Although many Christians wouldn’t identify themselves as feminists, the reality is that the feminist movement has influenced us all in profound ways. We unconsciously reflect our culture’s ideas related to womanhood rather than what’s found in the Bible.
In this book, Courtney Reissig—a wife, mom, and successful writer—recounts her journey out of “accidental feminism,” offering wise counsel for Christian women related to relationships, body image, and more—drawing from the Bible rather than culture. Whether you’re a committed feminist, a staunch traditionalist, or somewhere in between, this book will help you answer the question, “What does it mean to be a Christian woman?” You’ll discover the joy, purpose and importance that are found in God’s good design.
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Courtney Reissig is a wife, mother, and writer. She has written for the Gospel Coalition, Boundless, and Her.meneutics (the Christianity Todayblog for women), where she is a regular contributor. She is also the assistant editor for Karis, a women's blog hosted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
“Courtney Reissig is a true daughter of Sarah. She is wise, discerning, brave, and thoughtful. This book is a needed antidote to the false views of women we so often encounter, and too often absorb, in our culture.” - Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; author, Onward
“The Accidental Feminist reminds me of a handbook on womanhood, but not a rule book. Courtney shares the beautiful design of all aspects of women made in the image of God. A perfect read for anyone desiring to gain an understanding of womanhood in the Bible.” - Trillia Newbell, author, United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity and Fear and Faith
“Courtney writes as a daughter of third-wave feminism who is calling her sisters to return to God’s instructions for how we should live as Christian women in a fallen world. This book unveils what has been lost in our hearts, our relationships, and our churches. It exposes the “options” feminism offers as just a set of heavy shackles designed to hold us back from seeking fulfillment in the only place it can really be found—in the hope of the gospel of Christ.” - Kristie Anyabwile, wife of Thabiti Anyabwile, Assistant Pastor for Church Planting, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; mom of three; discipler of women
“Over the past few decades, we’ve unwittingly absorbed popular ideas about womanhood. We’ve become feminists without knowing it. Courtney challenges us to wake from the stupor. If you’re a young woman, you would do well to read this book and consider whether you, too, have become an accidental feminist.” - Mary A. Kassian, Professor of Women's Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild