• On Purpose

    On Purpose
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    Price: $17.99

    ISBN: 9780825447075

    Edition: February 22, 2022

    Pages: 208

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: February 22, 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Biblical Studies

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    On Purpose

    Understanding God's Freedom for Women Through Scripture

    Clear, exegetical teaching on the passages of Scripture traditionally used to limit women’s roles

    Many Christian women are torn between how the church has taught traditional gender roles and the liberty they see secular society afford to women. But what if the church's conventional teachings on the place of women aren't really biblical at all?

    On Purpose is a serious study on the verses in the Bible that have often been interpreted to define the role of women in the church, at home, and in the workplace. Each chapter focuses on a single passage, considering what it meant to the original recipients, understanding each author's intent, and applying its true meaning in today's cultural setting. With each chapter, Julie Coleman thoroughly reveals how the timeless principles in the Bible actually teach freedom for women. In fact, when rightly understood, these verses are a wake-up call that we are handicapping the church's role on earth by limiting women unnecessarily. Instead, men and women should be working side by side for the advancement of the kingdom of God.

    Written without anger or judgment, and with no agenda but to delve deep into the Bible, On Purpose is an enlightening study offering a fresh, scriptural perspective. It's time to set women free to answer God's call on their lives--and set the church free to function the way God truly desires.
    Author: Julie Zine Coleman
    Julie Zine Coleman is managing editor for Arise Daily Devotionals and a longtime writer and speaker. She holds a master’s in biblical studies from Capital Bible Seminary, and her previous books include Unexpected Love: God’s Heart Revealed Through Jesus’ Conversations with Women. Julie lives near Annapolis, Maryland, where she and her husband, Steve, raised four children. Learn more on her website juliecoleman.org.