Book Review: Junia is Not Alone

I readJunia Is Not Alone by Scot McKnight this weekend.

First, it should be noted this is a very very small ebook. I knew that going in, but it was smaller than I expected. I saw that people wrote they read it all before breakfast but instill didn’t think it would be as small as it was. Alas, I had an Amazon gift card, so I gave it a whirl.

The point of the ebook is to start the conversation about women in the Bible and in the church. These women have had their stories silenced for some odd reason, especially since the Reformation. McKnight seems to make the point that Luther did nothing to help these women get their fair shake, primarily because they were women.

The book is a good read and definitely goes a long way to start the conversation on women I the church. I enjoyed it and would like to see a further study done, especially on the women that Scot mentions.

If you want to be encouraged about women in ministry or want to know where to start your study on women in ministry and in the church.

A good read if seen as a primer!

*Edit.  It seems as if I didn’t define who Junia is.  If Scot’s theory is correct that the church has buried women who were leaders, then many of you will not know who she is or where to find her.  She’s a woman apostle.  Yes, that’s right.  And you can find her in Romans 16:7.  My NIV thin line has her name as Junias, a male name, which is a grave theological and translation error.  The 2011 NIV has her name has Junia and calls her an apostle.

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3 responses to “Book Review: Junia is Not Alone

  1. Kelly

    You should reference who this Junia is. Everyone may not know, and even may not find it in their version of the Bible.

  2. updated. great point Kelly!

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