Book shows God’s Word is original message of equality for women
LONGWOOD, FLâ€"Far from â€?"blind, unthinking obedience,” the biblical concept of submissionâ€"a hot-button issue in many churchesâ€"gets a thorough examination in Submission Is Not Silence ($18.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-510-4; $28.99, hardcover, 978-1-61215-542-5) by Elisabeth Julin. Written from the crucible of real-life experience, the book provides vision and inspiration to women from God’s Word to help them know their true significance. From that starting point within, they are then freed to develop clear vision to live with confidence.
â€?"Women have a powerful place determined by God, and the Bible is the original message of equality to women,” says Julin, who grew up in a missionary family anchored by a visionary father and gifted mother. â€?"This book examines what the Bible says about submission, in light of the misconception by many men that submission means blind, unthinking obedience. Sadly some churches uphold this doctrine. But a full examination of the Scriptures gives the true meaning of what God intends for women: she is created in the image of God with capabilities on an equal plane with anyone else, male or female. It is her duty and right to express herself.”
After a lifetime of walking in silence, Julin had an epiphany one day at a coffee shop while speaking with her husband. Although she knew the Bible inside and out, and thought she had practiced biblical submission for years, her marriage was crumbling and she felt desperate. When she thought there were no solutions, she packed a suitcase and walked away from her family. This is her story, shared through both anecdotes and analysis of Scripture, which she studied for herselfâ€"and ended up saving her marriage.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Submission Is Not Silence through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Submission Is Not Silence is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com. The book is also available in e-book format.