How Does God Really Feel About Females?

A Biblical Study in Gender Equality

by Joanne White Ferdinando



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/20/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781973651451
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781973651437
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781973651444

About the Book

In the very beginning, God made the male and female equal in gender and power, so how did the female become secondary to the male? This book comprehensively reviews the initial gender equality of the sexes, how it was lost, and why it should be reclaimed. Accurate translation evidence is provided for words like desire, rule, head, and submission—words that have unnecessarily held back all females, especially Christian females, for thousands of years. Clear analysis of male/female brain functions, biblical languages, patriarchy, ancient law codes, complementarianism, slavery, rape, marriage, and verses like Genesis 3:16 and 1 Tim. 2:12 should satisfy most skeptics that it was never God’s intention for the female to be second to the male on a human totem pole. They were made to stand together on the same rung of creation’s hierarchical ladder and to freely use all of their talents and abilities. Females are now, and always have been, equally loved in the sight of God and needed in the Church and world.

About the Author

Joanne White Ferdinando has been researching the Bible with a focus on gender equality for more than 40 years. In-depth study with several biblical research groups during those years highlighted the importance of accurate translation and allowing the Bible to speak for itself without private interpretation. In 1996, Joanne earned a B.A. degree, Magna cum Laude, in Psychology while working full-time and raising three children as a single parent in Florida. She has served in leadership roles in a university, two hospitals, two churches, and several community volunteer programs. Joanne now lives in rural Georgia where she writes, supports her daughter’s ministry, and enjoys her dog Rocky.