Are we working together as well as we could be?
The role of women in the church is an ongoing debate within the church.
On one side are those who say there is no difference between men and women. On the other side are those who severely limit women who want to offer ministry to the church. Judith TenElshof and Robert Saucy take the middle approach.
Believing that the modern views have denied the distinctions between men and women, TenElshof and Saucy take the complementarian approach. They argue that while men and women are equal, God has given different roles to each, and that these roles rely on each other to be fully effective.
I have long waited for a book on women and men in ministry that had the right tone, asked the right questions, and pursued the right balance. This work, edited by Robert Saucy and Judith TenElshof, delivers just that and more. It shifts the discussion from the areas of rights and power so popular in our culture to one of complementary ministry, so that the body is seen working together in harmony as God designed it to be. Well done!
-Darrell L. Bock, Research Professor for New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
This is a book that needed to be written! It will help all of us be sensitive to the many ways women can serve in the church, yet maintaining important biblical distinctions. Excellent contribution to an on-going controversy.
-Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church