Understanding a Woman's Place of Authority


Throughout history, churches have traditionally taught – and congregants have widely accepted – the notion that women should have only limited leadership roles in churches. Many ban them entirely from such positions. Even among churches where women preach, teach, and lead in spiritual matters, many still harbor doubts. This is due, in part, to Scriptures such as 1 Timothy 2:12-13, “And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.”

In this book, Stephen Fraser rightly divides the Word of God and brings greater insight into the God-ordained authority that is available for women in the Body of Christ and beyond. No longer can we allow religious tradition to undermine and limit one of our greatest assets. The Bible declares, “The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host (Psalm 68:11 - Amp).”