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Conservative evangelical women are least likely to be trained in the areas of teaching and preaching. It’s a tragic state of affairs, given the central value that our tradition places on the Scriptures. In this book, Jackie Roese examines the forces, both past and present, that have discouraged women from becoming trained. We’ll discover that women are indeed called, gifted, and mandated in Scripture to herald the Word of God.
The first half of the book will focus on encouraging women to become as fully equipped as our male counterparts, and to use their uniquely female voice in proclaiming truth to other women in various settings outside pulpit preaching. But encouragement isn’t enough. Many women who already teach Bible studies, or who desire to teach, are in no position to pursue formal studies in a seminary.
To that end, the second half of She Can Teach is dedicated to developing teaching skills. Together we will learn how to study a passage, find the main idea, and build and deliver a biblical message. By the end of this book, the reader will be better equipped to proclaim the truth, through her uniquely female voice, to her female audience.
“Excellent! Great writing and wonderfully done to weave academic research with practical daily implications. A helpful tool for ministry as well.” – Emily
“She Can Teach is a powerfully written book from a heavily researched and passionate viewpoint. Jackie Roese’s style is engaging and captivating, yet at the same time, challenging and provocative. Our faith society is in great need of this voice and the truths shared throughout Roese’s work. This volume cuts through the historic confines on evangelical women fully developing and utilizing their gifts to their fullest, and emboldens all Christians to offer their utmost for God’s kingdom work.
The first half of the book provides an extensive analysis about the history, doctrine, and praxis of the role of women teaching the Scriptures. It is respectful, yet honest, in its dialogue with the customary boundaries present in most evangelical church settings. Roese brings to light undeniable issues with the standard limitation placed on women in regards to their spiritual development and maturity and asserts that the body of Christ suffers when one gender is discouraged or not permitted to flourish as God intended. This challenge does not pendulum swing to an obnoxious extreme, but holds a balanced approach to this controversial topic. The tone is respectful and the information is well-documented.
A beneficial how-to section completes the second half of the book with an easy-to-understand homiletics course. This accessible tool is perfect for the lay individual with a desire to cultivate their teaching skills. It provides the benefit of taking a seminary level preaching course to anyone with a desire to learn, regardless of their previous educational background. This portion of the book would be valuable in a training setting or for personal growth.
Roese exhibits a clear passion for God and her personal style is winsome. As you read, you hear her cheer you on to mature in the Lord and cultivate your spiritual gifts. Her personal stories will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. She delivers her vast knowledge in a down-to-earth manner that is approachable and real. She Can Teach is a valuable resource with exceptional insight.” – Amy