My friend Jim Henderson’s latest book, The Resignation of Eve, is being published in a few days.
It’s a book about women’s responses to how they’re treated in church. It mostly consists of interviews with or stories of women who have resigned themselves to their church situation (some of them are fine with it), or resigned from church, or re-signed up in a situation where they are treated better and valued more. You can read more or order the book here.
I appreciate Jim’s desire to help women by writing a book about women, in which most of the voices are women. And I appreciate his willingness to include women whose views about womens roles disagree with his own.
One chapter tells my story in detail of why I resigned from church, including the role my mental health problems played about a decade ago. It’s probably the most complete and coherent version of my story out there. After all it was professionally edited!
I received a copy of the book last week and was very interested to read the other womens’ interviews and stories. I like reading peoples’ stories: they are fascinated and complicated and I find myself responding to them in unexpected ways.
A website has been set up for The Resignation of Eve. If you read the book and want to post feedback, share your own story or interact with the women in who Jim talks with in the book (this part of the site is coming soon) you can do so there.