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Vendor: Destiny Image
Publication Date: 2016
Experience True Liberation by Seeing Your Beauty, Femininity, and Freedom From Heavens Point of View
Has Christianity kept women trapped in the stone age? In many ways, yes; but this is not by Gods design. As society offers women opportunities to explore outer-space and govern nations, the church often stifles and limits them.
The tide is changing, though.
Amber Picotas Gods Feminist Movement is a new covenant manifesto calling women to embrace their true identity in Christ and fulfill their destiny as revolutionaries who shape the course of history with the Kingdom of God. There is a powerful new feminist movement emerging in the body of Christ. Its not politically driven and its not being championed by an uprising of angry "man-haters."
Based on an intense study of Scripture, factoring in historical and contextual hermeneutics and original languages, Picota shares a practical, non-legalistic, and non-traditional (yet deeply Biblical) look at topics that women commonly face, such as:
- Dating and Modesty
- Female Leaders in the Church
- Submission in Marriage
- Beauty and Self-Image
Celebrate the power and beauty of womanhood. God has given you permission to change the worldby being you!
Break off religious traditions that keep women trapped in "old school" legalism and move beyond Christian clichés that minimize a womans true position in Christ!
Amber Picota serves as Pastor of Streams of Life Church alongside her husband, Rene, while homeschooling their three children. Amber loves people, writing, reading, traveling, and speaking; her greatest desire is to see people come alive as they realize who they are and discover what kind of authority and freedom they have received in Christ. Ambers cutting-edge blog, wholenewmomma. me, features her thoughts about spirituality, motherhood, relationships, and walking in the the fullness of your New Covenant inheritance!
richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A New Look at Womanhood Embraced by a New Generation - A New Covenant Platform for Christian WomenOctober 23, 2016richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A New Look at Womanhood Embraced by a New Generation A New Covenant Platform for Christian Women
In her timely, Biblically based book Gods Feminist Movement Amber Picota redefines feminism for todays generation of Christian women. She describes these women as gracious, humble, wise, gentle yet strong, diligent, and pure in heart; revolutionaries who shape the course of history.
Her goal is to equip the reader, women and men, co-heirs in the body of Christ, to study the scriptures in light of the historical background, hermeneutics, and the original languages, to put aside preconceived concepts, and to discern for themselves the application of theses passages to make them applicable for a contemporary setting.
The subjects of women in leadership, submission in marriage, headship, and the cost of trail blazing are especially relevant for today. These are important issues that are being faced in business, education, and politics, issues that cannot be minimized in church life. Picota urges the reader to lead the way in breaking away from traditional misconceptions, and trite clichs to claim the promises and follow the patterns of the New Covenant.
I was deeply moved by Ambers personal testimony of coming to Christ, the struggles that followed and the unique way that God worked in her spirit to a commitment of her life to fulfil His purpose.
Amber writes from heartfelt convictions, her message is convincing, contagious, and commanding. Gods Feminist Movement Redefining A Womans Place from a Biblical Perspective is important reading for pastors, organizational ministries, and lay leaders in the Church in this and future generations.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Melissa3 Stars Out Of 5Loved Hearing Amber's StoryOctober 6, 2016MelissaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I was hesitant to read a book like this because if its title but I was also curious what Amber would say on this topic.
The first chapter touches on this and addresses the issue one might have with the word. But honestly, after the first chapter I really didnt feel like it was a feminist type of book. Dont get me wrong, it had a lot of good content but I guess I felt like it was comparable to other books I have read.
I really enjoyed hearing Ambers story, she definitely has a Genesis 5020 story and God has redeemed her of so much. Totally loved hearing about that.
If you are not sure about reading this book because of the title dont let that stop you. It really is just a book about finding freedom as many women are held in bondage by so much.
A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
nkwbookreviewer4 Stars Out Of 5Tackles Tough IssuesSeptember 11, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"God's Feminist Movement" by author Amber Picota is published by Destiny Image. This paperback book is 172 pages and listed as a Women's Issues, Spiritual Growth, Leadership book. The cute cover with white, lacy, sparkly shoes states "Redefining a 'Woman's Place' from a biblical perspective."
Author Picota writes a book for women that is biblically based. After the Foreward and Introduction there are nine chapters and then endnotes. Chapter two describes the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. The author expressly asks readers not to skip this chapter. This is the foundation of her entire book. She writes we are now living under the New Covenant, a new law, which is that we love one another as He (Christ) loved us. She expresses the importance of love. It keeps us from sinning and helps us to live right. Love makes us want to do good things.
