite women to embrace a transformative and empowering view of their Maker, themselves, and the church. But this isn't only a book for women. It is also a book for men, especially leaders, who want to grow in their understanding of God's perspective on women, people who normally make up the majority of their congregations; men who might be wondering if they've missed something amid the abuse scandals that are rocking the church. Might the headlines they're reading today about abuse have their roots in a denigration of the value and worth of women? Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women will help every reader see the value, place, and calling of women through study questions and a "Digging Deeper" section that will help men and women discover how to cherish, value, and honor one another for God's glory.
The Gift and Calling of Women
Bestselling author Elyse Fitzpatrick and pastor Eric Schumacher argue convincingly that the Bible asserts and celebrates the value of women from Genesis to Revelation. Worthy--a book for women and for men--will transform how you see women in every facet of life.
"In a world where womanhood is simultaneously worshiped and despised, Elyse and Eric explain a woman's worth, straight from Scripture. With chapters filled with compassion and hard questions, they challenge readers to develop a robust view of women in redemptive history."--EMILY JENSEN and LAURA WIFLER, coauthors of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
"This book, authored by two respected and wise Christian leaders, can help the church celebrate the gifting and calling of women within the Body of Christ. As you read this book, pray that God would show you how best to respect and uplift the women and girls in your church and community."--RUSSELL MOORE, president, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
"With candor and wisdom, Elyse and Eric shine a light into the biblical text, showing the ways God has cared for and worked through women to bring about his purposes in the world. Then they shine a light into the church, addressing the significant questions women have about how God cares for and intends to work through them today."--NANCY GUTHRIE, author of Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything about Your Story
Elyse Fitzpatrick is a nationally sought-after speaker and author. She holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored twenty-four books on daily living and the Christian life. Elyse has been married for more than forty years and has three adult children and several grandchildren. Learn more at www.elysefitzpatrick.com.
Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author. He has a BA in communications and an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Jenny, have five children and live in Iowa. Learn more at www.emschumacher.com.
“Value is intrinsically tied to the reputation of the one who created the piece. What” (Page 17)
“By himself, Adam was insufficient to display God’s image and likeness. The Lord is so holy, so wondrous and glorious, that one created gender alone was inadequate to bear his image.” (Page 18)
“we must see, hear, and speak about women just as God does” (Page 20)
Elyse Fitzpatrick is a nationally sought-after speaker
and author, speaking at the Gospel Coalition's conference and Nancy
DeMoss Wolgemuth's Revive Our Hearts. She holds a certificate in
biblical counseling and has an MA in biblical counseling from
Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books and lives
in California with her husband, Phil. Learn more at
Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author whose work has been featured by the Gospel Coalition and elsewhere. He has a BA in communications and an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Jenny, have five children and live in Iowa. Learn more at www.emschumacher.com.