In 2008, Dr. Jackie Roese became the first female preacher at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. In many ways, this was an ordinary event; churches get new pastors all the time. But to many Christians in the evangelical world, a woman minister was an aberration, and church leaders and bloggers fired back with criticism.
In her book Lime Green: Reshaping Our View of Women in the Church, Roese talks about her spiritual journey, from becoming a Christian, to graduating from seminary, to deciding she wanted to teach and preach. Lime Green discusses how Christian women come in many different forms, and points out how their differing personalities, ambitions, and spiritual callings should be celebrated. This wonderful book shows how churches can flourish when men and women lead together, and it demonstrates how congregations thrive when women’s voices are ennobled instead of silenced.
You can find Lime Green here on Amazon.