The author tackles some tough issues in her book: purity, modesty, sexuality, dating, submission in marriage, and understanding headship. She uses bible verses, bible stories and examples to make her point. It is a scripturally based book. She shows how women were spoken about in leadership in the Bible. The Bible talks about Phoebe, a deacon of the church, Noah's wife and daughters-in-law, and Ruth among a others. The author also cautions in this same chapter that we must be careful not to take Bible verses out of context and misunderstand their meaning. She says this because bible verses have been erroneously taken out of context to keep women out of church leadership, she says.
This is the first thing I have read by Amber Picota. I enjoyed her easy to understand writing style. Her book was well written. The chapters were organized and information well researched and biblically based. It was a lot of interesting information and things to ponder. I would recommend this book. I wish there were discussion questions at the end of the chapters or book. It would make a good women's group study or book club book. I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Good Book on Women in LeadershipSeptember 6, 2016Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5God's Feminist Movement, by Amber Picota, is a great book that helps set women free and helps equip them for ministry. The author goes into detail explaining the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant. We are living under the New Covenant and we are actually living under a new law, the law of Christ, which is that we love one another as He loved us. The author helps us to understand how important love is. Love helps us to do good, to not have other gods above God, to not cheat, steal or kill, Love fuels us to do good works.
Using Bible verses and stories, the author points out that women in leadership was also spoken about in the Bible. She used 2 of my favorites, Ruth who pursued Boas and the prophetess Deborah.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It shows us that women being a part of the church is not a new thing even though some people feel women do not belong in leadership in the church. The book also reaffirms that we should not take verses out of their context and use them in ways they were not intended as well as if something preached is not Biblical, it is not true.
There is so much information in this little book. The author uses Bible verses and her life experiences to teach us such things as dressing, dating and submission in marriage. The parts that really made an impression on me is that the Bible does not tell us how to dress, other than not to wear men's clothing. Modesty is not about covering yourself up in clothing, modesty is a posture of the heart. However, if we dress to entice and arouse others, this is not love. I especially like the part that men are not animals and that we need to stop raising our boys believing the lie that they do not have the power to take their thoughts in control and turn them over to Christ. The one part that I truly appreciate the author writing is that our family is our first ministry. All to often the business of the world cause us to put our family and their needs down the priority list.
I received a copy of this book from Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
Deana4 Stars Out Of 5Great Book On LeadershipAugust 23, 2016DeanaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really did enjoy reading this book. It helps you to understand what "God's Feminist Movement" is really about. It is not about putting men down, but instead empowering men and women to rise up to be leaders and work together. I loved her talking about tattoos. I have a tattoo as well, and when I tell people they act like I have committed some horrible sin. The verse that many refer to about tattoos is in Leviticus 19:28. It talks about not making any cuts on your body or make tattoo marks on yourselves. But the author really explained the verse so clear. That verse is referring to a a Mosaic Covenant which we are not a part of.
I found it very interesting when the author spoke about women in leadership . Growing up I always heard that women were not to speak in church or have any type of leadership role. My dad was a pastor and he always said that women have no place in leadership in a church. It is true that there are people who can misinterpret a scripture to fit their beliefs. The best thing to do if you aren't sure about a scripture is to study it and go to a leader that you trust to help you understand it . I always remember hearing "If someone preaches something that cannot be backed up by scripture, then it is not biblical." I have always remembered that and when I'm not sure about something I look it up in the bible.
There are great stories through the bible that show when women took the lead. I loved the examples the author used and made me look at the stories a different way. It's funny how you can read something over and over again, then one day you see it a different way. I have learned since being in leadership in church, that you must always put your family first before your ministry. There was a time I didn't and God got my attention.
I loved how encouraging the author is by reminding us that we are beautiful. God thinks we are beautiful and guess what, He also loves the person you may have had a problem with. One of the most profound things the author says in the book is about a husband and a wife. It is true that we each have different talents. When they come together and minister as a team they should both be Christlike. We want to resemble Jesus and be His hands and feet. We each have a calling on our lives . No one said it would be easy and I have found that some people don't think I heard from God, but I know what He says to me and I'm there to follow Him.
"Dance on, my beautiful friend , and enjoy the melody of His grace."
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.