On Purpose Wins AWSA's Golden Scroll Awards Book of the Year

August 16, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kregel Publications is pleased to announce that On Purpose by Julie Zine Coleman has won the AWSA Golden Scroll Awards Book of the Year for 2022.

Julie (pictured) proudly holds her award at the AWSA conference on Sunday, August 14.

On Purpose is a serious study of the verses in the Bible that are often interpreted to demarcate 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 the passage's true meaning in today's cultural setting.

"Julie Coleman's On Purpose is a delightful contribution to the growing resources for women called to, and gifted for, Christian leadership. It is at once biblically faithful, academically sound, gracious toward those with whom she disagrees, and accessible to a broad readership. The timeless principles she draws from the ancient texts are indeed good news for today's church." -- Ronald W. Pierce, professor of biblical and theological studies at Biola University

The Golden Scroll Awards were announced at the Golden Scroll Banquet on Sunday, August 14, at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY. The entire list of winners will be viewable at


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